South Carolina Recipes

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Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

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Great recipe for shrimp and grits.
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Garlic Cheese Grits with Shrimp

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This is my version of a South Carolina coastal specialty. It will make a grits lover out of anyone!
Beef Stew

SC Frogmore Stew

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Being a South Carolina girl at heart, this has and will always be one of my favorite and most comforting meals.
Pork Appetizers

Carolina Pork Twirl

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This is a perfect appetizer for a small family gathering.
Main Dish Crab

Dave's Low Country Boil

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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!
Seafood Soup

South Carolina She-Crab Soup

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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!
Nuts and Seeds Appetizers

Old-Fashioned Roasted Pecans

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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.
Pork Shoulder

Slow Cooker Carolina BBQ

Rating: Unrated
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.
Seafood Stew

Frogmore Stew

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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.
Rice Side Dishes

Charleston Red Rice

Rating: Unrated
Yummy, and easy to make.
Whole Chicken

Chicken Bog

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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.
Pork Recipes

Charleston Shrimp 'n' Gravy

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

Inspiration and Ideas

Ashley's African Peanut Soup

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I made my own version of this recipe after eating it at a restaurant. The mixture of ingredients seems a little peculiar, but trust me, they work wonderfully together.

Carolina Style Ribs

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Mustard based sauces are definitively South Carolina. This one will definitely satisfy your needs. This is for the big fatty ribs, not the baby backs. Do not trim the fat from the ribs. This method renders out fat and keeps ribs moist. If you do not have a smoker available, this can also be done in the oven.

Carolina BBQ Sauce

Rating: Unrated

A friend gave me this recipe some years ago for a vinegar-based sauce with mustard seed. You can use smoked pork neck bones in place of ham hocks if available.