Saturday, August 10, 2013

Low Country Boil in a Bowl

I love Coastal Living magazine.  I love the ocean views, the beach-y cottages, and the regional recipes containing all varieties of fish and seafood.  So when I saw this recipe, last November, I knew that I had to try it.  I tore the page from the magazine and, as a reminder, placed it on top of my little jewelry armoire in the closet where I would see it every day.  And I did see it every day.  And when I would look at it I thought, gee, that really looks good, I should make this.  But I didn’t.  The recipe sat there for so long that eventually I had to dust it.  Twice.  Finally, growing weary of the dusting and the guilt, I purchased the needed ingredients (read: shrimp) and made it.  What took me so long?!  This is delicious!
 Now I made a few changes based upon what I had on hand and my personal/quirky preferences.

1.  I always substitute Melissa’s Fire Roasted Sweet Red Bell Peppers in place of fresh red peppers.  I find fresh peppers almost always overwhelm rather than compliment, plus I wanted the smoky taste.
2.  I used frozen corn kernels over fresh, and chose Trader Joe’s (Trader Jose’s) Fire Roasted Corn.  I have become completely enamored of this lately and have been adding it to everything.
3.  I did not have potatoes, so eliminated them completely.  I did not miss them; you may.  Instead I grabbed one of the containers of rice that I keep in the freezer (leftover from other dishes), warmed it, and placed a mound in the center of the bowl over which I poured the soup/stew.
4.  My seafood seasoning of choice is Old Bay, so that is what I used.
5.  I’ve been adding a few drops of hot sauce to everything savory this summer, so added about 4 drops of Crystal Hot sauce.

This recipe is easy, delicious, and delightfully seasonal.  Do give it a try. 
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3 comments:

Mythreyi said...

Slurpyy Soup..

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

~~louise~~ said...

I love Coastal Living Magazine too Pattie. For some reason I never see it anymore.

I can't tell you how many times I've strewn saved recipes all over the house moving them from one place to another and never getting around to them. Kudos to you for taking the bull by the horns and making this recipe. It looks fabulous!!!

Oh how I miss seafood...thank you so much for sharing. I'm saving this recipe but just like saved recipes in the house, I hope I do get to it, lol...

P.s. Whew! All this pinning. You really should join Pinterest. There are many people enjoying your recipes on Pinterest!

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I am featuring this recipe this week! :-) Congratulations! :-) :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern on Monday evening. Thanks for linking up each Tuesday. I look forward to seeing what you'll share this week! :-)