Southern Alabama Specialties

Recipes and folklore from the Gulf Coast. Like this favorte recipe, Garlic Shrimp Linguine, gets a nod from Creole cookery and blends new and old world flavors in making one fine dinner.

Grilling Year-round on the Gulf Coast

Life is good on the Gulf Coast as you'll find folks grilling and barbecuing all types of fine foods. Burgers, dogs, steaks, wings, ribs, pork, chicken, beef, seafood, gator, heck ... if it lives around here, we eat it!

Cake Making in the South

A real classic ~ Lemon Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze.

Sunday Dinners are Sacred in the South

An establishment in these parts, sitting down at the dinner table for a family meal is a way of life for many of us. It is quality time well spent sharing our blessings. Enjoy our recipes.

Gulf Coast Seafood Recipes

Platters like this are often on tables around Mobile Bay especially when there is a Jubilee. A Jubilee only occurs in Mobile Bay - find mouth-watering recipes under the Fish and Seafood categories.

May 31, 2009

Beach Update

This is really to Lee and others who are far away from the gulf coast.

The water was wonderful today. Calm, clear and refreshingly cool. Light breeze and lots of sun.

Max wishes you were with us.

Broccoli Salad

First, thanks to all who sent emails about my blog site. I appreciate your comments.

Now, here's a recipe I made Friday nite to go with my grilled bourbon steaks. It's a wonderful salad any time of the year.

Broccoli Salad

2 large heads of broccoli
1 bell pepper -finely chopped
1 tomato -peeled, cut into small wedges
1 onion -finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated gruyere cheese
Garlic salt, pepper and a dash of lemon juice to taste

Wash and cut florets into bite size pieces. Mix all vegetables in a bowl. Mix sour cream and mayonnaise together and stir into the vegetables. Add cheese and garlic salt. Refrigerate for an hour or until ready to serve.

From my cookbook Grits to Guacamole

May 30, 2009

Perfect Sandwiches for the Beach

Preparing food for a trip to the beach can be simple. Easy as just stopping off at a local deli for sandwiches. Our favorite is chicken salad sandwiches but homemade is much better plus you know what's in it. I make mine the day before and then make my sandwiches right before packing the ice chest.
Here is my simple recipe that has a really delighful taste. I've made this many times and it is perfect for outdoor outings. Pack sandwiches in a plastic storage container, place in the ice chest and you're ready to go, along with the boiled peanuts I cooked the other day and of course, plenty of beer . 

Drick’s Chicken Salad
4 to 6 large chicken breasts, depending on size
1 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup chopped bread & butter pickles
2 to 4 hard boiled eggs -grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans or almond slivers -optional
Remove skin and cook chicken in lightly salted water until juices run clear, cool, de-bone and finely chop the meat. Mix vegetables in a bowl adding pickles, eggs, lemon juice and nuts if desired. Fold in the chicken, add just enough mayonnaise to moisten, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Keep your chicken salad simple. Remember, it's chicken salad. The other ingredients are incorporated with the chicken to moisten, add crunch and create a southern flavor I grew up with. It's my favorite recipe, enjoy...
From my cookbook Grits to Guacamole

Coconut Shrimp - Move Over

Shrimp Recipe of the Week

Check it out.....thanks to Peter at Kalofagas for this crunchy appetizer.

Originally Published April 2008 on live spaces

Quick & Easy Strawberry Pie

from my first blog on live spaces

Okay ya'll, strawberries are delicious right now - take advantage of them.
Here's a delicious pie for cooks in a hurry, from Kraft
Get the recipe here: