Delicious Recipes from Lowcountry

The Endless Possibilities of Asian Food

Asian food covers a spectrum of endless possibilities – the myriad of spices procured and the combination of ingredients used to create recipes are so diverse and complex and rooted in culinary tradition. We tend to think of Asian food as Chinese, Vietnamese or Thai, but the largest country in Asia is Russia and the smallest independent state is an archipelago of islands known as The Maldives - two extreme examples of how the cuisines within Asia are vastly different. When we think “Russian”, we think borscht, caviar and beef Stroganoff, whereas in The Maldives, coconuts, fish and cassava are the staples. The geographical make-up of Asia dictates that we add in China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey and about forty-six other countries whose cultures are ancient, which means the culinary traditions are deeply embedded in the palate.


Catch 22’s Short Rib Osso Bucco

Short Rib Osso Bucco with Smoked Gouda Grits and a Charred Poblano Demi Glace


(2) 8oz pc bone in short rib
1 cup red wine
1cup veal demi glace
1 charred poblano peeled and seeded
Salt and pepper




Recipe by Carrie Hirsch

Serves 8 as a soup course, 4 as a main course

8 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into
1/2” rounds 1/2 red or yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups hot chicken or vegetable broth
2/3 cup half and half
Salt and pepper to taste


Chianti And Cinnamon Poached Pears 
Pere Al Forno
 Alla Chiantigiana

Simplicity in Italian cuisine is the sign of perfection.

The beautiful red color of the pears is perfect for the holidays. Brightened by the red wine and reminiscent of winter, it makes an elegant presentation.

  • 6 Anjou or Bartlett pears
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cups of Chianti
  • 1 tablespoon whole butter
  • Powdered sugar for garnish
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Cinnamon or vanilla gelato


Salmon en Croute

It’s traditional with a regional flair, great for entertaining and not too hard to prepare — plus it has a presentation that will impress!


Delicious Recipes from Lowcountry

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