The best part about a low country boil is all the leftovers. I love enjoying low country boil leftovers for days after we entertain guests with a shrimp boil. Follow these tips for the next time you find yourself with leftover boiled shrimp.

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How to reheat a seafood boil / how to reheat a low country boil

Seafood boils, also known as low country boils, are delicious and safe to eat served cold. However if you feel the need to eat them warm, try one of these ideas:

  • Simply separate the shrimp from the rest of the meal if you want the potatoes, corn and sausage served warm.
  • If you want the entire thing warm, it’s easy to throw small batches into the microwave, but don’t cook too long. Overcooked shrimp is never a good thing.
  • Boil some water, add more seasoning and throw the entire meal into the water long enough to reheat without cooking. Several minutes at the longest.

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Why I needed to repurpose a seafood boil

I once put together a huge low country boil when a couple of friends were supposed to come to dinner. A delayed plane changed our plans. Before I knew it, I had a low country boil large enough to serve an army but only two people to eat it!

Low country shrimp boil is easy to make yourself. This is a simple recipe that will feed a crowd.

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Since I hate food waste, I had to come up with a way to avoid wasting all of this food.

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As soon as I found out she wasn’t coming, the food waste wheels started spinning in my head. I knew there could be a way to salvage all the food for the next night so I started coming up with a plan. This is what I ended up with:

Tom and I ate as much of the fresh low country boil as possible on Monday night. Then we had to get creative with the rest of it!

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Serve it again, but separated

I separated the shrimp from the potatoes, corn and sausage so I could heat up everything but the shrimp the next day. On Tuesday night I served the potatoes, corn and sausage as a side dish and the boiled shrimp cocktail style with homemade sauce.

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Lucky for us, low country shrimp boil tastes good hot or cold. Here is the recipe I used.

I honestly think repurposing this meal with zero waste is one of my finer moments when it comes to food waste.

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You’re not alone! Check out this post to learn a few easy tips for reheating fried shrimp.

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