Mushroom Tom Yum

MushroomTomYum WMSoup Ingredients:

1 lemongrass stalk, cleaned and crushed with a kitchen mallet, then tied into a knot
1 oz dried Oyster mushrooms, chopped
1 oz dried Shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3 kaffir lime leaves, dried or fresh, left whole
1 knob galangal, peeled, sliced, and smashed (or 1 t ginger plus 1/4 t ground black pepper)
6 cups water
1 tablespoons fish sauce Read More

Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po Boy2 WM


5 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered on the diagonal
1/2 cup butter
1 t dried parsley
2 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined, head and tails removed
1 T paprika
1 T garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1 t salt
1 t ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 t oregano
1 t thyme
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 t paprika
1 t garlic
1 t onion powder
Pinch of cayenne
6 French bread sandwich rolls, crispy outside, soft inside
Vegetable oil, enough to keep 1 inch deep in a pan for frying

Toppings: mayonnaise, Louisiana red pepper sauce, lettuce, tomato, dill pickles slices Read More

Garlicky Shrimp Saute


24 large or extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail left on
1 t fresh lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/2 t oregano
1 t dried garlic
1 t dried onion powder
2 T unsalted butter (or high heat oil of your choice, coconut oil would be delicious)
1 lemon, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves sliced, then crushed by whacking with a mallet or knife handle
1/2 cup good white wine (or substitute chicken, vegetable, or fish stock)
1 T parsley, chopped
Cracked red pepper flakes to taste
4 lemon wedges Read More