These crunchy seafood treats will make your cats happy. Grits aren’t great for them, but when corn is ground into meal, it’s safe for making these little shrimp nuggets. You can sub canned tuna for the shrimp if preferred. My dog loves these, too!
High temperatures paired with abundant vegetables make for healthy nibbles or a light meal. Roasting brings out the natural sugars in your vegetables that caramelize for a sweet zing. Exact measurements are not needed — make as much as you need for your crew. Dollop with Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing and you’ll never look at vegetables the same way again.
We love a seafood platter in the summertime — especially one that features fresh, local fish. Here, we imagined what a modern twist on this classic dish might look like with these Deviled Crab Hushpuppy Waffles and Pickled Seafood Medley!
Published in Carolina Country Magazine July 2020 Who has time or desire to do much cooking during the lazy hazy hot days of North Carolina summer? Not me! Y’all, this seafood cocktail is light… so full of flavor with just a hint of fresh citrus, and only a little bit of fuss when it comes… Continue reading Spicy Citrus Seafood Cocktail With NC wild-caught shrimp
While recipe developer and food stylist at Our State Magazine, I was asked to give a classic deviled egg a North Carolina twist. These recipes inspired by our culture are fun to make and good to eat.
A warm bowl of bisque surely is soothing … but in a casserole? Oh, yes! Enjoy this seafood over pasta, creamy grits, rice,
Enjoy those last summer tomatoes in this sweet n’spicy jam… roasted tomatoes, peaches and nectarines! Spoon over cream cheese or on crispy fish sandwiches.
This sweet and hot watermelon pico de gallo is the perfect topping for fresh North Carolina fish, shrimp or crab tacos. For the best texture, stir together just before serving.
Let your grill do the work on this one… dressed up or down as you’d like, grilled southwestern romaine with NC Shrimp is as quick a side as you can fix … but watch it closely, it is ready in a flash!
Lazy hazy hot days of summer… nope, no cook’n around here! Throw together this no-cook fresh and light salad featuring fresh summer corn and the best crab you can find… like sweet lump North Carolina crab!
I’m a “throw cooker.” What does that mean? Well, that means I throw stuff together to create good food and teach others how to do that too. It’s pretty simple and just not that hard to do. Folks often ask me to share a ‘recipe,’ which is challenging, because I don’t use them per se. … Continue reading “throw cook” what ‘cha got ~ It’s Fall Y’all Clam Chowder
Here it is, middle of February, and as typical here in North Carolina, we’re having a beautimous day approaching 80 degrees! A few windows have flung open to ‘air out’ the house, hopefully blowing out the germs from another visit from Mr. Winter Crud. I’m trying to pretend the fragrance of Vick’s Vaporizer that fills the air… Continue reading …i can almost smell salt air!