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Fish 4 Friday: Shrimp Étouffée

If you watch Emeril Live (and who doesn’t?) you’ve probably seen him make this dish. As a naturalized Cajun, Emeril knows how to make this stuff well! And I learned how from him. After all, we’re bestest buds now that I stood in line for seven hours to get one of his books autographed […]

Cajun Popcorn, a Louisiana Favorite

Mud bugs are the national crustacean of Louisiana. They’re boiled, fried, steamed, put into stews and soups, and otherwise consumed with a passion that surpasses all reason. Heck, even my spouse likes them, and she’s never been to Louisiana. (At least not that she’ll admit.) Believe me, it’s an acquired taste. If you’ve acquired […]

Fish 4 Friday: Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Okay, let’s get right to it. There’s no way we’d be allowed to hold Cajun & Creole Cuisine Month without at least one jambalaya recipe. It’s a very old rule (which somebody just made up). It’s probably even illegal; or at least fattening. So, we’re doing jambalaya first.

First, the history. (You DO come by […]

Fish 4 Friday: Zesty Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Pepper Aioli

Shrimp are strange little creatures. They spend their whole life crawling around on the bottom of the ocean, scavenging anything they can find. They eat anything, as if they’re the chickens of the sea (Sorry, Charlie)…

No, wait. Wrong blog! This is the food thingie, right? With chiles and all? Got it. I was momentarily […]

F4F: Blowtorch Shrimp on Grits

Ah, the lowly shrimp. Misunderstood, often maligned, regularly overcooked with reckless abandon by all too many closet celebrity chefs.

It doesn’t have to be that way, of course. There are ways to properly prepare this diminuitive denizens of the deep. (Yes, I’ve been reading about alliteration.) Cajun cooks seem to have learned how as well […]

Friday Follies: Cold, Hot and Chilling

Haloween’s here, so it’s time for a quick survey of food-related stories that will make your blood run cold. At least the first one will…

Bradenton, Florida

A man was arrested attempting to steal shrimp from a supermarket. Joseph Young, age 32, was observed “with bulging pants” by detective Robert Stevenson who was shopping at a Sweebay […]

The Devil Made Me Fix It…

Today is my darling brides’ birthday. (I’d tell you how old, but then we’d need a new blog writer for the Underground.) I’ll keep this short; we’ve got places to go and parties to crash!

Here’s a seafood dish for tomorrow, if you’re of the persuasion:

Spicy Shrimp With Red Devil Sauce

At first, the preparation may appear […]

Hellfire and Brimstone on Burn’em Up Thursday: Jamaican Brown Fish Stew, Hellfire Chicken

No, I’m not opening a branch of the Church of the Underground. However, I’m giving you plenty of advance warning: Today’s dishes are about as zesty-hot as they can get without being puréed Bhut Jolokias. Despite that, there’s more flavor here than you might assume.

I’ve gotten in the habit of posting fish & seafood dishes […]