There is nothing wrong with cookin’ in a little, while on vacation. Here are a few ideas to get you started. We have equipped our kitchen with the right “pots and pans” that you will need to try some of these Island favorites. In the dining room buffet there are fun dishes and outside friendly wine glasses for the patio…
Hudson’s Seafood house is known for its 7- day slaw. The name came to be because there is no mayo used in the recipe and this dish will last you a whole week!
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tbsp yellow mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
Slice cabbage and onions thinly and toss with sugar. Mix remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour boiling mixture over cabbage , let set five minutes then mix. Chill in frig, serve on romaine leaves… EASY!!
Another low country favorite is anything with shrimp: For a great patio appetizer try peel and eat shrimp.
First things first, head on over to Barnacle Bills to buy fresh shrimp. He has the best fresh fish on the Island, don’t let the shack scare you away and bring cash because his credit card machine goes down all the time.!! GPS address: 614 William Hilton Parkway.
  For the rest of the ingredients we like Kroger’s best.
  For the Shrimp
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (or beer)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Old Bay seasoning + 1.5 tablespoon for tossing.
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic.
  • 4 to 6 peppercorns
  • 2 pounds medium to large shrimp
In the largest pot that you will find in the lower cabinet, combine vinegar, water, 1/3 cup Old Bay, garlic and peppercorns. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. When water is rapidly boiling, add shrimp, cover and cook 2 to 4 minutes (until shrimp are just pink). Immediately drain shrimp and toss with remaining 1.5 tablespoons Old Bay. In one of our larger bowls put the shrimp in the frig until you are ready to eat!!
For Cocktail Sauce:
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons horseradish (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • Pinch salt
Combine it all, easy on the horseradish if you don’t like it hot. Chill. Take out our blender and mix up a batch of your favorite drinks, take the shrimp out of the frig, head out to patio with some newspaper, peel and enjoy!!

A few other cookin in tips. Most grocery stores are set up for visitors, great frozen food and produce, not so much so in the meat section. We have a Sam’s Club on the Island that has nice cuts of meat. If you don’t have a membership you can get a one- day pass online. Just be sure to get the pass on line before you arrive. They do not give out the passes in the Club. If you come up with your own easy “cookin in” recipe, send up a message from the contact page and we will post it here… Happy Cookin’

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