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.

Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Shrimp and fajitas wrapped in bacon and tropicaltized? I’m in! Will lay this build out in one because you’ll be going from sauce to sticks back to sauce and all at same time at times. Not hard, hardest part is building sticks. Anyways, pineapple will tenderize fajita meat like..

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.

Mango Shrimp Salad

Mango Shrimp Salad

The shrimp used are frozen Gulf of Mexico wild caught from my local grocer they run for about $6.00. The shrimp were cooked in our seasoning Cluck which gives off a chicken flavor.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak

The salad is identical to our Mango Shrimp Salad and using queso fresco cheese instead of shredded colby. Well, and it’s a wilted salad if you dig it that way too.. To get this dinner to the table takes no time at all however, you do have to plan a day before.