RECIPE: Beyond Shrimp & Grits, Make Cajun Seafood & Grits

We’ve always loved shrimp and grits. Why didn’t we ever think to make it a seafood medley: shrimp plus crab meat, fish, even scallops? Leave it to a restaurateur, Ebony Austin of Nouveau Bar & Grill in Atlanta. It’s a great idea, and she shares the recipe with us. If you’re in the area, there’s…
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RECIPE: Potato and Crab Hash with Poached Eggs, For National Crabmeat Day

March 9th is National Crabmeat Day. Some of our favorite ways to enjoy crab: crab cakes, crab dip, Crab Louie (a fancy crab salad), deviled crab, crab soup (bisque, corn-crab soup, she-crab soup) or just plain boiled/steamed crabs or sautéed mixed seafood. Today we offer something different: crab for breakfast. While you can certainly substitute…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of National Oysters Rockefeller Day

[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seacuterie Instead Of Charcuterie

[1] A seacuterie plate from Oceana restaurant, with octopus salami, gravlax with dressed microgreens, and crab spread on toasted baguette (photo © Paul Johnson | Oceana Restaurant). [2] A put-it-together seacuterie board: You can purchase most of what’s here. Here are the recipes fi=or the rest (photo © Wild Alaska Food). [3] An ample lunch,…
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