I love southern 'down home' cooking & I cook this style of cooking a fair bit but I want to try a low country boil. Ive looked a bit on the net & I have so far got "old bay seasoning, shell on & head on prawns (dont skimp on the prawns!) small new potatoes (pref red), sausage, corn cobs, onions & garllic". NOW! What I dont know is the following...
1) Which sausage. Ive never had Andouille or Kielbasa & I know they are traditional but Im not keen on an overly smokey sausage. Could I use Chorizo? Would it ruin the taste?
2) What ratio of Old Bay to water?
3) How much garlic?
4) Add beer or not?
Any hot tips to make it extra tasty? (I dont want it too hot though as its for the kids as well.|) What can I serve with it? Crusty Bread etc? Whats traditional?