Make yourself a pitcher of sweet tea to sip alongside this Southern-inspired menu of fried oysters, sweet olive-oil poached shrimp, a spicy crayfish ragout, and a towering coconut cake. Porch swing not included.
You'll want to dip everything in your fridge into the spicy, lime-spiked mayo that accompanies these crisp fried oysters.
Butter beans are a Southern staple, but lima beans make a fine substitute.
For a souped-up take on shrimp and grits, chef Patrick McCandless brings in meaty crayfish tails and jumpstarts the whole dish with spoonfuls of hot sauce.
This decadent, pineapple-flecked coconut layer cake is an homage to not one, but two classic Southern dishes.