Thanksgiving by the Sea

Thanksgiving is a special time on St. George Island.  Far away from the hustle and bustle and Black Friday lines, families come to St. George to tune out from their everyday worries and to focus on friends and family.

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strolling seaside on st. george island

Whether you are planning a big meal with the extended family, or a small, casual get together, you’ll find a wide array of homes to suit your needs.

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lots of counter space and a beach view in the kitchen at lazy gator

seating for the whole family at amelia

seating for the whole family at amelia


Cook a traditional meal, or pick up a ready made feast from one of our local grocery stores.  Or, if you are interested in making Thanksgiving a little more coastal, enjoy a great local seafood recipe like this low country boil from the book A Taste of St. George Island:

Low Country Shrimp Boil

8 to 10 red potatoes
1/4 cup salt
2 packets Old Bay seasoning
6 lemons, cut into halves
10 to 12 ears of corn, cut into halves
4 onions, cut into quarters
2 pounds andouille or kielbasa
5 pounds shrimp, deveined

Fill a 3-gallon or larger stockpot halfway with water.  Add the potatoes, salt and Old Bay seasoning and bring to a boil.  Squeeze the lemon juice into the water, then add the lemons.  Boil for 10 minutes longer.  Add the corn, onions and sausage and boil for 10 minutes.  Add the shrimp and boil for 1 minute or until the shrimp turn pink, drain.  Spoon into a shallow bowl.  Place newspapers on the table and have plenty of paper towels available–easy cleanup!  Serve with drawn butter and cocktail sauce.  Serves 10.

No matter how you slice it, SGI has something great to offer this holiday season.  See you at the beach!

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