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  • 1 pound turtle meat (may substitute veal or lean sirloin)
  • 1-2 quarts water/seafood stock
  • ½ cup high-heat cooking oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 large yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsps tomato paste
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 stalks green onion, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • Cajun/Creole seasoning to taste (low sodium preferred)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ cup dry sherry
  • 4 boiled eggs, chopped

Turtle Soup

“I gotta little Cajun in my soul.” At least for me, Turtle Soup is the benchmark for Cajun cuisine. My first…

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  • 8 shrimp, large, whole
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • ½ cup shallot, minced
  • ½ cup garlic, minced
  • 2 sticks butter, sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil, EVOO
  • ½ cup green onion
  • 6 Tbsp each of crushed rosemary, oregano, thyme
  • Creole seasoning to taste
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup beer
  • ½ cup seafood or fish stock
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Louisiana hot sauce to taste

Creole Barbeque Shrimp

“Bon soir!  Bon appetit!  You’ gonna have the time from you’ life,  I garontee!” Justin Wilson” This is another of the…

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  • 5 large tomatoes, cut into eighths (I use Roma Tomatoes)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup Feta, crumbled
  • crusty bread or garlic toast, for serving

Roasted Tomatoes With Shrimp And Feta

“Live, Love, Cook.” I can’t think of a better way to begin the new year than with a recipe this fantastic.…

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  • 1 ½ T yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ T Dijon mustard
  • 3 T honey
  • 3 T melted butter
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs, Panko or unseasoned
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 six-ounce fresh Salmon fillets
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice

Honey Pecan Baked Salmon

“Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.” A. Bourdain My wife found this recipe on a Facebook page…

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  • 24 oz. Black-eyed Peas, frozen or fresh
  • 32+ oz. Chicken Broth, enough to cover the peas
  • 1 Turkey Wing, smoked
  • 1 tsp Adobo (Mexican powdered seasoning)
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Canola Oil
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper flakes, crushed

Black-Eyed Peas & Smoked Turkey

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” This really isn’t OUR recipe but since my wife discovered it…

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  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup crushed buttery round cracker crumbs (I use Ritz)
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or equivalent chicken parts, I typically use two breasts & three or four boneless thighs)
  • ½ stick butter, cut into pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning (I use Tony Chachere’s), optional
  • ¼ teaspoon Adobo seasoning, optional

Buttery Baked Chicken

“I am not a glutton. I am an explorer of food.” Erma Bombeck I’ve been making this dish for awhile and…

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  •  6 oz shrimp (70-90 count of small shrimp in 1 pound) , raw, shelled
  •  4 oz sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  •  salt
  •  3/8 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  •  4 garlic cloves, minced
  •  1 ¼ cups half and half
  •  1 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  •  ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  •  1 ¼ cups Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  •  6 oz spinach fettuccine or penne or your favorite pasta
  •  2 oz (real) bacon pieces/bits (DO NOT use the artificial kind)

Bacon Garlic Shrimp with Pasta and Sun-Dried…

“Life is too short, lick the bowl.” This recipe was inspired by a very similar one I found on Julia’s Album…

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  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 cups alfredo sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 small rotisserie chicken or 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg (9 oz) chopped spinach, cooked, drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese + ½ cup, divided
  • 4 oz. sun-dried tomatoes, julienne-cut or in pieces
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: fresh parsley, finely chopped

White Chicken Lasagna Rollups

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” F. Fellini This dish is like heaven on a plate! And like so…

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  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 2 tsps Crushed or Minced Garlic, divided
  • 8 oz Sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 16 oz Bowtie Pasta (not the mini-bowties)
  • 24 oz Jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 T Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp White Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 16 oz Cottage Cheese, small curd

Stovetop Bowtie Pizza

“My head says gym but my heart says pasta.” This recipe was inspired by and adapted from one by Bridget OConnor…

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  • ½ cup Butter, melted (one stick)
  • 16 oz Mushrooms, whole, white or brown, small to medium
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing  dry mix (1 oz)

Crock-Pot Ranch Mushrooms

“Annoying the cook will result in smaller portions.” I grew up living a rather limited cuisine-wise life which was mostly my…

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