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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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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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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Champagne Oysters Baren-Mignonette

Nothing says New Year’s Eve in the food world like enjoying a few briny bivalves, and we have an abundance of the oyster beauties here on the Gulf Coast. From New Orleans to Apalachicola, I have eaten my share of oysters dressed in a variety of fashions. At this time of year, one of my…

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Rich Shrimp Stock

We are coming into the home stretch in Emeril’s One-Pot Blogging Party, and I have had a ball! It has been a lot of work but also fun meeting my new blogging buddies from all across the country. We use Facebook and Twitter to keep up with what each is cooking from the book. For…

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One-Pot Wonders: Cajun Shrimp Stew

Today was one of my favorite days, only happening as seasons change. It was gray and drizzling, and the air was just starting to get crisp, teasing that fall was around the corner. The Gulf of Mexico was roaring, and a light clap of thunder played overhead. The yellow and purple beach flags were waving,…

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Lobster Ceviche

Summer is a fantastic time to make the cool refreshing dish of ceviche, but with the weather we have here on 30A and the Gulf Coast, I make it year round. Of course it varies depending on seasonal ingredients, but it never ceases to please a small group or crowd. Ceviche is especially transportable, and…

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