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Best Tailgate Recipes: Low Country Boil

Are you looking for a fun new recipe to try at your next Tailgate? Look no further! This Low Country Boil will be a big hit with your home team!

This recipe comes from Natasha Cox, she and her husband farm with their family in Benton County. Farmers are often thought of as the original tailgaters, eating many meals on the tailgate of their pickup trucks during spring planting and fall harvest. The Cox family enjoy both types of tailgates and this Low Country Boil is one of their favorite things to make! Natasha is a board member for the Indiana Corn Marketing Council.


This recipe will be featured in the Tailgating with the Colts Cookbook that will be passed out at the November 18th game.

Low Country Boil


  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2-3/4 cup shrimp boil seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 4 pounds small new potatoes (about 1 1/2" in diameter)
  • 2 pounds smoked pork sausage (about 4 links), such as kielbasa, cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 sweet or yellow onions, peeled, quartered
  • 10 ears of corn, shucked, cut in half
  • 4 pounds fresh/frozen large shrimp


  1. Heat a large pot of water over an outdoor cooker, or medium-high heat indoors- we love to take our outdoor cooker to tailgates ( make sure your propane tanks are full )
  2. Add Old Bay Seasoning, pepper and salt - bring to a boil. Add potatoes, and sausage, and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the corn cook for another 5 minutes
  4. Then add the shrimp when everything else is almost done, and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes.
  5. Drain off the water and pour the contents out onto a table covered with paper

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Liz Kelsay is a guest contributor to To learn more about the Indiana Soybean Alliance visit to learn more about the Indiana Corn Marketing Council visit

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