New local 'Creek Sauce' changing the taste of the Lowcountry

    New local 'Creek Sauce' changing the taste of the Lowcountry

    Locals Kyle Strickland and Jay Cook have invented something we may not know we’ve all been missing from our Lowcountry cookout tables and kitchens all along:  Creek Sauce.

    The two friends have bottled and are selling their new creation and it’s available throughout Beaufort and the rest of the Lowcountry, and it may just be the best taste to come out of the area since…..Frogmore stew.

    Strickland described the new sauce as “a cross between cocktail and tartar sauce.”

    OK.

    “It was originally supposed to be a dipping sauce to go with seafood, but then we tried it on everything, and the result was amazing,” he said. “It goes great with fried or grilled chicken, pork chops, steaks, crab cakes and even venison. It’s not just a seafood sauce. It’s more an all-purpose sauce.”

    “When I tried it the first time, I really believed in it and it’s unique,” he said.

    Creek Sauce creators Jay Cook and Kyle Strickland.  Photo courtesy Colleton Today
    Creek Sauce creators Jay Cook and Kyle Strickland. Photo courtesy Colleton Today

    Strickland and Cook became friends while serving as deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department. Creek Sauce began as the result of a wedding near Beaufort, Cook said. The two had a previous recipe which they modified for the event, and both were really surprised at the crowd’s reaction. “In a nutshell, everyone thought it was ‘to die for’,” Cook said. “It was gone in just a few minutes.”

    All in all, it took Strickland and Cook eight batches to perfect the flavoring. “You normally get ketchup or tartar sauce or cocktail sauce when you go to a seafood restaurant,” said Strickland. “This changes the game, and lets you get a unique flavor at home when cooking your seafood, or anything else.”

    The sauce is being bottled at Granna’s Gourmet in Charleston, is already being called a “one of a kind product” by food retailers up and down the SC coast, and it’s hit our part of the Lowcountry too.

    You can find it in a zillion places, including:

    Piggly Wiggly in Port Royal and also in Hilton Head
    Sea Eagle Market
    Sea Island Carriage Company
    Bill’s Liquior Store
    Olive the Above
    Lowcountry Store on St. Helena Island
    Marsh Tacky Cafe on Harbor Island
    Carolina Cider Company

    Benny Hudson Seafood
    Cahill’s Market
    Bluffton Oyster Factory
    Scott’s Meat Market
    Captain Woody’s
    Sippin’ Cow at Old Peppers Porch

    …and it may just end up on the shelves of our local BiLo grocery stores sometime soon.

    To learn more, visit Creek Sauce on Facebook or check out their website.

    New local 'Creek Sauce' changing the taste of the Lowcountry  Photo courtesy Kyle Strickland
    New local ‘Creek Sauce’ changing the taste of the Lowcountry Photo courtesy Kyle Strickland

     

     

    Related source: Colleton Today