Posted at 8:59 am , on July 14, 2015
It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a platter of fried green tomatoes. Every summer I can’t wait to try them in some new recipe. This year I made a salad loaded with quartered fried green tomatoes, Aussie shrimp, bits of fried bacon and the most delicious remoulade dressing I’ve tasted since the old days at the Cafe Oceano in Albuquerque. The Cafe is long gone now but I still remember the days of chalkboard seafood specials and the house remoulade dressing which was so good in my memory. This salad is like a serving of Southern hospitality with warm tomatoes, spicy shrimp and bacon on top. But don’t worry if you have any leftovers. Even chilled, this salad tastes great!
Posted at 9:40 am , on February 18, 2014
This is the time of year that I start to get cabin fever. I’ve had my fill of winter, boy has it been a long cold winter, and I’m ready to move on to spring, how about you! I’m ready to move on from the soups and stews that we all cook up in the winter and on to something with a little more spice. Something you can hold in your hand or eat with a fork instead of a spoon. I found a package of frozen crawfish tails at the store the other day and thought a Po Boy sure would be good. Then I went to pick up some lettuce and tomato to dress the sandwich when I found some slightly green tomatoes. They were starting to ripen but still green on top and firmer than a ripe tomato. That just made my mouth water thinking about a fried green tomato alongside crispy crawfish tails and remoulade sauce.
Posted at 8:41 am , on August 16, 2013
Every summer when those green tomatoes start showing up at the farmers market, I just have to have a few. It’s one of our favorites and I think what makes it special is that I only make them once a year so everyone looks forward to them. This year I decided to re-create an appetizer that Joe and I had on vacation in Gulfport, MS a few years back. It was deemed a Gulf Coast favorite layering fried green tomatoes with a spicy cream sauce with crawfish tails, bacon, mushrooms and green onions. It was sinfully delicious and I knew one day I would like to try and make it myself. I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off but they were a big hit and now we can’t wait until next summer and our next fried green tomatoes.