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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Shrimp Mess

During New Year's our Southern friends introduced us to "The Shrimp Mess", a name they didn't feel was very elegant, but in making this preparation of a Low Country Boil over time with family, the moniker stuck. Whatever you choose to call it, I think you'll agree you can simply call it delicious. Although we reined in this particular Mess, when the warmer months roll around, harness an outdoor picnic table, flood it with newspaper and pour out the whole lot and enjoy!

The Shrimp Mess
30 pieces cooked corn
Smoky and spicy kielbasa
3 lbs. large peeled shrimp with tails on
Tons of Old Bay seasoning
5-6 quarts of water
A squeeze of two lemons with the rinds thrown in
Rendered bacon fat

Bring water to a boil
Add kielbasa and the rest of the ingredients (except for corn and shrimp) for a second boil
Then toss in the corn
Throw in the shrimp at the end for 2 minutes

Our lovely shrimp before being tossed into the Mess!

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