Shrimp and Oysters Oh My!

“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea.”

– Benjamin Beauford “Bubba” Blue | Forrest Gump, 1994

We couldn’t agree more with the wise words of Forrest Gump’s best friend. At Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, those delicious little crustaceans are certainly the apple of our eye (see what we did there?). Preparing fresh, locally sourced shrimp is one of the things we do best. Don’t believe us? Stop by and try one of our most popular shrimp dishes this week:

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Amen Street’s Famous Shrimp Corndogs

Four golden corndogs served with tangy lemon pepper ketchup and Carolina spicy mustard. Charleston Culinary Tours incorporates this dish into one of their stops!

Shrimp and Grits

Fresh shrimp and house-smoked Tasso ham with roasted tomato gravy served over stone ground grits from local Geechie Boy Mill.

Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto

Local shrimp and shitake mushrooms from Mepkin Abbey sautéed with shallots, white wine, fresh Parmesan.

All of these options would pair very well with a glass of Primaterra Pinot Grigio, or our newest handcrafted cocktail: Fall Jalisco. Made with Reposado tequila, Vince’s ginger beer and crisp apple cider, this cocktail is perfect for autumn sipping.

When you visit our raw bar, you’ll now find an oyster variety that takes the cake in both flavor and name. Sweet Jesus oysters are grown in Hollywood, Maryland by the Hollywood Oyster Company, and they’re known for their crisp, plump meat with hints of cucumber at the finish. Pair a dozen of these with a glass of Forenzo Pinot Grigio and you’ll be saying Amen for Sweet Jesus!

Look to Bella, our award-winning oyster shucker, to answer any questions you have about Sweet Jesus and the other varieties we offer. She currently holds the title of South Carolina State Champion shucker, and is ranked 7th in the United States for speed, accuracy and presentation of oysters on the half-shell!

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