Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew is a mixture of sausage, potatoes, corn and shrimp, seasoned with a prepared spice mix such as Old Bay seasoning, and boiled until everything is tender and the shrimp have turned pink. The name Frogmore is the names of an old fishing community on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. According to legend, a fisherman developed the recipe when he couldn't find fish for stew. He scavenged for leftovers, added what shrimp and crab he did catch, and the delicious result has become a hallmark recipe of the Low country. This recipe can be adjusted to serve any number. Allow 2 tablespoons of seasoning per quart of water. If you cannot find hot smoked sausage, use another smoked sausage such as kielbasa and add crushed hot red pepper to the pot.


12 servings


6 quarts water
3/4 cup Old Bay SeasoningTM
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.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499; Total Fat: 15.5 g; Cholesterol: 299 mg; Sodium: 2733 mg; Total Carbs: 39.1 g (Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g); Protein: 52.6 g

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