Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sheet Pan Shrimp

  This recipe is ho ho ho holiday perfect, for family or guests     Seafood always says Special Occasion      and this Sheet Pan Shrimp is a fabulous way to get dinner ready in a hurry!     Place shrimp in an even layer in a large rimmed baking pan, pour sauce over … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze and Bacon Wrapped Sweet Chili Shrimp

Here are 2 easy peasy seafood recipes we enjoyed during the 4th of July week     I didn’t have a chance to take a lot of fancy photos     These bacon wrapped shrimp swam off the pan!   We had some fresh peeled shrimp leftover from our Coconut Shrimp dinner     So … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Blackened Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp… What is it about this little pinkish crustacean that makes almost everyone’s mouth water? Shrimp can be surprisingly easy to prepare, and this recipe is fast and easy enough for any night All you need is butter, lemon juice and some blackened seasoning, like Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Steak Seasoning Thread shrimp on skewers, sprinkle … Continue reading

Recipe Box, A Festival of Shrimp!

Ahhh, October on the Gulf Coast… The sky turns pink at sunrise and sunset and the sun sparkles on the water like no other time of year It’s also the time for the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama  source You never know what you’ll see     source This event started 43 years ago as … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Winning Appetizer Recipes

And the winner’s from the Cook Your App Off #3 are: #1 Orange and Blue Oyster Poppers! This creative plating was prize winning too, the delicate fried oysters were bathed in a spicy orange sauce and placed on shells. They were accompanied by a bleu cheese dipping sauce in hollowed out orange halves and toothpicks … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Seafood Picnic

We welcomed guests at a kick-off party for the Foxfest last week with a Low Country Shrimp Boil and Picnic. We wanted to serve some Southern favorites, and a low country boil is such a fun and easy meal, and it’s finger food! There are lots of versions, but to simplify things we did not … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seafood lunch

Recently we entertained some very hard working friends during a leisurely September weekend on the coast.  I decided to set the tone for the weekend with a little “counterscape” on my kitchen island I filled a large shell dish [Pottery Barn 2010] with some of my favorite shells…then I added some blue pebbles just for … Continue reading

Party Panache, Coconut Shrimp

Some friends are coming for cocktails tonight so I am making some coconut shrimp to nosh on.  It’s a perfect party food!  You can make this ahead of time! Really!  It tastes fab and you won’t be the stressed out sweaty hostess trying to fry shrimp at the last minute!  Fry it and drain on … Continue reading

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