Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Low Country Shrimp Boil

 "This Giveaway is Now Closed"

Do you own an outdoor turkey fryer? I don't only because the outdoor fryers look so dangerous in my opinion. I'm sure they are safe but since I have little kids I get a bit nervous frying something outside in a fryer. I am always afraid one of the kids will bump into it and tip it over.

So needless to say I have never deep fried a turkey before. Recently I was contacted by Masterbuilt to see if I wanted to test out their new Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer.

I was so excited an indoor turkey fryer now that was right up my alley. After visiting the Masterbuilt website I knew just the recipe I wanted to make. The recipe I decided on was for a Low Country Shrimp Boil. You see I have wanted to do a shrimp boil for a quite some awhile so the timing couldn't be more perfect.

I was so amazed that not only could you use this indoor fryer to fry a turkey, but it also boils and steams food as well.

I think the boil and steam feature is my favorite part of the whole fryer. Well not to mention that I can use it indoors without a flame source.

Now I don't have to worry about my kids accidentally bumping into the fryer and tipping it over or someone getting burned. Below is a list of features for this wonderful turkey fryer.


The Butterball Turkey Fryer from Masterbuilt:
• The fryer is retailed at $159.96
• Adjustable thermostat temperature control
• Stainless steel construction
• Porcelain-coated inner pot
• Digital timer
• Folding lid with window and filter
• Cooking basket with drain clip
• Drain Valve for easy cleaning
• Saves on oil - uses 1/3 less than conventional turkey fryers
• It can feed up to 8 people when frying a 14 lb turkey (max turkey limit)
• The fryer can also be used with chicken, and can boil and steam food instead of frying Ü
I also am including a link to Johns Video so you can see the in's and outs of using the Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer.

 This video helped me out so much. It really put my mind at ease when I used the indoor fryer for the first time. I have to say it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.


The Turkey Fryer also comes with a "Dadgum That's Good Cookbook" by John McLemore, the CEO of Masterbuilt. This cookbook is filled with a variety of recipes that can be prepared in the indoor electric turkey fryer.
Here is just a sample of recipes. Fried wings, steamed sesame chicken & vegetables, steamed crab legs, pumpkin fritters, deep fried mini pecan pies, chowders, ribs, lemon pepper chicken and even boiled peanuts.
Since I chose to do a shrimp boil I have included some step by step photos of just how easy the whole process was. I was so excited because I did 90% of the recipe all by myself. So trust me if I can do it anyone can. Let's get started........

Fill the butterball indoor fryer to the max line with water. Place the seasoning bags in the basket. Set the heat to 375 and bring the water to a boil. (about 20 minutes) Add the whole potatoes to the basket and lower into the water carefully; boil 12 minutes.

Add the corn to the potatoes and boil an additional 9 minutes. Add the sausage to the potatoes and corn and continue boiling for 9 more minutes. Lastly add the shrimp. Boil for a additional 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp is pink. Total cooking time for the shrimp boil is 33-35 minutes. Lift the basket from the hot water hooking the basket to the drain clip.

Allow country boil to drain and then serve hot. That's it a Low Country Shrimp Boil in about 30 minutes who wouldn't love that. We were so excited at how good the shrimp boil turned out that we packed up half of it and surprised our friends. They were just as excited as we were that it only took 35 minutes for the shrimp boil.

Would you like to win a Masterbuilt Butterball Electric Turkey Fryer, a $15 coupon for a Butterball turkey and the cookbook Dadgum That’s Good? Well you can because today the generous folks over at Masterbuilt are going to send one lucky Mommy's Kitchen Reader a Butterball Indoor Turkey Fryer too!!! What a great gift! Thank you so much Masterbuilt.


How to Enter:

Just leave a comment letting me know what you would fry, steam or boil in the butterball indoor turkey fryer. (mandatory entry)

For Additional Entries
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    Contest open to US Residents only due to shipping charges. If you do not have a blog please leave your email address in your comment. This giveaway will end at midnight (CST) December, 26Th 2010. Winner will be chosen on Monday December 27Th, 2010 using random.org. Winner will be given 48 hours to reply before another winner will be chosen. Good luck to everyone.

I am happy to say that we ate all of the shrimp boil and it tasted awesome. Next on my list is boiled peanuts and pumpkin fritters.



Low Country Shrimp Boil

Ingredients:
2 - lbs whole new potatoes

8 - 12 pieces of short ear corn
1 - 2 pounds pre cooked smoked sausage (cut 1/2 -1 inch thick)
2 - pounds uncooked shrimp, preferably split and de veined
1 - 2 crab or shrimp boil seasoning bags

Directions:
Fill the butterball indoor fryer to the max line with water. Place the seasoning bags in the basket. Set the heat to 375 and bring the water to a boil. (about 20 minutes)

Add the whole potatoes to the basket and lower into the water carefully; boil 12 minutes. Add the corn to the potatoes and boil an additional 9 minutes.

Add the sausage to the potatoes and corn and continue boiling for 9 more minutes. Lastly add the shrimp. 

Boil for a additional 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp is pink. Total cooking time for the shrimp boil is 33-35 minutes.

 Lift the basket from the hot water hooking the basket to the drain clip. Allow country boil to drain and then serve hot. 


Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup butter
4 - medium cloves garlic, minced

in a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add minced garlic and mix. Drizzle butter sauce over each plate or serve on the side.


Disclosure: Masterbuilt provided me with a turkey fryer and a cookbook "Dadgum That's Good" for the purpose of this review. Opinions stated above are entirely my own. I have not been compensated in any way to publish positive comments. I would like to say thank to Masterbuilt for sponsoring this review and giveaway.


235 comments:

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Martha damron said... #

I would fry our Holiday turkeys and Hens ,in the fryer ,also would like to steam vegetables,I love your sight, It has wonderful recipes.
Martha Damron marthadamron@verizon.net

Amy said... #

I would fry it! I've heard how good it is when fried and I would love to try it!

She cooks they eat said... #

I would fry my holiday turkeys. I would also make your recipe it looks and sounds delish.

Cooking with K said... #

I would do the Low Country Boil to go with my Shrimp Creole!

Anonymous said... #

I have only had a fried turkey once and LOVED it this would be cool to try.
Becky
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Dawn said... #

Love some fried Buffalo hot wings, that is what I would try first. Oh my, what a nice giveaway, thanks!

Anonymous said... #

We would do the low country boil! My husband has always wanted one of these. My bad. Trying to win one for you, Honey.

annc999 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said... #

I would make the chicken wings and also fry a turkey.
Melissa
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Anonymous said... #

I liked Masterbuilt on FB
Melissa
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Ashley V. said... #

I would fry a turkey, first, but that low country boi recipe sounded FABULOUS - that would have to be what I did second!

Ashley V. said... #

New fan of MasterBuilt on Facebook!

Ashley V. said... #

New fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB, too!!

Ashley V. said... #

Forgot to leave my email address in my comments...
gvantrease@msn.com

SORRY!

Merren said... #

I would make a big pot of Frogmore Stew!

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Lynette said... #

I think I would have to try the shrimp boil!

Anonymous said... #

I would love to win this fryer for my brother in law who does all our Sunday Family Dinners. He has been wanting to fry a turkey for years, but we all are too afraid he'll burn the house down. Thank you for this opportunity. Linda
linelu55@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... #

without a doubt I would do turkey and that lowcountry boil looks great but probably most often I would do battered veggies. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year.
Laura email addy- theenclave@cfl.rr.com

Kim said... #

We're having Lowcountry Boil tonight for our Christmas Eve celebration!

Anonymous said... #

I would love to cook a deep fried turkey without the stress. I own an outdoor turkey fryer using propane. It does a great job but I am always so afraid when we are using it when the grand kids are around. Even though we keep a sharp eye out, the tension is still there. I think that this is a much safer way to go.

Carol Howe
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Kelly said... #

I love the idea of doing a shrimp boil, but I would also love to try frying a turkey!

Anonymous said... #

deep fried okra!!!!!

elizabeth -- gingerbreadhaaaus@gmail.com

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on facebook now!


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Anonymous said... #

I would do a little bit of everything in the fryer. It would get a work out. :)
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AG'smoma said... #

i would have to do the shrimp boil, too~ looks yummy!

AG'smoma said... #

became a fan on fb

susitravl said... #

The first thing on my list to do with the Masterbuilt, if I ever get one, is to deep fry a turkey. And now I know what the 2nd is - a Low Country Boil! YUM
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I Play Outside The Box said... #

I've had fried turkey and it is delicious...but I don't have a fryer for outside as I'm scared to death of them just like you. I would be so happy to win this prize...I could have some fried turkey anytime of the year. Please throw my name in the hat.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!!

Our European adventure... said... #

I would try first a turkey because I have yet to have fried turkey. Thanks for the giveaway. Maybe now I can have fried turkey. Crossing my fingers!

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Anonymous said... #

I've always wanted to try a deep fried turkey but like you, have fears about the safety of the outdoor ones. I would do a turkey first but then probably try every other recipe I could get my hands on to try with this fryer. Hope I win!! :)
jamienewman79 at gmail dot come

Anonymous said... #

Became a fan on FB of Masterbuilt!
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Anonymous said... #

Became a new fan of yours on FB. Love your blog- I found it on a google search for the recipe for the pretzel, rolo, pecan goodies and have since looked at several of your other recipes that I plan to make. Thanks for being a great, new resource!
jamienewman79 at gmail dot come

Terri. said... #

I would fry a turkey, we ended up with 3 turkeys at Thanksgiving and 2 are in the freezer just waiting to be eaten...
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Terri. said... #

I'm a fan of Masterbuilt on Face Book.
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Terri. said... #

I'm a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on facebook.
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Terri. said... #

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/#!/Terri6580/status/18853128182964224
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