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TLP’s Top 50 Recipes

TLP’s Top 50 Recipes
Strawberry Filled Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

To celebrate the Local Palate’s fiftieth issue, we rounded up a list of our fifty most popular recipes.They’re a combination of staff favorites, social media darlings, and the most visited recipes on

For Your Sweet Tooth

Strawberry Filled Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream



One of the first recipes to come out of TLP’s test kitchen, these gingerbread cookies are our most popular Pinterest recipe, with more than 4,700 repins.

Creole Bread Pudding

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sweet Potato Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

In five and a half years we’ve collected countless variations of chocolate chess pie recipes, but our readers prefer this one above all others.

Lattice-Top Rhubarb Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

Peninsula Grill’s Ultimate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Mint Ice Cream

Buttermilk Fig Clafoutis

We put a Southern spin on the classic French dessert.

Mrs. Wilson's Rosemary Lemonade

Favorites From the Bar

The Wimbledon Sour

Yellow Bird

The perfect rum beach-sipper.

Blood Orange Mimosa

Caribbean Milk Punch

Juno Spritz

An easy, low-alcohol spritz for day drinking.

Mountain Rose

Mrs. Wilson’s Rosemary Lemonade

This non-alcoholic beverage is so popular with our Pinterest followers we couldn’t not add it to the list.

Small Bites, Salads, and Sides

Rosemary Roasted Pecans

Savannah Pickled Shrimp

Salad de Radis

Six simple ingredients plus a pinch of salt is all it takes to make this popular salad from TLP’s Pinterest board.

Peaches in Prosciutto Over Lemony Ricotta and Herb Salad

Peaches in Prosciutto Over Lemony Ricotta and Herb Salad

Grilled Peach, Red Onion, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Spinach Salad

Collard Dolmades with Sweet Potato Yogurt

Spicy Cheese Leaves (Straws)

Blackberry Farm Pimento Cheese

Pickled Watermelon Rinds

Don’t even think about tossing out those watermelon rinds this summer.

Steven Satterfield's Grilled Spiced Okra

Date, Pecan, and Bacon Cheese Ball with Curried Peach Preserves

Pimento Stuffed Carolina Gold Rice Balls

Pork Cracklins

Basic Cooked Fresh Field Peas

A Field Guide to Field Peas” is’s all-time most viewed article.

Marinated Field Pea Relish

Grilled Spiced Okra


Everything Crab

Our readers and social media followers have such a weakness for recipes with crab, we felt it deserved its own category.

Batter-Fried Hard-Shell Blue Crab

With almost 10,000 views, this spicy, fried treat from Charleston, South Carolina chef Frank Lee is’s most popular recipe.

Deviled Crab

Crabmeat Deviled Eggs

Deviled Crab

Deviled Crab Dip

Shrimp and Crabmeat Étouffée

Blue Crab Soup with Spring Onions and Corn

Main Dishes

Braised Red Curry Beef Banh Mi Sandwiches with Pickled Vegetables

Sandwiches get a lot of love on our Pinterest board, but this bad boy from Charleston, South Carolina’s Bon Banh Mi got the most repins with nearly 500.

Mississippi Catfish Po’ Boy

Head-On Gulf Shrimp with Lima Beans, Cornbread, and Buttermilk Aioli

Head-On Gulf Shrimp with Lima Beans, Cornbread, and Buttermilk Aioli

Shrimp and Grits with Belle’s Sausage Gravy

Classic Tomato Pie

There’s no way this Southern staple wasn’t making the list.

Feast & Forest Chicken Pot Pie

Lowcountry Brunswick Stew

Cauliflower “Chicken” Fried Steak

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Roasted Vegetables and Granny’s Biscuit Topping

Texans would call this dish sacrilege, but this vegetarian option found its way near the top of our most-viewed recipes on

Country Captain

“Spiced with curry and aromatics, country captain is a fragrant stewed chicken served with rice and studded with raisins, slivered almonds, and other condiments. Its origin story is murky, but the dish has long been associated with Charleston and Savannah.”

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie with Roasted Vegetables and Granny’s Biscuit Topping


Duck Fat Gravy Sauce

Cranberry Aioli

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