Shaved Brussels Slaw (G2G, blog)

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With the first crunchy bite, you’ll fall in love with Brussels with this tasty Shaved Brussels Slaw recipe. The surprise is that with each bite it gets even tastier as you discovered the hidden flavors inside. My wife Roxanne has a way with fresh vegetables, especially the green, leafy variety. Raw, steamed, charred, smothered, or …

Chilled Seafood Salad with Two Dressings

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Ice-cold shrimp and chilled lump crabmeat need nothing more than a tasty dressing or two to complete a casual springtime meal. And my recipe for Chilled Seafood Salad with Two Dressings keeps it simple and light—two ingredients for an easy dinner. Anytime Roxanne and I visit Biloxi, Mississippi, we make a beeline to our favorite …

Pulled Pork Tacos with Creole Crema

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For Cinco de Mayo, South of the border meets South Louisiana in this Pulled Pork Tacos with Creole Crema–a taco taste sensation. I love how the citrus flavors of the orange-brined pork shoulder are elevated by the spike of jalapeños and Cajun seasoning that work so deliciously with farm-fresh vegetables. And the cool and creamy …

How To Build a Charcuterie Board For Your Next Party

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So, what do you do when you don’t know what to cook? Don’t cook. Yes, I said it: This is a post on my food blog that’s advocating not to cook. No recipe, no pots and pans, no hot stovetop, and no fuss. This Charcuterie Board will change the way you think about entertaining with …

Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise with Creole Citrus Vinaigrette

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Salty, acidic, peppery and sweet are the defining taste elements of my Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise with Creole Citrus Vinaigrette and taking a few tricks from my Cajun playbook of culinary techniques, I think we might have just elevated this French classic to another level. During past travels in southern France, Roxanne and I recall …

Farmers Market Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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My Farmers Market Salad is all about building complex flavors with all-natural, freshly harvested, raw ingredients straight from local growers. When dressed with the bright flavors of sweet citrus in my Blood Orange Vinaigrette, this summer salad is a delicious combination. Summertime is in full swing, and around the Graham house, we tend to eat …

Tomato Cheese Tart

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One bite of the flaky piecrust infused with herbs and cheeses and topped deliciously with ripe heirloom tomatoes will send your taste buds to that delicious culinary hiding place in your brain. You know where I mean, and you know that you don’t visit that place as often as you like, or need, or crave. …

Salmon and Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

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For a born and fed bayou boy like me, eating light in the summer makes up for the countless pounds of boiled crawfish I consumed this spring.  And it gives me pause for the endless bowls of gumbo to come this fall.  That’s why today’s fresh Salmon and Shrimp Salad featuring poached salmon and sautéed …

Nature’s Canvas: Spring Harvest Salad with Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

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This eye-popping salad is not a recipe, but rather an individual work of art that expresses your own creative interpretation of springtime. It is as delicious to eat as it is beautiful to look at. And with fresh greens, herbs, vegetables, and Gulf shrimp layered into an edible canvas painted with a tangy Creole mustard …

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich on Sourdough with Garlic Aioli

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With the crisp snap of the first bite of grilled sourdough, I can taste the dual combination of smooth goat cheese, and creamy garlic aioli as the intense juice of the heirloom tomato flows over my tongue. My taste receptors are in overdrive as the flavors meld together into my Heirloom Tomato Sandwich on Sourdough with Garlic …