Gumbo Mojo Hojo

Gumbo Mojo Hojo

A couple three things to get right with gumbo is your roux, okra prep (if using), and my Aunt says you can never have too many onions. I agree and will jabber down the page.

Fajita Shrimps Boats

Fajita Shrimps Boats

These sammies are really good but I swung and missed a couple times making them. Confessions… If using fajita meat it is important to fillet all the membrane off the meat. A lot of cuts of beef will work with this but

Pigtail Pasta Shrimped

Pigtail Pasta Shrimped

Sort of a kitchen sink dinner it turned out better than expected. It’s a cross of Alfredo sauce and regular ole garlic butter sauce, but you won’t have much sauce at all when done. Small pot, large pan, and a plate yer good to go.

Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Twisted Dirty Rice

Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Twisted Dirty Rice

These jumbo grill Gulf Coast shrimp turned out mighty fine and very simple to cook. If you can’t find head on shrimp or gulf shrimp it’s fine to use what’s available. Honestly it’s a cleaner eating experience removing heads and tails when shelling.

Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom

Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom

Mango’s are already tasty around here and pretty easy to pick out the goods ones. Not much frying around here because of cleanup but when it happens it’s usually done with a tempura style batter tweaked with our typical twist.

Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish

Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish

Had never heard of but going to name my 1st born after because in my mind it tasted like a swimming crab. I posted an image of the dinner on a social and someone chimed in about the shady-ness of the Swai.

Shrimp By The Three Cheesed Pasta Shells

Shrimp By The Three Cheesed Pasta Shells

You could totally skip the shrimp part on this one if you were going to an office “bring a dish” party and you don’t like your boss. If you’re looking for a promotion add the shrimp… Better yet

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

In fact this was my 1st. They are pretty quick, easy, and cheap to build. Not sure what’s in true southern shrimp n grits but this one has cheddar, shrimp, garlic, green onion, and bacon. Wish I had made more.

Angelic Grilled Shrimp and Sketty

Angelic Grilled Shrimp and Sketty

Nice white sauce a little different from parmigiano typically used in Alfredo sauces. Used Oaxaca cheese, browned garlic, and shrimp pieces as a part of it. I usually never veer from parm but did this time and it worked out great.

Lobster and Shrimp Baguette Caps

Lobster and Shrimp Baguette Caps

Whatever reason my crab dealer doesn’t have pealed crab in stock. Suspect it’s a seasonal thing but looking around their stash I noticed “lobster head” meat. It was pretty cheap at about 6 bucks + for approximately 2 cups.

Blade Shish Kabobs and French Onion Rice

Blade Shish Kabobs and French Onion Rice

You can put all kinds of ingredients on a stick! Shrimp, chicken, and my favorite flat iron steak. The rice idea came from a friend’s pork chop slow cooker recipe that looks ugly as hell but taste fantastic.

Chicken and Green Onion Sticks

Chicken and Green Onion Sticks

Since Biddy was born I haven’t seen fried berd for a while. Very easy cheap dinner with a little planning so time isn’t the issue. All this was baked together except for the pineapple.

Fajita Tacos

Fajita Tacos

Losing time, short on supplies, and not interested in going to the grocery was the inspiration for this simple taco dinner. Just grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, cheese and a shot of Irish Salsa. Irish Salsa is our problem child

Grilled Fajita Sub

Grilled Fajita Sub

Pretty simple, quick, cheap and delicious fajita twist. When you find out you are out of tortillas beautiful things can happen. This fajita sub was the result of that night. I grilled the fajitas on a hibachi which is a little more difficult when the wind is blowing. Any grilling method you dig by all means, do that. The guac is a simple one that keeps the pallet focused on the avocado’s flavor.