The famed oyster creation was invented in 1899 in New Orleans at Antoine’s restaurant and named for the richness of its green sauce. The ...
Fresh ripe tomatoes are one of summer’s joys. They need little seasoning and the fresh taste is incomparable. After stewing, the tomatoes...
Serve the hash with a poached egg for each guest, and ketchup on the side.
Fresh garden peas with butter and a sprinkling of mint are a traditional accompaniment to this festive dish. Sweet snap peas are a simpl...
Hollandaise is easily made in a blender or food processor. Egg yolks, lemon juice, and seasonings are blended and the clarified butter is...
Serve this with Buckwheat Cakes
This savory pancakes are a wonderful base for the Creamed Oysters and Ham.
This Fried Chicken recipe has only five basic ingredients, so you know you're getting the full flavor of the chicken without having to dress it up with any fancy seasonings. Flour, salt, and pepper are the key to making a simple breading that's delicious while not taking away from the chicken itself. This is an easy chicken recipe to use as a base for making chicken wings, or enjoy it on its own for a juicy chicken dinner that's great for the whole family or a summer cookout.
Here is a classic ham recipe you can use for a nice dinner party or a holiday meal. Glazed Country Cured Ham is a dish that you can build an entire menu around. This simple yet distinctive dish will have your guests looking for another helping. The ham with a glaze that includes dry mustard, bourbon, molasses, and brown sugar comes out incredibly flavorful and vibrant. You can pair a wonderful mashed potatoes dish and a vegetable casserole with your ham and your dinner will be complete and satisfying.
How to make a julep: crush the mint, bruise the mint; freeze the glass, freeze the silver chalice; make it with rye, make it with bourbon...
Shad roe is a springtime delicacy found mainly in certain regions of the East coast. The shad fish itself is too bony to eat, but the roe has a delicious, decadent taste and texture that is eagerly awaited each year by those who love it. This shad roe recipe calls for a simple but flavorful sauce that pairs well with the delicate fish eggs. Unique fish recipes like this are sure to stun at a dinner party. But be warned - once you've tried shad roe, you'll be counting down the days until the spring when it will be available again!
Who doesn't love the classic flavor of a chicken and dumplings recipe? This Chicken with Dill Dumplings uses fresh dill to amplify the flavor of the homemade dumplings - it's a totally different experience than using the kind of dried dill that comes in a jar. The dumplings themselves are remarkably simple to prepare, and the result is a rich, savory dumpling that perfectly complements the chicken, which is smothered in a delicious creamy dill sauce. This easy chicken and dumplings recipe makes for a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy.
Serve with Dutch Brisket with Braised Onions.
Serve this on toast, baked potatoes or waffles -- it's a good dish.
This Chicken-Fried Steak and Cream Gravy is the ultimate comfort food. It's a dish is also sometimes called country fried steak - crispy oil-fried steak and a hearty, creamy gravy that's easily found in the South. This chicken fried steak recipe doesn't need many ingredients to make a family-friendly dish that no one can resist! The basic cream sauce is the perfect accompaniment to the savory steak - it's no wonder this recipe is a tried and true favorite. Pair it with mashed potatoes for a rib-sticking meal they'll be asking for again and again.
What makes this Double-Dusted Fried Chicken recipe so darn delicious? The secret is in the "double-dusting" technique the chicken is coated in two layers of seasoning before frying, which makes for a crispy fried chicken that's loaded with flavor. This is one of those easy chicken recipes that's sure to be a hit with family and friends - it takes less than an hour to make, so you can cook up this fried chicken for any dinner or gathering. It's a favorite of kids and adults alike!
These Piquant Tamales are bursting with spicy, savory flavor - it's no wonder that homemade tamales are one of the most sought after Mexican recipes among those who love cooking. Jalapeno peppers give this tasty tamale recipe a bit of a kick, while vegetables such as eggplant and zucchini bring a unique new element that you don't always see in traditional tamale recipes. While tamales often contain meat such as chicken or pork, this happens to be an entirely vegetarian recipe (although it is not vegan.)
Marinated grilled chicken and a light, tangy dressing are the key components to making a Grilled Chicken Salad that truly stands out. The grilled chicken is easy to marinade and make, which is why a salad like this is one of those chicken breast recipes you need in your summertime arsenal! This simple salad is a healthy alternative to burgers or ribs that's great to have on hand at a cookout - fresh vegetables such as tomatoes and avocados deliver a burst of refreshment that feels delightful on a hot day. You'll come back to this chicken salad recipe time and time again!
Posole, sometimes written as pozole, is a traditional Mexican soup recipe that uses hominy, meat, spices, and other ingredients to form a hearty stew. This posole recipe uses pork, lamb, and sausage for a variety of meaty flavors that make this Mexican stew a family favorite. This posole soup is hearty and rich and stands alone as a main course. Posole is usually served on special occasions such as holidays and birthdays, but there's no reason you can't cook this mid-week and have a little celebration!
Serve this with Blue Corn Pancakes for something very extraordinary.
These are the unusual accompaniment for Turkey Mole.
This is a savory recipe for all of you beef lovers out there. It is can be a great entree for an outdoor gathering. While grilling the small beef cubes on skewers, easy for serving, you can also grill some very tasty vegetables, such as portobello mushrooms and eggplant. The garlic, onion and fresh oregano, along with a red wine marinade overnight, brings out the spectacular flavors of the beef and helps you create an amazing barbecue memory. Of course the beef skewers would not be complete without pairing them with a spicy salsa sure to cause a second alarm blaze in every bite.
Be certain to serve this dense Indian bread hot from the oven.
Avocado Sandwiches prove that you don't have to sacrifice taste for simplicity. Fresh and filling, this easy vegetarian recipe is sure to be a hit at a brunch or party. A delicious take on finger sandwiches, this avocado recipe pairs a buttery cilantro spread with bacon, tomato, and avocados for a mouthwatering combination that's quick and easy to prepare. The spread is simple and doesn't take away from the vegetables' natural flavor, making this a refreshing dish to serve as a snack or a main course. But be warned - they're addicting, and your guests won't be able to stop after just one!
When you think of pie jalapenos might not usually be the first thing that comes to mind, but you'll be missing out if you don't try out this Jalapeno Pie! This savory pie recipe has a kick from the jalapenos and a layer of cheese to form the perfect Mexican food - it's like jalapeno poppers in pie form. If you love a little spice, you're definitely going to want to make this recipe. It's great on its own as a main course, but you could also serve it as an appetizer along with other Mexican recipes for a themed dinner that no one will forget!
This drink was invented at the Rancho de Chimayo. It provides a happy way of using the cider from their apple orchards.
This Oven-Braised Barbecue Brisket only takes five ingredients and four steps to throw together, making it one of the easiest BBQ recipes out there! First, beef brisket is browned in a skillet, then smothered with chicken stock and barbecue sauce and baked in the oven until it's fall-off-the-fork tender. It's a great dish to make for a weekend get-together or a weeknight dinner. The best part is that you don't even need a grill to make this delicious barbecue beef brisket recipe, so you can have it all year long!
Lemonade is probably the most refreshing thirst-quencher I can think of for the hot months of July and August. It is something I associa...
Serve as an accompaniment to game meats and birds.
Learn how to make Gravlax with this easy recipe. Gravlax is a Nordic dish made from salmon, salt, sugar, and spices. To make this cured salmon recipe, the fish is coated in a combination of salt, sugar, and crushed pepper. The salmon cures in the refrigerator over a period of several days. Once the salmon has been cured, it can be sliced thinly and served with a flavorful sauce made from mustard and dill. Gravlax makes a delicious and decadent appetizer for any party or social gathering.
Chocolate snow is one of winter's pleasures, not unlike the hot maple syrup New Englanders drizzle into snowbanks where the syrup hardens...
Calas was an early morning New Orleans snack, a hot, sweet-spiced rice cake fried crispy and served with the morning's cafe noir, or cafe...
If you've never tried turtle meat before, you might balk at the idea of Turtle Soup. But rest assured - it's delicious (and very common!) Turtle has a texture similar to lobster when cooked, and this gumbo recipe uses its flavor to full effect, combining with vegetables and a touch of sherry to form a hearty, savory stew. When served with rice, this turtle soup recipe is enough to keep you full all day long. If you're not feeling adventurous, however, you can swap the turtle out and still get that delicious gumbo taste.
Boudin is a type of sausage that originated in Europe but has also become a popular component of Cajun cuisine. It can be made with almost any type of meat to create a wide variety of sausage recipes, including some that use seafood. This particular boudin recipe uses both pork and rabbit meats for a truly one of a kind flavor that's more sophisticated than that of other homemade sausage recipes. The time it takes to prepare is well worth the result - a savory, slightly spicy sausage that's unlike any you've had before.
Jumbo frog's legs are as tender as butter.
The less you cook an oyster, the more delicious it will be. Blanketing an oyster with crumbs or cream results in a smothered oyster. Of t...
Looking for a Cajun-style recipe for your next dinner party? Shrimp Jambalaya is a great one to serve and build a menu around. This is an easy and quick dish to prepare and guests will enjoy the festive feeling that Cajun food brings with it. You can pair this dish with other New Orlean's inspired recipes and drinks to raise the level and excitement and fun. "This classic shrimp dish has a kick to it, so your guests will enjoy explosions of flavor in their mouth. They won't want to miss a bite of your homemade, delightful dish."
Winter stone crabs, looking like bright red parrot heads with jet-black beaks, are bought fully cooked because they are steamed and refri...
The po' boy is a traditional sandwich recipe out of Louisiana. It can be made with most types of meat, but Mandiches Po Boy recipe, adhering to tradition, calls for fried oysters. These sandwich recipes have been around since the 1800s, and for good reason - they're savory and delicious, a true classic. This is also a great way to fry up some oysters if you're in the market for oyster recipes. The next time you're looking for sandwich ideas that are a little outside the box, make yourself a po' boy and have a little taste of New Orleans.
Of all the drinks to come out of the watering holes of the Delta and the Quarter -- the fizzes, punches, cafe brulots, and cafe diablos -...
The ubiquitous Southern pecan is served in many guises. Here the pecans are warmed, coated with a little butter and salt. It's the perfe...
Here is an unusual dish for a fancier dinner party you may be throwing. Poussin with olive puree and sweet peppers is a dish your guests will remember. In some commonwealth countries, Poussin is a butcher's term for a chicken that is less than 28 days old when it makes the transition into food for your table. Your guests will enjoy a change of scenery on the chicken front. It is a cut of chicken not served all of the time. This recipe prepares it with a delicious olive puree and sweet peppers. The flavors will jump off of the plate. Your guests will have a night they will not soon forget.
This is a lovely side side for many things, but it was devised to be served with the Quail.
Serve with Lemon Cream and strawberries. The tart lemon sauce and the berries cut the sweetness and complement this all-American dessert.
This is very nice with Angel Food Cake.
This dressing is served at Swan's Oyster Depot as the perfect sauce for oysters, Pacific coast clams, Dungeness Crabmeat and good sourdou...
Rumor has it that Irish coffee was first served in the bars on San Franciscos wharves. Whether this is true or not, the practice of a li...