A Low-Country Boil

We celebrated the 4th of July in Georgia in true southern style: with a low-country boil at P-Diddy and Lovely Miss L's house on the lake.

Lovely Miss L's niece and her husband and daughter were visiting from Savannah, and her niece's husband took the lead on cooking one fabulous shrimp boil.

It was hot, hot, hot when it came time to cook, but since the chef had just gotten out of the water, he managed to survive. (Note Conservative Hubby closely observing his technique, in case he has the opportunity to create a Northern version of the boil some day in the future.)

Once the ingredients were ready, they were served up outside in a big tub, along with plates, plenty of paper towels, and not much else. I guess this type of thing is often served by dumping all the ingredients out on the table, but this time we were nice and civilized and kept everything in the tub for easy serving.

Along with the shrimp, we had two kinds of sausage (one spicy and seriously delicious), potatoes, onions, and corn.

It was hot and flavorful and the perfect summer holiday meal. I may or may not have gone back for seconds. And thirds. And then a few extra pieces of shrimp and sausage. Shhh. Don't tell.

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