They don’t call her thee “Delicious Miss Brown” for nothing. Food Network star and chef Kardea Brown knows how to whip up delectable dishes, doing so while honoring the Gullah/Geechee heritage she proudly grew up with in Charleston, South Carolina. And while the chef and her family whip up all sorts of mouthwatering meals throughout the year (she recently gave us some fantastic Lowcountry-inspired twists on Thanksgiving and Christmas favorites), they have a serious menu in mind for Easter.
To celebrate the resurrection of Jesus (it’s not about bunnies, y’all) through food, the TV personality has shared her go-to “After Church” dishes to bring to your dining table on Sunday. It includes savory specialties, like Southern collard greens, as well as sweets like Charleston Chewy brownies, and coastal classics like macaroni salad with grilled shrimp. Make one thing or go for the gusto and make them all. Either way, you can’t lose with Miss Brown’s delicious offerings.
Brown Sugar Orange Glazed Ham
It’s all about entrees for the Brown family on Easter. This hefty, glorious ham is a constant presence at every Easter gathering and according to Brown “is just so darn delicious!”
You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted chef Kardea’s mac and cheese recipe, inherited from her grandmother and a staple at gatherings for over 60 years. The secret to this winning dish is using five different creams and cheeses.
Every family has their rice dish, and for chef Kardea’s it’s Gullah red rice. Inspired by West African Jollof rice, this recipe is rich in tomato flavor, has a sweet side (sugar is actually used) and has an extra kick from the addition of smoked pork sausage.