Amazing Sheet Pan Low Country Boil (Broil) – A great way to cook your southern seafood for summer!
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I love an old fashioned Low Country Boil. Traditionally prepared in big pot filled to the brim with corn, potatoes, seafood and spice, the finished product is often dumped out on a newspaper covered table for casual enjoyment.
Low Country Boil is usually made one of two ways… It’s heavily seasoned and steamed in a large kettle, for easy table dumping. Or it’s cooked like a soup, and either ladled out of the broth, or served in soup bowls with the broth.
Both ways are fantastic. However this season I thought it would be fun to cook a Sheet Pan Low Country Boil (Broil) in the oven.
Why, one might ask?
1) Well, not everyone has a giant stock pot, or multiple stock pots, for large-batch party cooking. Yet most people have multiple rimmed sheet pans.
2) You make less of a mess in both serving and eating Sheet Pan Low Country Boil, than with the traditional method. Another reason it’s perfect for parties!
3) When you steam or boil the ingredients, everything comes out with a similar texture. Yet when you roast the ingredients, the potatoes skins are slightly crispy, the shrimp are tender yet firm, and there’s just a lot more textural diversity.
4) Most cooks like to keep their kitchens as cool and steam-free as possible in the summer months. Roasting Sheet Pan Low Country Boil (Broil) in the oven, means you don’t have to stand over a boiling stockpot.
Sheet Pan Low Country Boil (Broil) is one of my favorite recipes for spring and summer parties.
One pan feeds six to eight people. Yet for larger gatherings you can prep and cook several sheet pans all at once!
Even left on the sheet pans, the presentation is glorious.
Piles of pink shrimp, succulent crab legs, kielbasa sausage, potatoes, onions and corn, dripping with butter and spice. Who can resist?
Since we are in the process of planning a spring party, I’ve got party prep on my mind. Aside from prepping your main dish on sheet pans, here are my top party planning tips for the season…
Plan ahead. I usually make my meal plan and grocery list three or four days ahead, so I have time to add things as I remember them.
Shop smart. We all hate to waste money, right? You can find nearly everything you need for a party at ALDI at a significant discount. Wine, beer, produce, Cheese, Dips, protein for grilling, spices, baking ingredients, you name it.
In fact, I found the ingredients for this Sheet Pan Low Country Boil at ALDI, including the crab legs! You will save so much money at ALDI, you can afford to invite more people to your event.
Cook ahead. Normally I make the main dish the day of the party, so it is as fresh as possible. However, I usually plan easy side dishes, desserts, and even beverages I can make the day before. That way, I can enjoy the cooking process and am not stressed when my guests arrive.
Be flexible. When it’s all said and done, you want to have fun at your own gathering. Even if you clean your house, set out stunning decorations, plan games and entertainment, and cook the perfect meal, there still might be a little bump along the road.
Having the right mindset (i.e. not expecting perfection) when party planning allows you to go with the flow when guests show up late and bring tag-alongs. Or when uncle Larry drops red wine down grandma’s back.
Over the years, I’ve learned a sense of humor is the most important element of hosting a fabulous party.
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