Shrimp and Chicken Etouffee

I was in the mood for gumbo. As luck would have it, I had all the ingredients for it except the key ingredients! Which would be a bag of crab boil, what I would consider not enough gumbo file and crab.. Last time I made gumbo I had no crab in it which isn’t a…

Fried Shrimp Tacos w/ Sriracha Tartare Sauce

This is one of those recipes I wish I could go back to the night before and have again because it was so freaking delicious. I decided yesterday that I was going to have a lazy Sunday that includes consuming whatever I want, watching horror movies before I switch to sappy hallmark, minimal movement and…

Roasted Garlic and Clam Pizza

I’ve been going through a huge white pizza faze. If I’m making or having pizza I’ve said farewell to marinara for the time being. It’s amazing to me how underrated white pizza is. As someone who tolerates tomatoes and not love them it just changes everything. I don’t know why I haven’t made this switch…

Spicy Shrimp over Pappardelle

Whenever im using pappardelle pasta i know i’m in for a treat! To me pappardelle is the epitome of pasta elegance. Anytime pappardelle is in play i know im in store for a slow roasted ragu or hearty braised beef dish but sometimes when i’m thinking light but comforting i jump over immediately to scallops…

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

I often take request, because ya know why not. With request I never know what to expect and surprisingly I got a lot of request for shrimp cocktail. When I was thinking of what to do with this dish. I thought about the fact that bloody marys and shrimp cocktail have hit a huge wave…

Lemon Pepper Shrimp w/ Lemon Pepper Ranch

If it wasn’t obvious from the title, I’m really trying to get the fact that lemon pepper was used in this across. It wasn’t till I started making my own lemon pepper seasoning did I get on the lemon pepper train. Like many things it is way better than anything from a canister. Now when…

Cod in Garlic Butter Sauce

Did you know that scampi actually refers to the shellfish itself and not the sauce its cooked in. I didn’t, I always figured scampi referred to the garlic butter sauce the shrimp is in since its basically saying shrimp, shrimp. Well its not really, scampi is a type of crustacean, a langoustine to be exact,…

Crab and Mushroom Frittata

The weekends are my bulk shooting days for food. I think of recipes that I must try and I shop, prep, cook and shoot them. In order to even get to that point of my day when I can do that, I know I have to repel everyone from the kitchen. The only way to…

Smoked Salmon w/ Spicy Smoked Cherry Sauce

So today was interesting to say the least. We got a new smoker! I went from a small electric with wood chips to a big boy one pretty much overnight. It was intimidating to say the least. I was tasked with smoking a giant salmon filet. I’ll be honest i was quiet apprehensive because I’ve…