South Carolina Recipes

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Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Rating: 4.88 stars
Great recipe for shrimp and grits.

Garlic Cheese Grits with Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is my version of a South Carolina coastal specialty. It will make a grits lover out of anyone!

SC Frogmore Stew

Rating: 4.77 stars
Being a South Carolina girl at heart, this has and will always be one of my favorite and most comforting meals.

Carolina Pork Twirl

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is a perfect appetizer for a small family gathering.

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 4.79 stars
Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!

Frogmore Stew

Rating: 4.75 stars
I've been using this recipe for over 20 years, ever since I moved to South Carolina. It can be adjusted to serve any number. Allow 2 tablespoons of seasoning per quart of water. If you cannot find hot smoked sausage, use another smoked sausage such as kielbasa and add crushed hot red pepper to the pot.

South Carolina She-Crab Soup

Rating: 4.3 stars
This soup is a staple for all of us living on the South Carolina coast. Here is my take on the soup that I think is outstanding! Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: 4.64 stars
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.

Charleston Red Rice

Rating: 4.29 stars
Yummy, and easy to make.

Old-Fashioned Roasted Pecans

Rating: 4.87 stars
My ex-mother-in-law lives in the South and has lots of pecan trees. She sends me bags of shelled pecans every year for Christmas. I found out how they make the roasted pecans at the fair. Even though they use big roasters, these turn out just as great.

Chicken Bog

Rating: 4.36 stars
I am not sure of the origin of this recipe. It is a cross between a casserole and a stew: chock-full of chicken, sausage, rice and onion. A really good cold-weather comfort food. When you're feeling 'bogged' down, make Chicken Bog to cheer up! This recipe is what is called 'Low Country cooking.' It is a term used in the coastal regions of South Carolina. Chicken Bog is even served at restaurants in South Carolina along with other local favorites.

Charleston Shrimp 'n' Gravy

Rating: 4.59 stars
Authentic original Charleston favorite shrimp recipe usually served as 'shrimp n grits.' Serve over fresh hot grits, rice, or biscuits.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Best of Lowcountry Southern Cooking
Discover the best of Lowcountry cooking. These recipes celebreate the West African and French-inspired recipes from the stretch of South Carolina and Georgia coastal plains, marshlands, swamps, and Sea Islands known as the Lowcountry.
8 Soups and Stews That Are Full of Lowcountry Flavor
In the mood for something warm, cozy, and full of coastal character? You're in the right place. These Lowcountry soups and stews are exactly what the doctor ordered.

Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

Rating: 3.94 stars

This is a Charleston, South Carolina recipe. It is a combination of all the best recipes I have seen, and similar to a dish that is served in a popular Downtown Charleston restaurant.