La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar: Seared Scallops on Agave Poblano Cornbread with Rajas Con Crema

La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar: Seared Scallops on Agave Poblano Cornbread with Rajas Con Crema

Apr 12, 2014 | View Article

Owners Ann and George Hartley moved back to the Panhandle from Dallas, Texas in the 1990′s to be close to family and where Ann was raised. They became the owners of Seagrove Village MarketCafe, and later expanded their enterprise with the addition of George’s at Alys Beach. With Coastal Tex-Mex night receiving rave reviews at […]

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Seagrove Village MarketCafe’s Barbeque Shrimp & Grits

Seagrove Village MarketCafe’s Barbeque Shrimp & Grits

Apr 9, 2014 | View Article

Seagrove Village MarketCafe is one of our favorite Gulf Coast Restaurants. Located at the corner of 30A and 395 in South Walton, they have been featured in Southern Living, Garden and Gun, Travel & Leisure, and Coastal Living. Known for having the best Seafood and Burgers served in a laid-back atmosphere, you will want to give […]

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West Indies Salad

West Indies Salad

Mar 9, 2014 | View Article

When it comes to the Lower Alabama Gulf Coast, there is no more quintessential dish than the West Indies Salad. It was (said to be) invented in Mobile, Alabama by William “Bill” Bayley, a former U.S. Merchant Marine who served on many voyages to the West Indies. In 1947, Bayley, the Mobile, Alabama steak & […]

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Chef Secrets: Chef Jim Shirley’s Red Beans & Rice

Mar 4, 2014 | View Article

Mardi Gras parading is tough work: Grueling hours sipping adult beverages at Mardi Gras balls and parades. You need lots of energy to fuel the bead-tossing and catching. Red beans and rice is the New Orleans staple of choice to get you through the day. Here is a great recipe from the files of Chef […]

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Mardi Gras Omelette – Another Broken Egg

Mardi Gras Omelette – Another Broken Egg

Mar 3, 2014 | View Article

Mardi Gras Omelette- adapted from Another Broken Egg recipe photo: Another Broken Egg Ingredients: Eggs 6 oz. Andouille Sausage 2 oz. Crawfish Tails 2 oz. Red Peppers, diced 1 oz. Green Onions, diced 1oz. +1tsp. Hollandaise sauce 2 oz. Salsa 1 oz. Diced tomatoes (garnish) 1 tbsp Potatoes 6 oz. English Muffin 1 ea Butter […]

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Eggs Sardou

Eggs Sardou

Jan 24, 2014 | View Article

I love eggs. Toad in the hole, fried, boiled, poached, Scotch…you name it. Today in Northwest Florida it is cold. Our news forecast even calls for sleet or snow. I decided it would be a good day to finish some writing assignments and spoil myself with brunch, using a recipe from one of my favorite […]

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Southern Zipper Peas

Southern Zipper Peas

Dec 31, 2013 | View Article

Named zipper peas for the way the pod opens when the fibrous strand down its center is pulled, these peas are grown primarily in the Southern states due to the warm climate. Freshly picked from their pods, zipper peas have a mild-flavor, are a great source of protein and a classic Southern comfort food. I […]

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Christmas Potatoes

Christmas Potatoes

Dec 24, 2013 | View Article

This morning we were up bright and early cooking for tonight’s family celebration and preparing for Christmas morning. When my daughter asked me to throw out some ideas for new recipes I led her to my closet of cookbooks and told her to take her pick. With good taste she chose recipe’s from Chef John […]

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Marinated Crab Claws

Marinated Crab Claws

Dec 23, 2013 | View Article

I have written many times on this blog that my family loves seafood. We all can eat marinated crab claws like candy! With my kids, parents, friends and even my former husband and his spouse here for the holidays, we will be consuming quite a bit of shellfish, bivalves and other delicacies. I’m so happy […]

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Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

Dec 14, 2013 | View Article

We tend to consume quite a bit of gumbo in my family. There is nothing more comforting than a hot steaming bowl of seafood, or chicken & sausage gumbo. Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, we boil the turkey carcass for stock and make a rich and hearty turkey gumbo. With the temps dipping into […]

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Herbed Gulf Oyster Stuffing

Herbed Gulf Oyster Stuffing

Nov 26, 2013 | View Article

I love Gulf Seafood. I have lived near the Gulf all but six of my almost 50 years, and can’t imagine a holiday meal without Gulf Coast Seafood. The Holiday season is all about gathering friends and family together for a time of fellowship, and here in the South, nothing brings folks together like big […]

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Besh’s Brussel Sprouts

Besh’s Brussel Sprouts

Nov 26, 2013 | View Article

I have been actively reading and making recipes from John Besh’s new cookbook, Cooking From The Heart. He recently came to Pensacola on a book tour and I had the opportunity to meet and to interview him for 30AEATS.com. Besh is genuinely warm and easy to talk to, and I have loved the soulful Europen […]

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