Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Texas Kids Annual Visit - Low Country Boil For Seventeen & Karaoke

Along with the burgers and fried potatoes that we ate on Friday, Kathy always requests low country boil during their visits and we ended up with 17 diners on Sunday evening - I was ready to fire things up at 4:30.

I’ve posted about this dish several times but I’m posting again to document the recipe as I'm trying to fine tune it for number of eaters and minimize leftovers.

Low Country Boil For 17

10 qts water

1 cup Zatarains Pro Boil, didn’t want it too spicy

2 garlic cloves, minced

3# small potatoes

3# kielbasa, cut into 2” pieces

1 # andouille, cut into 1” pieces

15 ears corn

8# 16-20 count shrimp


Bring water and seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.

Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes.

Add sausage and cook for 10 minutes more.

Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes.

Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes.

Drain immediately and serve.

As always it was a big hit and we only had a few leftovers which was a goal.  I could not find my roll of butcher paper so we served on a platter per table.

Kathy with her daughters and Eliza.

The grands with Grandpop.        

Kathy holding court.

Pat and Bev.

Cindy and Carol.

Jennafer and Chase. 

Katelyn and Xavier.

Lauren and Jackson.

In spite of light showers, after supper, it was on to Karaoke courtesy of my buddy Joe (showing his stuff here) and we actually had several good singers – I was not one of them.

As always, it was a very fun evening.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.   

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. What great fun!! I just love to see a gathering like this its been too long enjoy!

  2. Larry, Wow! Nice family gathering... Great that all the family got together after the pandemic is/has passed. Boyfriends included... I would have loved to heard you doing the karaoke! Didn't know that this was Joe's thing. You guys are like brothers from a different mother... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Looks like everyone is enjoying their visit! Always love seeing photos from your dock parties.

  4. What wonderful memories you are all making. It looks like a great time was had by all.


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