Morgan has a “boyfriend”. They have dated for like eight years…seriously…do you still call him a “boyfriend” after eight years…don’t get me going…and we hound him constantly to marry her! On his birthday we fix Frogmore Stew. I saw it in a magazine years ago and I knew right away that we had to have it! It is a party in a pot!
His birthday fell on our beach week so as I planned our meals, I went to my organized stash of recipes and pulled the one out for Frogmore Stew. Seriously…
I have tried numerous attempts to organize my recipes but then I just have new piles…anyway…Frogmore Stew…it sounds disgusting and I have no idea who named it that, it seems like I googled it once but I don’t remember. It is so yummy!
Our first night at the beach was good ole Hebrew Nationals. I knew we would be anxious to get our feet in the sand. What is better than having all the ones you love around you knowing that you are facing a week together with nothing to do but play, eat and enjoy each other. I can say it was the best hotdog I have EVER eaten and probably ever will!!
Frogmore Stew showed up on the menu our second night when we got a little more settled in. I just had to throw a couple of pictures in there, totally unrelated to Frogmore Stew, so here it is…
6 quarts water
3/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 pounds hot smoked sausage links, cut into 2 inch pieces
12 ears corn-husked, cleaned and quartered
4 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
Bring water and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.
Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 5 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.
We put newspaper all over the table and serve with lots of melted butter with chopped garlic! Add some good bread and you have a PARTY!
Here is our table ready and waiting!
I love having recipes that “stick” and become traditions for certain special occasions. Do you have some favorites? I would love to hear about them!
I just looked over this and I have two things to say. We love Morgan’s boyfriend, he is a great sport, he takes a lot of teasing and does it well, and the other thing is I said Frogmore Stew a lot!