Elderly Care in Raleigh NC

Exploring the wide array of culinary traditions throughout the world is a fantastic way to keep make your elderly care routine more engaging for your aging loved ones and find new ways to get Elderly Care in Raleigh NCthem the nutrition they need without falling into a rut serving the same dishes over and over. For seniors who are dealing with reduced ability to taste or resistance to eating, this can help keep them more interested in food so they are more willing to eat.

When exploring different food cultures, one great place to start is the different regional food traditions throughout the United States. Each area has very distinct cuisine, giving you the opportunity to learn not only about the types of foods people in these areas eat, but also the cultural traditions and regional history that developed that cuisine. One such region is the Lowcountry. This refers to the coast of South Carolina down through the Savannah river area. The Lowcountry shares many food traditions and techniques with traditional Southern cooking, but has its own identity based on the area as well.

This recipe is for a Lowcountry boil, a traditional dish meant to serve a large group of people in a family-style setting, making it perfect for you to enjoy with your aging loved ones and their elderly health care services provider, as well as your spouse and children.


What You Will Need

• 1/2 cup concentrated Louisiana style shrimp and crab boil seasoning

• 3 medium sweet Vidalia onions

• 4 pounds of medium red potatoes

• 2 1/2 pounds of cured, smoked pork sausage links

• 8 ears of corn

• 4 pounds of medium shrimp

• A 7 gallon stockpot, or 2 large pots

• A colander

• A platter

• Heat-resistant spoon


What to Do

• Peel the Vidalia onions and chop off the ends

• Use the sharp knife to quarter the onions and set them aside. These pieces should not be too small as you want them to maintain their integrity during the cooking process

• Cut the smoked pork sausage links into three inch pieces and set aside

• Cut the 8 ears of corn in half and set aside

• Fill the 7 gallon stockpot halfway. If using 2 large pots, divide ingredients in half between them

• Add the seasoning to the water and bring it to a rolling boil, stirring with the heat-resistant spoon to distribute all of the flavorings through the water

• Add the whole potatoes to the pot, stirring to ensure they do not settle and stick to the bottom of the pot

• Allow the water to return to a boil. Ensure the boil is strong enough that it does not stop when you stir

• Let the potatoes cook in the rolling boil for 5 minutes

• Add the onions and sausage to the water

• Bring back to a boil and cook for 15 more minutes

• Add the corn, bringing the water to a boil again and letting cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the potatoes and corn are cooked through

• Add the shrimp, allowing the water to come back to a boil

• Cook the shrimp for 3 minutes or until they turn pink

• Drain your contents through a colander and discard the liquid

• Serve on a platter or spread across a large sheet of butcher paper in the middle of the table so everyone can enjoy their favorites

• You can also customize this recipe by adding in other ingredients such as crawfish or lobster


If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Raleigh, NC or the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at HomeChoice Home Care Services. Call today (919) 847-5622