Sunday, February 25, 2024

Social Media Roundup Lent Favorites

Lent Favorites - What you've missed on social media recently! Hushpuppy Breaded Fried Shrimp, Salmon Patties, Homemade Vegetable Soup, Mustard Fried Fish, Cheese Delights and Lenten Shrimp and Egg Gumbo.
Lent Favorites - What you've missed on social media recently! Hushpuppy Breaded Fried Shrimp, Salmon Patties, Homemade Vegetable Soup, Mustard Fried Fish, Cheese Delights and Lenten Shrimp and Egg Gumbo.

Social Media Roundup - Lent Favorites


We're having a little peek of spring here in the Deep South, though we're still sharing some wintertime comfort foods over on our social media pages, along with recipe ideas for Lent-friendly meals going on there too!

Here's a roundup of some of the Lent-friendly recipes that we've shared most recently. If you need more ideas, be sure to bookmark our collection on the website too.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

CWC'S Mighty Fine Cornbread, My Way

A tender cornbread made using self-rising cornmeal and flour with butter and buttermilk, based on Cooking with Cajun's famed cornbread.
A tender cornbread made using self-rising cornmeal and flour with butter and buttermilk, based on Cooking with Cajun's famed cornbread.

Mighty Fine Cornbread


Just like everybody else, when I have a minute (or more like I'm trying to avoid work ssshh...) I get lost in shorts and reels on social media. For me, mostly that's videos of gorgeous strutting Maine Coon cats, rehabilitating horses and other rescued animals, goofy stunts people actually do, food videos and viral recipe hacks.

There is a fella with a page called Cooking with Cajun. Originally from South Central Louisiana around the Atchafalaya swamps, but a resident of the Ozark mountain region of North Arkansas since 2015, where he pretty much lives off the grid. He has an outdoor cooking set up where he cooks everything over open fire and he does an incredible job doing it too. You'll find him everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube - check him out sometime!

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Seagrove Shrimp with Pasta and Peppers

An easy skillet meal, made with shrimp, sautéed peppers and onion, tossed with small shell pasta and finished with a cheesy cream sauce.
An easy skillet meal, made with shrimp, sautéed peppers and onion, tossed with small shell pasta and finished with a cheesy cream sauce.

Seagrove Shrimp with Pasta and Peppers


I ran across a recipe for this Seagrove Shrimp in the cookbook Best of the Best from the Deep South (#ad), a compilation of regional recipes drawn from various cookbooks from Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. These are the same folks who published my cookbook actually! (#ad)


I don't know how the name Seagrove Shrimp came about, but if I was to venture a guess, I'd say it probably was named after a dish at a local restaurant in the Seagrove Beach, Florida area, or perhaps even invented in a beach condo by someone vacationing there.

I sure do love my Gulf Coast y'all and these beach communities along the Florida coast are my favorite get aways!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Social Media Roundup - The Big Game Eats!

Here's the latest roundup of football food social media shares! Swipe down for more details on the individual recipes shown and visit any of the recipes by tapping or clicking on the recipe title or the photos and check it out, right here on the Deep South Dish website.
Here's the latest roundup of football food social media shares! Swipe down for more details on the individual recipes shown and visit any of the recipes by tapping or clicking on the recipe title or the photos and check it out, right here on the Deep South Dish website.


Social Media Roundup - The Big Game Eats!


Football is finally rounding down for the season with The Big Game around the corner, so we've been sharing a wide range of Super Bowl Eats over on social media lately, because, in my opinion, the food is the most important aspect of game day!
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Monday, February 5, 2024

Shrimp Poppers with Pepper Jelly Glaze

Collosal sized shrimp, stuffed with a jalapeno popper filling, wrapped in bacon and brushed with a pepper jelly barbecue glaze.
Jumbo shrimp, stuffed with a jalapeno popper filling, wrapped in bacon and brushed with a pepper jelly barbecue glaze.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Poppers with Pepper Jelly Glaze


The Cajun's Dad always had an abundance of shrimp on hand. Nice ones too, many jumbos.

Back in the day, the family owned a small shrimp boat, so the boys would go out with Dad for a day of shrimping. When I was a kid, most young men and yes, even some gals around here too, would have experienced working on a shrimp boat at some point in their lives. Most families were involved in the industry and it was just part of the culture then.

When The Cajun went out, we would put up about 100 pounds of fresh from the Gulf shrimp that day. What a blessing!

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Texas Love Dip - My Way

My version of the famous spicy tomato, garlic and cream cheese based dip sold at Central Market grocery stores in Texas and well loved by many.
My version of the famous spicy tomato, garlic and cream cheese based dip sold at Central Market grocery stores in Texas and well loved by many.

Texas Love Dip - My Way


I had never heard of Texas Love Dip before. 

But, I had been seeing it passed around on social media for awhile and finally gave it a try.

Apparently it originated from a Texas grocery chain, Central Market, H-E-B, or both, and is a popular party dip there.

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