- September 13th, 2013
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Creole may be a sauce synonymous with the bogs and heat waves of Louisiana, but what happens when creole reaches the shores of the southern Atlantic – or in this case Mud Bay? A homespun recipe birthed from Southern Carolina where shrimp nets and fish camps were just another day in life. Creating a creole unlike those born ‘from the bayou,’ and when matched with their amazing and ‘true’ stone ground grits – it’s like the stars align in sweet ‘down home’ perfection. We present Carolina Creole and Grits for your consideration.
The Luquire family recipe is a little different, it’s a balance of punchy spice and light sweetness that creates pretty much the perfect pairing with seafood. It’s created in small batches by hand and keeping consistent with the same verbally passed down recipe, so it’s like eating dinner in their family kitchen, hunkered down over a big bowl of that amazing simmering sauce and fantastic stone ground grits. You don’t have the pair the grits with creole, we love the grits buttered and plated with roasted veggies, made into a bed for a juicy steak to rest – soaking in all the meaty-goodness, or add bacon making a hearty breakfast dish for those long cool days. The Carolina Creole can be dashed into a thick stew, for slow cooking just about any protein in, or – heck – slathered on top of grilled burgers for a southern touch. Obvious uses together include shrimp or white fish, but combine in a meatloaf for a family tradition with a Carolina kiss.
Pick up a jar and bag to get exploring your inner Carolinian, pair or mix or let them fly solo – the Luquire family Creole & Grits are always delicious. Want to say how much you love their simmering sauce or just want to tell the world you like grits? Leave a comment below – we look forward to hearing from you.