Frogmore Stew

What is Frogmore Stew?

Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew is another name for a Low Country Shrimp Boil and gets its name from a small rural community on the island of St. Helena, SC.

It is also called a Low Country Shrimp Boil because Frogmore Community is located in the heart of the South Carolina Low Country. South Carolinians call the region from Charleston, SC to Hilton Head, SC the “Low Country”.

It is believed that the first-large scale Frogmore Stew was prepared by a Marine cook for recruits training on Parris Island, SC. Parris Island, like Frogmore Community, is located not far from Beaufort, SC. The tradition of serving it at large gatherings continues to this day and continues to grow in popularity.

Most people in the Low Country now refer to Frogmore Stew as Low Country Boil. There are two reasons for this. First, many people who are not familiar with Frogmore Stew can sometimes be a little bit confused by its name. There are not any frogs in Frogmore Stew. Secondly, it is not a traditional stew, but a boil.

Frogmore Stew and Low Country Shrimp Boil are the same dish and are made using the same delicious ingredients. The ingredients include shrimp, smoked sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes.

The recipe is a simple as following our Shrimp Boil recipe. Now you can invite your guest over for an awesome meal and entertain them with the history of this delicious seafood dish too.

Add some roasted oysters and Pulled Pork BBQ an you will have the quintessential Low Country dinner!

Try some of our other seafood recipes like Blackened Mahi Mahi, Deep Fried Shrimp, Garlic Olive Oil Shrimp, Barbecued Shrimp and Sausage, and more.

Learn more about Shrimp Boils and Seafood Boils too.