Marinated Crab Claws

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…

Read More

Gulf Coast Shrimp Taco’s with Florida Avocado

Living in the Florida Panhandle I’m lucky to have an abundance of wonderful seafood that comes fresh off the docks from local fishermen. I decided to use the Classic Castello in my Shrimp Tacos as it is smooth and has a slightly smoky aroma with a spicy hint of mountain herbs. I found some wonderful corn…

Read More

Yellowedge Grouper with Savory Sweet Corn Pudding, Oyster Mushroom Vinaigrette & Petite Greens

Recipe: Recipe courtesy Executive Chef Brian Murray, Fish Out of Water, WaterColor, Florida Show: Emeril’s Florida Episode: South Walton Beaches If you would like to read more about Executive Chef Brian Murray at WaterColor Inn & Resort, click here. Oyster Mushroom Vinaigrette: 2 cups oyster mushrooms stems removed 2 1/2 ounces fine quality extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt and…

Read More

Chef Steven Satterfield’s Savannah Red Rice

  Cast-iron pots and pans have a long-standing tradition in American cookery, and Lodge Cast Iron has stood the test of time. I’m excited about a new project that I just completed with this great company, and will be sharing that information very soon. I did a promotion with Lodge Manufacturing Company last year for The…

Read More

Florida Shrimp Scampi

Scampi refers to shrimp that are split, brushed with garlicky butter and broiled. This recipe calls for flavoring the butter with lemon, garlic, parsley and thyme, then dotting it liberally on shrimp and roasting the Gulf Coast delicacy until it sizzles. Florida Shrimp Scampi

Read More

Gulf Coast Smoked Tuna Dip #SuperBowl

  I happen to love smoked tuna dip. Not canned, overly wet, and not whipped in a blender. I also happen to think Chef Dave Bishop at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant located in Seaside, Florida, makes the best. It is packed with fresh smoked chunks of fish, full of flavor and served with lavash. Chef…

Read More

Seafood Stuffed Mirletons

Seafood Stuffed Mirletons (French Creole for Chayote Squash) have made their way to our holiday table for years. We learned about them when we moved to New Orleans after my father was stationed in Nebraska when I was a young teen. Though moving to New Orleans was a culture shock, we all soon embraced the…

Read More

Abacus Restaurant, Dallas & Lobster Scallion Shooter’s

Chef Kent Rathbun is the owner of the 13-year-old crown jewel on Dallas’s dining scene, Abacus Restaurant. He is also famously known for defeating Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, along with his brother Kevin Rathbun, an Atlanta Restauranteur, who was last seen about town at the Destin Charity Wine Dinner and Auction.

Read More

Emeril’s Gulf Coast Shrimp Melt & #SeriousSandwich

  In the South we love Shrimp Salad. Fresh Shrimp plucked from Coastal waters, boiled in a spicy broth, chilled, peeled, and whipped with herbs and mayonaise; it is a staple in most households, and is favored at potlucks. Served on toast points, resting on a bed of lettuce, or in a big pretty glass…

Read More

George’s at Alys Beach & Lobster Portuguese Recipe

We are so fortunate to have such an abundance of superior food choices and culinary genius on the Gulf Coast, especially in Destin and on 30-A. With so many mouth watering dining choices, the decision of where to eat can often be tough. One establishment that always comes through for me, is the “froggie-friendly” bungalow-style restaurant…

Read More