A Lowcountry Boil is a traditional dish of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, and the epitome of Coastal Carolina cuisine. The wealth of fresh, local shrimp makes this dish a favorite among Myrtle Beach, South Carolina locals. Ingredients are few, cleanup is minimal, and it’s the perfect recipe choice for summer months when dining outdoors with friends.

Myrtle Beach Lowcountry Shrimp Boil Recipe

Ingredients (4-6 servings)

Old Bay seasoning, 2-3 Tablespoons per gallon of water or to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 ½ lbs red new potatoes
1 (16 oz) package cooked kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 ears corn, halved
2 pounds fresh shrimp, unpeeled


Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the Old Bay and bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper and adjust the seasoning to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 14 minutes. Add corn and cook for an additional 6 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for approximately 3 minutes. Drain and serve with Old Bay sprinkled on top.

Watch the How To Make Lowcountry Shrimp Boil Recipe Video