Ova Deh Shrimp and Rice

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Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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Shrimp and rice were each basic to eating on Daufuskie, and this recipe combines them in one pot.

We scooped the rice we needed from a covered can under the kitchen table. And we caught our shrimp as we needed them in homemade cast nets.

Since we weren’t, for most of my childhood, boat owners, we had to cast from the shore or from an old dock. On the lower side of rising and dropping tides, we would go down to Cooper River Landing or to one of several creeks that crawl into