No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without amazing Mexican food and drink. To help you celebrate this fun-filled day, Grits and Pinecones and I have partnered to showcase 39 of our best Mexican inspired recipes. This all-inclusive Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup takes you from spicy beginnings to delectable endings and everything in between….
Fish and Seafood
Shrimp Étouffée is Classic New Orleans at its best. It’s perfect for Mardi Gras with spicy shrimp cooked in a delicious roux based sauce. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
Jambalaya is a quintessential New Orleans dish that has its roots in both French and Spanish settlers. Traditionally, jambalaya is made with some sort of sausage, along with some other meat and/or seafood. It includes the trinity of onion, celery, and green bell pepper, along with spicy seasonings and rice. Pasta Jambalaya replaces the rice with…
As we begin this year’s Carnival Season, I’ve teamed up with Grits and Pinecones to bring you the Ultimate Mardi Gras Recipe Collection. 33 incredible recipes from our houses to your’s that will tantalize your taste buds and take you from easy beginnings to dramatic endings and everything in between. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Crispy Crunchy Fried Shrimp is easy to prepare, takes minutes to cook, and is amazing to consume. Serve it with Quick and Easy Traditional Tartar Sauce, hush puppies, and Creamy Southern Coleslaw and you have a meal young and old will rave about!
Easy Shrimp Scampi is a classic but simple dish to prepare, taking only 5 minutes to cook. Its extraordinary sauce of garlic, white wine, and butter surrounds fresh succulent shrimp that is cooked to perfection. Serve it over pasta with a piece of crusty French bread and a chilled Chardonnay and you have a meal fit for kings.
Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas is a favorite pub meal. Add homemade tartar sauce, and you have a true winner! Traditionally, either cod or haddock is the fish of choice. However, any large flaked white fish will work.
“May the road rise up to meet” you as you journey through these incredible dishes for St. Patrick’s Day. To help celebrate the festivities, I’ve teamed up with Grits and Pinecones to bring you 18 Incredible Irish Dishes that are certain to put a little jig in your step and a smile on your face.
Boxty is a traditional Irish pancake. It is often made with a combination of mashed potatoes and raw grated potatoes mixed with flour, milk, and egg.
Shrimp Newburg in Puff Pastry Shells is an easy, but elegant entrée for your next dinner party. It is equally elegant for your Mardi Gras feast. Succulent shrimp in a spicy cream sauce spooned on crispy puff pastry says it all!