Many thanks to Kingsford Charcoal for partnering with Ally’s Kitchen on this frogmore stew post. Yes, I make my living as a paid influencer, and I work only with brands that jive with my Ally’s Kitchen brand values. All of the opinions expressed here, the recipe and the drool-worthy photography are mine.
OK, if you’re new to using charcoal briquettes, then no problem because the Kingsford Charcoal website has all these great simple quick videos for you to follow. From how to store your charcoal, lighting the coals, and controlling the heat to how to extinguish and dispose of your used charcoal, you have step-by-step tutorials!
I know some of you might be reluctant to cook over ‘live fire’, but I assure you that you can! It’s kind of like how I conquered my ‘fear’ of using a pressure cooker and now I’m thinking with my multi-cooker pressure cooker, how can I live without you? That’s the same feeling I hope you’ll get with grilling with Kingsford Charcoal!
What’s Frogmore Stew
If you’re a Southerner, then you probably know what Frogmore Stew is. And, boy, it’s full of crazy great flavors, textures and tastes. According to Discover South Carolina, Frogmore stew is named after a Lowcountry community of St. Helena Island. The dish originated in this small Lowcountry fishing community that’s near Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Other names for it might be Lowcountry boil or Beaufort stew.
Frogmore stew is absolutely delicious. And, there’s no way that you an mess up this meal. Plus, there’s very little clean up because you typically serve Frogmore stew on a big table lined with newspaper or disposable paper. It’s usually made in one big pot, boiled, drained then dumped on the table. And, what’s concocted together in this pot is just glorious! Shrimp, corn on the cob, onions, new potatoes and smoked sausage. Seasoning is your choice. But something like an old bay is standard or you can choose your fave seafood seasoning, creole or cajun seasoning mixture!
Frogmore stew is the perfect meal for a gathering. It’s cooked outside, and that’s why Frogmore stew is perfect for grilling! Now, I called this ‘Grilliant Frogmore Stew’! Yeah, a twist on brilliant, but this ‘stew’ is absolutely grilliant!
Frogmore Stew & Kingsford Charcoal: Match Made in Heaven
Can you think of anything more sumptuous than all of those frogmore ingredients, seasoned just perfectly, grilled over the hot coals that deliver that BBQ flavor as well! I mean it’s a match made in heaven! You don’t have to be an accomplished ‘home chef’ to become a grilling star. And, using the Kingsford briquettes is going give you immense confidence in creating real smokey wood-fired flavoring.
These briquettes are made from 100% natural ingredients. They’ll be ready in about 15 minutes. And, they burn quite a while, so you don’t have to worry about running out of heat power if you get to chatting with friends and get the food on the grill a little late. And, don’t worry about lighting these briquettes, they’re fail safe and are gonna perform for you each and every time. Best of all, you’ll find your Kingsford Charcoal at your favorite big box store or grocery store. Yes, they are about as American as apple pie. And, speaking of that, I do think we could ‘bake’ an apple pie on our grill next time! For now, here’s your chance to taste a big part of Lowcountry history and mystery. Get ready to get messy, because it’s your choice to use utensils or not! Fingers and hands were ‘invented’ before utensils! The shrimp, kielbasa, corn and all the ingredients are going to take on that smoky wood-fired flavor that we crave when we grill! And, for sure, have a big roll of paper towels because you’ll be using them!
Soothe Your Soul
You know in these really challenging times of life and living, our homes become our safe places, our havens of happiness, and our spaces for making soulful connections even if it’s the virtual way. We can really achieve that feeling of ‘the world is really ok and good’ when we do Kingsford grilling. Gives us that sense of confidence and assurance that all will stabilize and we’ll have a new normal, but we always know that it will include our old friend, Kingsford charcoal. Making memories around the grill takes us to those happy places. Life is better when we’re around the open flame and in the great outdoors grilling things like frogmore stew, one of our favorite family traditions, especially for special occasions like kicking off the start of summer with Memorial Day!
One last thing! You’ll find so many amazingly delicious recipes right here at Kingsford Charcoal’s Recipe Hub. No need to look any further! And, check out another great Kingsford grilling party I did! xoxo ~ally