Category: Entrees

Shrimp Scampi

    I buy fresh Gulf shrimp of various sizes from one of two “fresh catch” shops in nearby Chalmette. Peeling and deveining shrimp is a pain, but it must be done. I have no special technique beyond getting the shell off and running a paring knife along the middle of the back to get […]

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Gulf Coast Chicken-Andouille Gumbo

  Good friend and Mobile, Alabama, native Steve Padgett shared his recipe for gumbo made totally from scratch.   With an idea to making gumbo, I bought one pound of Andouille sausage and a whole, prepared, free-range chicken from a local farmer. My grandmother Catherine prized fresh milk, eggs, and poultry from the farm. She’d […]

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