The Pirate’s Platter

Creamy Crawfish Tail Sauce

Ever find yourself with leftover crawfish? The Pirate recently went to Alabama on a deer hunt and brought along some leftover red fish and some crawfish tails he had in the freezer. We decided we would season the red fish ...

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Roast Ham and Lima Beans

The Pirate admits when he’s beat in the kitchen and this time, I had to steal my wife Michelle’s recipe. She grew up in the South, where cooked beans is an art. She divulged her secrets and let me write ...

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Not My Momma’s Bread Pudding

My mother was born in Essex, England and one of the items we would have for dessert on occasion was bread pudding. The history of bread pudding can be traced back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Most cooks looked ...

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Roasted Red Headed Teal

Thank goodness the summer heat is coming to an end and we can start concentrating on important things, like hunting season. If you are fortunate enough to get out and go teal hunting, you may ask yourself, “Now what?” The ...

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Maque Choux with Shrimp

With the summer months here, we’re not ready for traditional gravy and gumbo. The pirate was looking for something lighter to incorporate the vegetables of the season. So, we tried a Louisiana favorite that we have added to our collection ...

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Cajun Red Head Michelada

The pirates traveled to Cabo San Lucas a few weeks ago and found the cuisine and drink most delightful. The local bartender asked me if I wanted a Michelada and I said maybe. He explained how it was made and ...

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Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Well, another school year has ended and it’s time for vacation and to burn off some calories! The question often asked in my house is “What’s for dinner and is it healthy?” We’ve had to get creative with one of ...

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Cauliflower Mac N Cheese

Ingredients 1 pound penne pasta 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup flour 1 quart milk 1 pinch nutmeg Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese 3/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese 1 cup ...

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