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Southern-Style Shrimp & Grits with Zucchini, Corn & Cherry Tomatoes 1 Picture
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Servings 2
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 45

  • 10 ounces shrimp
  • 3 scallions
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/4 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup yellow grits
  • 3 tablespoons butter

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup (packed) cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 limes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 slices smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced into 1/4-inch pieces (reserve tender leaves)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (16 ounce) tub frozen clams
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pound Idaho potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Quick and easy spicy cajun seafood stew is best served over rice with a piece of crusty French bread for dipping in...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces smoked andouille sausage, diced, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, red and/or green, chopped, about 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 onion, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, 15 ounces
  • 1 pound firm white fish, such as halibut, grouper or black sea bass, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp, 25 to 35 count
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • cooked white rice, for serving
4.7/5 (19 Votes)

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  • BURGERS
  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey, or chicken
  • 5 slices of pork or turkey bacon, finely diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • SMOKEY SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste
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  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup hot red pepper sauce (e.g. Louisiana Hot Sauce)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 quart buttermilk, optional
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into pieces
  • Peanut oil, for frying
4.3/5 (144 Votes)

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  • STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) package strawberry gelatin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (32-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped
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Black-eyed peas plus flavorful salsa equals Texas Caviar! Scoop up this cilantro- and lime-flavored appetizer with ...

  • 1 (14-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated fresh salsa
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 (7-ounce) package kielbasa or andouille sausage, chopped, like Johnsonville
  • 6 ounces shrimp, ,about 50 to 55 count, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning, like Emeril’s Essence
  • 1/2 onion, chopped small
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped small
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped small
  • 3 green onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
4.5/5 (69 Votes)

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  • ENCHILADA SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup mild or medium salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
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  • 4 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped or shredded
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 3 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 8 flour tortillas
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  • 4 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 each of red, green, yellow, & orange bell peppers, diced
  • 3 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup of picante sauce
  • 38 large pasta shells, cooked al dente
4.5/5 (71 Votes)

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This Tex-Mex gravy is so easy to make at home, that there is no need to buy canned enchiladas sauce again

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used organic canola)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
4.5/5 (51 Votes)

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Chicken Philly Sliders piled with sweet, fragrant sautéed onions and savory mushrooms on toasted dinner rolls, dra...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 16 small dinner rolls, split, buttered and toasted
  • 8 slices provolone cheese, cut in half
5/5 (1 Votes)

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  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (6-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 (16-ounce) carton Cool Whip
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  • MEATS:
  • 8 ounces andouille sausages, sliced
  • 8 ounces chicken breasts, boneless skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning or Essence spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • NON-MEATS:
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning or Essence spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced or 3 teaspoons dried
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