Taste of the Lowcountry

Taste of the Lowcountry

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Taste of Lowcountry is a must have book for the best in lowcountry cuisine. The cookbook is a collection of recipes from Taste of the Lowcountry cooking classes held at the Charleston Cooks! Maverick kitchen store in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipes feature the secrets behind this popular regional culinary draw and are perfect for anyone who enjoys regional Southern cooking and wants to prepare those favorite dishes at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423601999
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 01/31/2007
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 4.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Her love of cuisine drew her to attend prestigious cooking schools in Italy and San Francisco, after which she instructed cooking classes at Sur La Tables before moving to the East Coast.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes about 2 dozen biscuits

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

6 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut in 1/2-inch chunks

1/4 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.

2. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add buttermilk and stir just to combine into a soft dough.

3. Gather dough into a ball and place on floured surface. Using floured hands, knead dough 3 to 5 times. Roll out dough to about 1.2 inch thickness. Cut out rounds of desired size. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet very close to each other and to the sides of the pan.

4. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.


Table of Contents

Introduction 6


Buttermilk Biscuits 10

Bread and Butter Pickles 12

Corn Fritters 13

Fried Green Tomatoes 14

Fried Oysters 15

Pickled Shrimp Salad 16

Sweet and Spicy Pecans 18

Salads and Soups

Lowcountry Okra Soup 20

Shrimp Stock 22

Mixed Greens with Pecans, Blue Cheese, and Shoestring Sweet Potatoes 24

Summer Tomato Soup 25

Warm Green Bean and Tomato Salad 26

Watermelon Arugula Salad 28

Main Dishes

BBQ Pork 32

Crab Cakes 33

Crispy Chicken with Pan Gravy 34

Fish Croquettes 36

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Bacon Sauce 38

Lowcountry Gumbo 40

Pecan-Encrusted Grouper 42

Shrimp and Grits 43

Sauces, Rubs, and Relishes

Basic Brine 46

Benne Seed Caramel Sauce 47

Dry Rub 48

Sweet Mustard BBQ Sauce 49

Sweet Pepper Relish 50

Tartar Sauce 51

Warm Bacon Vinaigrette 52


Blue Cheese Cole Slaw 54

Broccoli Cheese Casserole 56

Butter Bean Mash 58

Braised Cabbage 60

Carolina Rice and Vegetable Saute 61

Cheddar Scallion Grit Cakes 62

Clemson Blue Cheese and Grits Souffle 64

Country Ham and Cornbread Stuffing 66

Cowpea Succotash 68

Horseradish Sweet Potatoes 70

Hoppin' John 71

Red Rice 72

Sweet Potato and Date Hash 74


Apple Pecan Cobbler 76

Banana Pudding 78

Carolina Gold Rice Pudding 80

Grilled Peaches with Pound Cake 81

Chocolate Peanut Butter "Pie" 82

Grandma's Pecan Pie 84

Sweet Potato Strawberry Shortcakes 86

Blueberry Lime Parfaits 88

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