I am old enough to remember the days of the stodgy old steakhouses. They had white table cloths, huge hunks of beef and a standard set of appetizers and side dishes. One of the common dishes was Shrimp Louie, shrimp in a tasty pink sauce. It was a rich appetizer served in a chilled glass. I have updated it to a more modern version with shrimp on skewers to make them a finger food with a tasty dip. Continue reading Shrimp Skewers Louie
When you have guests you don’t want to spend all your time preparing food, you want to spend time with them. This is an appetizer that you can make in advance and just bring out when your guests arrive. It doesn’t hurt that it is very easy! Continue reading Shrimp & Buffalo Remoulade
It just goes to show you that even an old fat Canadian gets 15 minutes of fame. The local community TV channel, ShawTV Cranbrook, asked me to do some cooking shows for their channel. So, my recipes for Memphis Wings, Coffin Shrimp and Piri Piri Chicken legs are now on TV! Here is the show:
The Old Fat Guy
I felt like a great appetizer. One with bacon and jalapeño peppers. However, I wanted She Who Must Be Obeyed to enjoy it as well. A sure way to get her to like it is to introduce shrimp. So, I made Coffin Shrimp.
This summer was colder than usual here in the mountains. As a result, my jalapeño peppers were quite small. What to do, what to do? It hit me. I decided to stuff shrimp into my shrimpy peppers and make Shrimpy ABT’s. Don’t try and say the last sentence four times fast. Continue reading Shrimpy ABT’s
We were in the middle of getting new floors and couldn’t use our kitchen. Fortunately, my barbecue has a side burner. Even more fortunate, we had fresh beans in the garden! Time for a stir fry. Continue reading Stir Fried Shrimp and Beans
Sometimes, easy is best. When it comes to shrimp, I don’t like a lot of fuss. They taste just great on their own. Continue reading Cajun Grilled Shrimp
I am still posting the dishes from my birthday dinner. She Who Must Be Obeyed made this and a Rum Cake for the meal. As much as I like smoked beef and chicken wings, this was the star of the party. Continue reading Chinese Noodle and Shrimp Party Platter
It is cold here. There is snow on the ground. I made andouille the
other day. Conditions were perfect for making gumbo!
This Cajun dish is delicious. A touch of spice, a deep dark texture and a mixture of shellfish, chicken and andouille. While I love this version, I apologize to all of Louisiana for my corruption of their recipe. Continue reading Gumbo, From Canada?