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Recipe of the Week, July 14: Frogmore Stew

Posted by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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Frogmore Stew is considered a classic Low Country South Carolina dish. This dish is also know as Low-Country boil and Beaufort Stew. The dish gets its name from a place that has only a post office on one side of the road and a two-story white country store on the other. Frogmore is the mailing address for the residents of St. Helena Island just off the South Carolina coast.

                                      


Beaufort historian, Gerhard Spieler believes that the recipe was the invention of local shrimpers who used whatever food items they had on hand to make a stew. Richard Gay of Gay Seafood Company also claimed to have invented Frogmore Stew. On National Guard duty in Beaufort in the 1960s, he was preparing a cookout of leftovers for his fellow guardsmen and he brought the recipe home to the community of Frogmore with him, putting out copies of the recipe at his seafood market and selling all the necessary ingredients. Frogmore Stew has become a current favorite at some fancy restaurants in Charleston and some of the resorts along the Carolina coast.

Frogmore Stew

Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min

1 1/2 gallons water

Juice of one (1) lemon

Salt to taste

3 tablespoons Old Savannah Seasoning or can use Old Bay Seasoning
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 pounds sausage (kielbasa, etc.), cut into 1/2-inch slices 10 to 12 ears of corn on the cob, broken into 3-inch pieces
4 pounds uncooked shrimp in shell

In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add the water, lemon, salt, and Old Bay Seasoning; bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes for small potatoes, 2 for larger.

Add sausage and gently boil, uncovered, five minutes. Add corn and cook and continue cooking an additional five minutes (begin timing immediately, don't wait until water is boiling).

Add shrimp and cook and additional three minutes longer. Remove from heat, drain immediately, and serve.

  

by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Jul. 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Not something I would eat but dh would love it.
Kimberly954
by on Jul. 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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low country boil sounds MUCH more appetizing than frogmore stew!

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jul. 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM

 LOL. It is a surprising title if you aren't familiar with it. Of course little boys just love to say it, and think there's frogs in it.

Quoting Kimberly954:

low country boil sounds MUCH more appetizing than frogmore stew!

 

BeachMommy07
by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 11:07 PM


Quoting Kimberly954:

low country boil sounds MUCH more appetizing than frogmore stew!

haha agree!!

Monkeymama930
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Sounds like a crawfish boil we do up here.
SweetLuci
by Luci on Jul. 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM

 Very similar.

Quoting Monkeymama930:

Sounds like a crawfish boil we do up here.

 

KamsOne
by Jen on Jul. 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM

It actually looks pretty good!

mom22tumblebugs
by Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 5:08 PM

That is what we call a "shrimp boil". Use cut up whitefish instead of shrimp and it is a "fish boil".

jjamom
by Silver Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM
This looks delicious. Nothing like the name, lol!
jjamom
by Silver Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The picture looks like it has potatoes (yum), but I don't see them listed in the ingredients.  Do you know at what point you would put the potatoes in?  I really want to make this!

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