Thursday, July 31, 2008

Seafood Left Overs

We've started going to Dauphin Island, AL when we need some beach time. Dauphin Island is not crowded, it's remote and quiet. From one beach house you can see the gulf and the bay.

Skinner's Seafood sells shrimp that was caught the night before. Heath and I stopped on our way out on Sunday and bought shrimp, crab claws and lump crab meat. We shared with our friends and had some left over shrimp. We did dinner for our friends and had this:

Seafood Au Gratin: (because I never think I have enough food I also added some Simmon's Catfish)

Layer catfish fillets, shrimp and lump crab meat. Top with this sauce and bake: 1 stick of butter melted and lightly browned with 1/2 cup of butter. add 2 cups of chicken stock, 2 cups of milk. When the sauce returns to a simmer add cheese, at least 2 cups. You can choose the cheese. We used cheddar, colby, jack. Pour sauce over the seafood. Heath melted butter, crushed crackers, cheese and added to the top before baking. *My secret to this kind of a sauce is that I will always add a splash of cooking sherry, and a few dashes of hot sauce. Bake for about 30 minutes.

Grits and Greens: (Alright so I just finished reading Hissy Fit and Keeley made this. I did adjust!)
In a sauce pan heat 2 cups of chicken stock and 2 cups of half and half. Add a cup and a half of grits when the liquid comes to a boil. Honestly, I just poured in grits, and when it was too many grits I kept adding water until the consistency was was right. After your grits are creamy add 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, 2 teaspoons of hot sauce, salt, pepper and 1 bag of frozen turnip greens. Pour into a greased casserole dish and top with parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or so.

Corn Potato and Tomato Salad:
Cut corn off left over crab boiled corn (or use canned white corn), chunk up left over boiled potatoes, and dice tomatoes. Mix together 1 cup of mayo, 1/2 cup of ranch dressing (homemade is best), chiffonade basil, 1/2 cup of sour cream, and seasonings. Pour over vegetables and allow to sit for a couple of hours.

I love feeding my friends.


Cudi Bug said...

Hey Princess....not nearly as much as your friends LOVE you feeding us....I'm still upset because I missed the shrimp boil...maybe next time...Good luck in Madison.....bug

wanda1234 said...

thanks for sharing.....

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