This recipe calls for stone ground grits...I usually get them at the farmers market or at the seafood festival. You can substitute regular grits. Another option to reduce the fat and calorie count is to substitute turkey bacon or turkey ham to sprinkle on top of the dish. This dish is equally at home as a breakfast dish or as a side dish. Cooking time does not include the time to cook the bacon.
This is really good stuffed in a fresh tomato, in an avocado, or served with a lettuce wedge. Great for these hot summer days. The instructions are for fresh shrimp; if using frozen, follow the cooking directions on the bag...they may take longer to cook (just a little longer...do not overcook the shrimp).
This is a recipe I used to make when I first got married. We didn't have the money to go out, so friends would come over and we would play cards and watch movies....great times. All of us would make great appetizer/snack items and this is one of the ones that was always enjoyed!
This is best made a day in advance so it can chill overnight for the flavor to develop. Four types of seafood mix with spices, peppers, and zucchini in fish stock to create a great flavor. Although you can purchase fish stock, its easy to make your own using the shells and heads from the shrimp you use, and adding some vegetables...throw in any other fish discards you have to make a wonderful stock. (Of course, you can substitute chicken stock).
This makes a one dish meal, and is very versatile. You can use turkey kielbasa to lower the fat content, or any smoked sausage. For the greens, you can substitute your favorite...use spinach, collard, or turnip greens. This recipe is from the food network magazine.
This recipe is from the Sea Shack Restaurant in Hilton Head, SC. It's easy to make, and the grouper tastes wonderful! Actual cooking time is just 5 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of your fish. If you can't find grouper, try for snapper, amberjack, or mahi mahi. **Prep time does not include marinating time.**
This is a recipe from Commander's Palace in New Orleans, from back when Emeril Lagasse was the chef there. The title should read "Commander's Shrimp & Andouille Sausage with Creole Mustard Sauce", but it wouldn't fit! It combines the elements of Creole and Cajun cooking together. Try to find Andouille Sausage because of it's unique taste, but if you can't find it another good quality spicy smoked pork sausage can be substituted. Serve this over angel hair pasta with a chilled light red wine.
This recipe is not overly spicey, and I've set the ingredients to serve 2. It is wonderful served with my Recipe #373109 and Recipe #373114. A wonderful Caribbean recipe! Prep time does not include 1 hour marinating time or grill prep time. This recipe originally came from Aaron McCargo.
This salad is so simple to make, and so fresh. It uses a pre-packaged bag of salad greens, but feel free to substitute greens from your garden! Serving size is for appetizer salads, not main dish salad sizes.
This pasta is from Southern Living's Editor's Choice Recipes. It is a one dish meal, and though written with shrimp, also works well with crawfish tails or diced cooked chicken breasts. Note: Fresh whole nutmeg can be stored in an airtight container for 2 to 3 years.
This is a unique Southern version of Eggs Benedict. It is common where I live for restaurants to serve Shrimp Creole or other dishes on top of fried grit cakes instead of over rice or noodles. The recipe uses leftover grits, but you can make them just for the recipe! Feel free to liven up the grit cakes with additional seasoning! This version of eggs benedict has the eggs served over fried grit cakes with country ham and tomato gravy.
This recipe makes a very elegant entree, but it is easy to make and fairly inexpensive. To keep the fillets from losing their shape, tie a piece of kitchen string around them while cooking, then cut and discard before serving. Make sure your skillet is hot enough to sear the fillets before adding them....this will ensure that they come out moist and tender! From Southern Living.