Posted on 15 July 2010 by Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook
Shrimp and Andouille over rice
Barbecued shrimp is a real treat. I think they are the perfect appetizer for parties and everyone loves them! They are quick to prepare and cook in only a couple of minutes so dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes. They are versatile and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. Steamed, grilled, sautéed, or deep-fried, I love them any way I can get them!
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Posted on 16 May 2010 by Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook
Tonight my sister-in-law came to dinner and, in true Italian style, we served pasta for dinner. Alongside I had a tossed green salad with spiced pecans. I love spiced nuts and will eat the entire bowl if left unsupervised. For some reason, after making the salad and eating twice as many nuts as went in the bowl, I wasn’t very hungry for pasta. Go figure!
Most of the time when I am served homemade spiced nuts they are soggy and not very appetizing. People seem to think that if they add enough cayenne powder no one will notice the texture. For years I thought there was no way to make the kind of nuts I get in restaurant salads. Sweet, a little hot, and really crunchy. And then I found a recipe in Emeril Lagasse’s cookbook, Emeril’s Creole Christmas.
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