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

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Crawfish Etouffee

I was contacted by author Paul Knipple who wanted to share with me a copy of a new cookbook he wrote with his wife Angela called, The World In A Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour Of The New American South. I jumped at the opportunity, as anything having to do with a cast iron skillet,…

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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…

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Shrimp Remoulade

New Orleans has been on my mind quite a bit lately, and I think I’m ready to go visit my old stomping grounds. With the Jazz Fest just ending and the Oyster Festival coming up June 2nd and 3rd, there is always something exciting happening in The Big Easy. When recently invited to create a…

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Grilled Gulf Shrimp With Vine Ripe Tomatoes

I love spicy food, and was really excited when Virtual Potluck was approached to work with The Savory Spice Shop. All twelve bloggers hopped on board for this event, and were each given spices to work with. Savory Spice Shop, located in Denver Colorado, was generous enough to supply each blogger with a gift box…

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