Three couples + Pawley’s Island= fabulous beach trip. And the eats were pretty incredible, too!
There was an attempt to document the feasts we had –
Boys night cooking: surf and turf with steak filets and white wine shrimp.
Girls night cooking: crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and spinach salad with goat cheese and lemon vinaigrette.
(Yes, we had shrimp both nights. Had to take advantage of the island’s fresh locally caught seafood!)
The pictures were haphazardly taken in the midst of our evening bacchanalian, so they aren’t really clear or centered….I’m calling it abstract art
A couple firsts for me at our beach dinner party:
- This was my first time making crab cakes, and they were really easy and really tasty! I swear the ones we made were better than any restaurant crab cakes I’ve had. I think it was the sauteed red peppers and onions we added. I don’t feel like posting the whole recipe, but if you want it, tell me in the comments and I will e-mail it to you!
- I am from the South, but I did not grow up eating grits. I grew up around Atlanta, which is not really southern in the way that Savannah and Charleston are, but still…everyone in the Southeast eats grits. I was almost 20-years-old when I tried them for the first time, and I wasn’t until last weekend that I actually had shrimp and grits. I mean, I have had shrimp, I have had grits, and now I have finally had them together. And they make me this happy:
Or maybe that was the wine. Whatever.
What is the traditional cuisine where you are from, and do you like it? The problem with most traditional Southern food is that everything is fried or cooked in grease. But I’m all about some sweet potatoes, okra, collard greens, and corn bread prepared my way .