Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits are one of Charleston’s best loved dishes, served for breakfast, or dinner. 6 cups water 6 cups milk 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 4 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups white grits (NOT instant or Quick Cooking) 16 Oz. finely grated white cheddar cheese (optional) 1 pound fresh shrimp, […]

A shrimp boil is a one-pot meal in the Low Country, usually cooked outside in big pots. 1/4 lb. Keilbasa (or other spicy, smoked sausage) perperson 1/2 pound Raw shrimp in shell per person 3 Red bliss potatoes per person 1 Ear of corn per person 2 Lemons Cayenne pepper Cloves Garlic Bay leaves Old […]

Limpin’ Susan

A traditional Low Country dish made with okra, rice and black eyed peas. The dish is thought to have originated in Africa.

Crawfish Pie

Pie dough enough for 4 individual pies (or 2 large) 1 1/2 cup crawfish tails; crawfish fat and water to make 2 cups 3 tablespoons cooking oil1 medium onion, chopped fine 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 Cup chopped celery Salt and red pepper to taste 1 clove garlic, mashed Pinch thyme 1/3 cup tomato sauce mixed […]

Catfish Fingers

These are a great supper, served piping hot with coleslaw and hush puppies. 3 catfish fillets, cut into 1 inch fingers 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 tsp. red pepper 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1/4 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 C. cornmeal 1/2 C. flour In a bowl, combine […]

I have had more compliments on this chicken than anything else I cook. The crust is crispy, and the meat is tender and juicy. I hope you enjoy it too! 1 whole chicken, cut into 9 pieces or 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cups buttermilk 2 cups self-rising flour 3 to 4 cups […]

Oyster Casserole

This traditional Southern dish is delicious, and a favorite in any season. Buy nice, firm, fresh oysters -no canned ones for this treat! The book this recipe comes from is one of the finest books on Soul Food and Southern Cooking there is. 1 cup coarsely crumbled saltine cracker crumbs 1 quart shucked fresh oysters […]

Red Beans & Rice

This traditional recipe is about as Cajun as you can get without being in New Orleans! It’s spicy and soooo good! I b. dry red beans 4 quarts water 2 meaty ham hocks 8 cups beef or chicken stock 4 bay leaves 1/2 tsp. thyme 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. black pepper 1 lb. […]

If you’re not feeling adventurous, you can substitute shrimp for the Craw fish; if you like lobster, though, you’ll love these little critters the Cajuns call “Mud Bugs”! 2 pounds cooked, peeled craw fish (or shrimp) 1/4 cup butter e, melted 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped sweet onions 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 […]

Best Ever Pot Roast

1-boneless beef pot roast, about 3 pounds 4 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp garlic powder 1 TBSP minced onion 2 TBSP broiled steak seasoning 2 TBSP oil or butter 1 cup red wine Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste Let roast soak in Worcestershire sauce for 2 minutes on each side. and reserve […]