What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with Irish Boxty with smoked salmon? 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.
Fish and Seafood
Shrimp Remoulade (pronounced ruma-lahd) is a quintessential New Orleans dish composed of cold boiled shrimp with a spicy mustard-based dressing. It is generally served as a first course appetizer, making it perfect for Mardi Gras celebrations. I usually serve it on a bed of lettuce or in a stemmed wine glass to awaken my guest’s taste…
Pasta Jambalaya replaces the rice with pasta in a more traditional jambalaya recipe. 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,…
Shrimp Étouffée is Classic New Orleans at its best. It’s perfect for Mardi Gras or anytime with spicy shrimp cooked in a delicious roux based sauce. The sauce for the Shrimp Étouffée can be made ahead of time. Right before serving, add the shrimp and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
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. The prep time is only 10 minutes and can be done ahead of time. Succulent shrimp in a spicy cream sauce spooned on crispy puff pastry says it all!
Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Boursin Grits is an easy to prepare but elegant dish to serve for any occasion. Succulent fresh shrimp are cooked to perfection in a creamy garlic and parmesan sauce. Ordinary grits are taken to new heights with the addition of not only Boursin cheese but also smoked Gouda cheese. Are you…
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.
Ready in minutes and always a crowd pleaser, Classic Shrimp Cocktail is the perfect make-ahead appetizer for your next Mardi Gras or anytime gathering. It combines succulent boiled shrimp with a spicy tomato-based sauce for the ultimate blending of flavors.
It may not be the official sandwich of New Orleans, but the Po ‘Boy is as much a New Orleans tradition as is jambalaya and gumbo. Start with a Po ‘Boy Roll, add fried shrimp and the “fixin’s”, and you have the perfect Shrimp Po ‘Boy.
Nothing speaks classic New Orleans cuisine like Spicy New Orleans Jambalaya. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this delicious one-pot meal that’s perfect for Mardi Gras. It combines rice, shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage in a spicy tomato sauce enhanced by the holy trinity.