I’ve been using this recipe ever since I moved to South Carolina. It can be adjusted to serve any number. Kielbasa or chorizo can be substituted for sausage. Some people use other shellfish like crab or mussels.
6 quarts water
3/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning TM
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 pounds hot smoked sausage links, cut into 2 inch pieces
12 ears corn – husked, cleaned and quartered
4 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
Bring water and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.
Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes more. Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes. Drain immediately and serve.