Charleston Appetizers Recipe List

Virginia’s on King

412 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Shrimp & Okra Perlow

Serves 4

Ingredients for Shrimp & Okra Perlow

1 tbsp Olive Oil
12 oz Tomato, diced
1 Yellow Onion, diced
8 oz Tomato Juice
1 pint of Heavy Cream
12 tail on 16-20 Shrimp
6 oz of your favorite BBQ Sauce
1 tbsp dried Basil
4 cup cooked Rice
1 tsp Garlic, diced
1 tsp Shallot, diced
1/4 cup Okra, sliced
1 tbsp Butter
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Method for Tomato Sauce

• Sweat the onion in 1/2 tbsp of oil until translucent.
• Add the diced tomato and the juice and reduce by half.
• Add the cream and dried basil and reduce this by half.
• Season and puree.

Method for Shrimp

• Season with salt and pepper and grill, continue brushing with the bbq sauce until shrimp is finished.

Method for Okra Perlow

• Sweat the garlic, shallot, and okra with remaining olive oil.
• Add the rice to the pan and add your tomato sauce, a little at a time, until desired flavor.
• Stir in butter and taste for seasoning.

To Plate

• Place the rice mixture in the center of four small bowls and place three bbq shrimp around each.
• Garnish with fresh, chopped parsley and serve.

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