Pan Seared Grouper with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice (blog, G2G)

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Lightly pan seared in coconut oil and served over a bed of jasmine rice perfumed with freshly grated coconut, this Grouper with Mango Salsa is an island recipe that brings back memories of a time long ago. Ask my daughter Lauren, and she will tell you the best family vacation she’s ever taken was to …

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 …

Crawfish 101

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Louisiana’s crawfish season is in full swing, and no doubt, folks are coming to town to belly up to a table full of boiled crawfish for the first time. My daughter Lauren’s friend Gunner from Los Angeles recently visited us, and he couldn’t wait to taste his first boiled crawfish. I gave him a list …

Seafood Bisque

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With its creamy depth of seafood flavor accented by white wine and the rich flavor of artichoke hearts, my Seafood Bisque is a rich and decadent Louisiana dish that is as historical as it is delicious. This Seafood Bisque is what I like to call “Haute Creole.” It’s a classic, time-honored, New Orleans specialty served …

Cheese-Crust Shrimp and Mushroom Pizza

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This carb-friendly Cheese-Crust Shrimp and Mushroom Pizza is the best thing since sliced you-know-what. The crackle of the cheddar crust is the first signal that this is no ordinary pizza dough. As the ooze of the melted mozzarella cloaks the earthy and ocean combo of Gulf shrimp and button mushrooms, this simple (and quick) recipe …

Redfish Sauce Piquante

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Diving deep into a bowl of Redfish Sauce Piquante is an exploration of the spicy side of Louisiana’s culinary culture. It is a saucy and richly flavored dish that doesn’t hold back on taste. This recipe delivers a heavy wallop of deliciousness in a Magnalite pot. My friend Lee Robicheaux grew up in Houma, Louisiana …

Hot Cajun Shrimp Dip

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A culinary crowd pleaser, this Hot Cajun Shrimp Dip hits you with a double-barrel shot of shrimp flavor and spicy heat along with a comforting creaminess that is hard to resist. And I will admit this is a spicy concoction, but I leave the level of intensity to your taste buds by holding back on …

Eggplant Casserole with Gulf Shrimp

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With fresh, farm-to-table eggplant infused with meaty pork sausage and aromatic herbs and vegetables, this dressing is the perfect backdrop for briny Gulf shrimp. I love how it all combines with Louisiana rice in a casserole that bakes up delicious every time. Make no mistake, eggplant is the star of this recipe. It is one …

Mini Crawfish Pies

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At first bite, you taste the flaky golden brown piecrust that holds the rich treasure inside. And with the second bite, the spicy crawfish filling coats your taste buds with one delicious mouthful. Once more, and then it’s gone. But the taste lingers on as you grab another, and another; these Mini Crawfish Pies are …

Butternut And Shrimp Pasta

Butternut squash with shrimp and pasta is an easy Cajun recipe. Pin it

Autumn in Acadiana is when fresh squash, pumpkin, and gourds of all kind begin showing up at the local farmers markets. It always puts me in the mood for a delicious recipe featuring those flavors, and with this Butternut And Shrimp Pasta dish, I can’t think of a better way to usher in the fall …