Frogmore Stew

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This picnic-style medley of shrimp, smoked kielbasa, corn and spuds is a specialty of South Carolina cuisine. It's commonly dubbed Frogmore stew or Beaufort stew in recognition of the two low country communities that lay claim to its origin. No matter what you call it, this one-pot wonder won't disappoint! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 16 cups water
  • 1 large sweet onion, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons seafood seasoning
  • 2 medium lemons, halved, optional
  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or fully cooked hot links, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium ears sweet corn, cut into thirds
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Seafood cocktail sauce
  • Melted butter
  • Additional seafood seasoning


  1. In a stockpot, combine water, onion, seafood seasoning and, if desired, lemons; bring to a boil. Add potatoes; cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add kielbasa and corn; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes. Add shrimp; cook until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes longer.
  2. Drain; transfer to a bowl. Serve with cocktail sauce, butter and additional seasoning.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 369 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.