SC Frogmore Stew


Being a South Carolina girl at heart, this has and will always be one of my favorite and most comforting meals.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 3 quarts water

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 1 medium onion, halved

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 pinch coarse salt

  • 1 (3 ounce) package dry crab boil

  • 1 ½ pounds red potatoes, scrubbed

  • 4 ears corn, husk and silk removed

  • 1 ½ pounds unpeeled, large fresh shrimp

  • 1 pound smoked beef sausage, cut into chunks

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into the water, and throw in the halves. Add onion, garlic, salt and crab boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Add the potatoes and sausage, and return to a boil. Simmer covered for 20 minutes. Break the ears of corn in half, and add them to the pot; cover, and cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the shrimp, and cover for 5 minutes. Drain off liquid before serving. It may be reserved for other uses such as soup stock.

  3. Stir together the melted butter and hot sauce. Serve with the seafood and vegetables for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

664 Calories
39g Fat
42g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 664
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 1237mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1165mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.