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 8:28 am , on July 24, 2014
I made this chicken sandwich a couple weeks ago with a big red steakhouse tomato and it was fantastic. The flavors of grilled blackened chicken with smoked gouda cheese and chipotle mayo made it special. Joe and I loved it so much I promised to make it again soon. I went to the farmers market to pick up a tomato for the sandwich but changed my mind when I saw these big ole green tomatoes sitting out on display. Why not try something different . . . so I changed it up a bit by adding a fried green tomato slice for a tangy twist. For those who love fried green tomatoes, this sandwich will not disappoint, but if you are a traditionalist, by all means go with a big slice of summer red. You can’t go wrong either way. And if you can stand the heat of the oven, roast some potato wedges with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and your favorite herbs. It makes the best side kick to any sandwich!
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.