Kardea's Best Dishes

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Kardea Brown shares down-home, Southern recipes from her South Carolina kitchen. The cook and caterer was born and raised on the sea islands of Charleston, the heart of all Southern cooking, and learned to cook in her grandmother's kitchen. These days, she takes generations of family recipes and makes them her own as she cooks for family and friends at her Sea Island home.

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Kardea Brown

Kardea Brown is a contemporary Southern cook born in Charleston, South Carolina. She is of Gullah/Geechee descent, a term used to describe a distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have managed to preserve much of their West African language, culture and cuisine. Kardea created the pop-up New Gullah Supper Club, where the menu pays homage to the dishes her grandmother and mother passed down to her. She is host of Food Network’s Delicious Miss Brown and has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped Junior, Cooks vs. Cons, Family Food Showdown and Farmhouse Rules.
Season 3, Episode 11

Insta-licious

Social media maven Kardea Brown is taking food pictures worth a thousand bites! To start off, she makes a Steakhouse Burger with frizzled onion, thick-cut bacon and blue cheese dressing, and she serves it with Crispy Home Fries topped with a pimiento aioli. Then she arranges Roasted Fennel with Apple Cider Reduction and saves the best for last, Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake.

Tuesday
Jun 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

Tangerines, Lemons and Limes Make Everything Fine

It's citrus season in the South! Kardea Brown is cooking up a meal to celebrate the fruits at their peak, and she's sharing it with her friend Germaine, who grows produce and herbs at Fresh Future Farm, an urban farm in North Charleston. Kardea makes Tequila Tangerine Chicken, Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Key lime-herb oil, a Citrus Salad with tangerines and grapefruit and, for dessert, a lip-puckering Limoncello Trifle.

Sunday
Jun 26
12pm | 11c
Season 0, Episode 3

Outdoor Dishes

Kardea Brown shares a collection of her favorite summertime dishes best enjoyed under the sun. On the menu are her special Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burgers, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Blackberry Hand Pies. Kardea also makes Fried Fish with Dill Tartar Sauce, Sparkling Summer Lemonade and, to satisfy her sweet tooth, Confetti Whoopie Pies.

Sunday
Jun 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Drive-Thru Redo

Kardea Brown invites her fast-food loving friend Katie over for homemade versions with a lighter touch! Kardea makes a Double Patty Veggie Burger with a special sauce that goes perfectly with Oven-Baked Onion Rings, a healthy spin on the side order. Plus, for dessert, there's Baked Apple Hand Pies along with a Chocolate Fro-Yo Shake.

Tuesday
Jun 28
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 6

Ladies Who Lunch

Kardea Brown plans a fancy Southern-style light lunch for her good friend and colleague Nancy Fuller. First, Kardea creates an assortment of Southern Tea Sandwiches filled with Smoked Salmon, Homemade Egg Salad and Ham. She pairs those with a Lowcountry Charcuterie Board featuring Buffalo Blue Pimiento Cheese and Candied Pecans. For dessert, she makes mini versions of Nancy's favorite, Key Lime Pie Tartlets. Of course, no lunch with Nancy would be complete without a little Gigi juice, so Kardea mixes up a Spiked Peach Tea.

Tuesday
Jun 28
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Inspired by Charleston's Best

Kardea Brown and her friend KJ Kearney like to explore Charleston's food scene together, and KJ has even developed a social media presence based on his outings. Kardea invites KJ over to treat him with her versions of Charleston's best, taking inspiration from the great meals they've shared together. She makes a Panko Fried Pork Chop Sandwich on Grilled Texas Toast, Shaved Green Cabbage Slaw with Shallots and Dijon Vinaigrette, Lima Bean Salad and a special Homemade Banana Pudding.

Tuesday
Jun 28
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 1

Bestie Brunch

Kardea Brown is entertaining her childhood best friend, Kimiko, for the weekend, and she decides to make them a delicious brunch inspired by the breakfasts Kimiko's grandma used to make them as kids. She starts with a Meat Lovers Quiche and dreamy Lemon Sweet Rolls for a spin on classic cinnamon rolls. Kardea also makes a Strawberry Arugula Salad in Crispy Parmesan Cups and Tropical Dragon Fruit Mimosas for a must-have cocktail.

Tuesday
Jun 28
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 5

Party Food Everyone Loves!

Kardea Brown invites her family over to celebrate her baby nephew's first birthday, but just because it's a kid's party doesn't mean the adults can't love the food, too! Kardea cooks up a perfect party menu that all her guests -- young and old -- will love. She serves a variety of Sheet Pan Pizzas, Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Homemade Chef's Salad and a Vanilla Celebration Cake with a mini version for her nephew to smash!

Sunday
Jul 3
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 12

Backyard Fair

Kardea Brown sets up carnival games and delicious fair food in the backyard for the kids in her life -- big and small! She makes Lowcountry Seafood Nachos served in baskets, Mini Corn Dog Muffins, Funnel Cake Bites topped with Strawberry Sauce and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas on a Stick.

Sunday
Jul 3
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Beach Blanket Country Boil

Kardea Brown hits the beach with friends for some fun in the sun and a summer-perfect picnic featuring a Low Country Boil, Fresh Peach Arugula Salad and Sparkling Summer Lemonade. For a sweet treat, frozen Confetti Vanilla Whoopie Pies hit the spot.

Tuesday
Jul 5
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Picnic in the Park

Kardea Brown picnics in the park with friends and her favorite one-hand wonders like Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Homemade Bacon Jam and Chilled Black-Eyed Pea Salad. The relaxing summer lunch finishes with delicious Blackberry Hand Pies.

Tuesday
Jul 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Fishing and Dishing

Kardea is meeting her brother, Kedrick, at his favorite fishing hole to hopefully catch their dinner. She plans to make Crispy Fried Whitefish with a Cornmeal Crust, Southern Brussels Sprouts Salad with Homemade Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing and Kardea's Fresh Baked Cornbread. For something a little sweet, she whips up a quick and easy Creamy Orange Trifle.

Tuesday
Jul 5
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 5

Pampered and Fed

Kardea Brown treats her mom and aunt to a spa day at a Charleston hotel followed by a decadent dinner at home. She starts them off with Crawfish Bisque and Escarole Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing. Then she makes rich Creamy Lobster and Corn Pappardelle and tops off the day with Chocolate Martinis and a Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Tart.

Tuesday
Jul 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Beach Clambake!

Kardea Brown kicks off summer by inviting her best girls for an afternoon on the beach to enjoy the gorgeous weather and even better food! She is throwing together a Seafood Clambake over a firepit and whipping up a Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce for dipping. Next on the menu, Kardea puts together her Cucumber Crab Boats for crunch and brightness, plus a refreshing and fruity cocktail fittingly called Yolanda's Drink, inspired by her bestie. And Kardea can't get her girls together without a dessert, so she's baked a velvety Mango Chiffon Pie.

Sunday
Jul 10
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 12

Mosquito Beach Dinner

Kardea Brown is cooking for an event celebrating the restoration of Mosquito Beach, a significant place in Charleston's Gullah history. She starts off with traditional West African Peanut Stew and grills Stuffed Whole Snapper with herbs, lemons and tomatoes. She also whips up her Southern riff on cilantro rice, Collard Green Rice, and prepares Sweet Bread with Pineapple Jam for dessert.

Sunday
Jul 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

All About a Throwback!

Kardea Brown invites a group of childhood friends over for updated and kicked-up homemade versions of favorite foods they had growing up. First, she tackles a staple of her mom's freezer, Mini Golden Beef Pockets filled with spiced ground beef. She makes her favorite after-school meal, Lowcountry Ramen Noodles with Charleston shrimp and collard greens, and for something sweet, there are homemade Delicious Dunkers and Double Berry Snack Bars.

Tuesday
Jul 12
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 13

A Garden Grows

Kardea Brown invites Aunt TC over to help plant a container garden in the backyard while Kardea cooks up a fresh veggie and herb-inspired meal. First up, Veggie Soul Rolls are stuffed with collard greens, carrots, cabbage and rice. Then, Kardea grills Lamb Chops with a Mint Pesto and prepares a Fresh Tomato and Feta Salad. To finish off a beautiful day, nothing sounds better than keeping the oven off, so Kardea makes a no-bake Carolina Mud Pie.

Tuesday
Jul 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Aunt TC's Sammich Shop

Kardea Brown's Aunt TC is opening a sandwich shop (or "sammich," as she says), and she wants Kardea to help her develop the menu. Kardea has some delicious ideas for them to cook and taste test, like Grilled Shrimp Po' Boys, Fried Peanut-Crusted Chicken Sandwiches, Twice Fried Sweet Potatoes Fries with a variety of sauces and, for dessert, Lemon Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Tuesday
Jul 12
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 1

Beach Clambake!

Kardea Brown kicks off summer by inviting her best girls for an afternoon on the beach to enjoy the gorgeous weather and even better food! She is throwing together a Seafood Clambake over a firepit and whipping up a Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce for dipping. Next on the menu, Kardea puts together her Cucumber Crab Boats for crunch and brightness, plus a refreshing and fruity cocktail fittingly called Yolanda's Drink, inspired by her bestie. And Kardea can't get her girls together without a dessert, so she's baked a velvety Mango Chiffon Pie.

Tuesday
Jul 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Lunch at Sea

Kardea Brown makes some yummy goodies for an afternoon boat ride with Kardea's brother, his wife and Kardea's friends. She starts with the ultimate sandwich, a Fancy BLT with Pickled Tomatoes that take this sandwich to a whole other level. Next, a mouthwatering Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad and a hearty Tuna Pasta Salad rounds out their meal. Plus, Kardea bakes up something that everyone will enjoy, Kardea's Kitchen Sink Cookie, a delicious treat filled with everyone's favorites.

Sunday
Jul 17
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 8

Ode to Rice

Rice is the foundation of Gullah cooking, and Kardea Brown's grandma always has a pot of it ready to go. Kardea is making four dishes using rice to show her grandma how many ways there are to transform the humble grain into something delicious and unexpected. She fries up Crispy Rice Cereal-Coated chicken, makes a Cheesy Rice Casserole with Turkey and amps up the flavor with Curried Rice Salad. There's even rice in one of Grandma's favorite desserts, Sticky Rice Pudding with Mango.

Sunday
Jul 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Family Reunion

Kardea Brown’s family reunions are big, loud and legendary events. She’s hosting the party at her Charleston, S.C., home and makes all the family favorites, including No-Fuss Baby Back Ribs with Carolina Moppin' Sauce and a beautiful 4-Bean Salad. Aunt TC joins Kardea in the kitchen to make her famous Potato Salad, and for dessert, the crew digs into classic Charleston Chewies.

Tuesday
Jul 19
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 11

Shaking Up Soul Food

Kardea Brown loves a challenge, so she's making classic soul food dishes -- but vegan -- for her cousins. She starts with tofu for Lemon-Pepper Fried "Chicken" Tenders with dairy-free Ranch dipping sauce. She also makes Jackfruit Pulled "Pork" Sliders, Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese and Maple-Glazed Donuts with Coconut "Bacon."

Tuesday
Jul 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Lunch with My Biggest Lil' Fan

Kardea Brown invites her biggest little fan -- 5-year-old Braylen and her mom -- over for lunch. Braylen reached out to Kardea on social media and has even recorded herself making one of her recipes! Miss Brown makes Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Homemade 'Tato Bites, Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip and very special PB&J Stuffed Cupcakes.

Tuesday
Jul 19
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 3

Lunch at Sea

Kardea Brown makes some yummy goodies for an afternoon boat ride with Kardea's brother, his wife and Kardea's friends. She starts with the ultimate sandwich, a Fancy BLT with Pickled Tomatoes that take this sandwich to a whole other level. Next, a mouthwatering Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad and a hearty Tuna Pasta Salad rounds out their meal. Plus, Kardea bakes up something that everyone will enjoy, Kardea's Kitchen Sink Cookie, a delicious treat filled with everyone's favorites.

Tuesday
Jul 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 4

Heavenly Wings

Kardea Brown makes a meal with her aunt TC to treat TC's fellow church volunteers to a low-country feast. First, Kardea cooks up her delicious BBQ Smoked Turkey Wings. Then, Kardea whips up her Skillet Lima Beans, pan fried with bacon and tomatoes, and a Creamed Corn Casserole. For dessert, Kardea bakes a Lemon Pudding Pound Cake that'll have everyone singing her praises!

Sunday
Jul 24
12pm | 11c

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