Shrimp Mold

From the catering days….  an oldie but goodie.  Relatively easy to make, can be dressed up festively, and always good.  This was one of my favorite appetizers.  It was usually served during the winter months at Christmas parties and winter … Continue reading

Fresh Fish with Preserved Lemon Persillade

Three good things: Friends who share freshly caught fish with you (filleted and all!) How delicious preserved lemons are throughout the year… Knowing how to combine the two into a fabulously yummy lunch! What is persillade? According to the dictionary, … Continue reading

Sardine Salad with Parsley on Cucumbers

  No real recipe here, just a simple combination of canned sardines, lots of parsley, and some of my preserved kumquat peels with a little bit mayonnaise.  I used the boneless skinless sardines (hey, some sardines is better than no … Continue reading

Shrimp and Orzo Baked with Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata

  This is similar to a cajun shrimp jambalaya or spanish paella in flavor.  However, today we are in a Mediterranean frame of mind, using ricotta salata and orzo pasta…a little Italian, a little Greek…we could be standing in Sicily today! This … Continue reading

Creole Remoulade Shrimp Pasta Salad

A slightly different shrimp pasta salad.  This one is all New Orleans with a classic remoulade dressing.  A New Orleans remoulade has all these flavors, minus the mayonnaise.  Feel free to increase (the remoulade sauce seasonings) or decrease (the mayonnaise) … Continue reading