Cajun Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Boil Foil Packets

Easy, make-ahead foil packets packed with shrimp, sausage, corn, zucchini (aka croquettes) and potatoes. It’s a full meal with zero clean-up. Also known as the Beaufort Boil, Tidewater Boil, Frogmore Stew – though it is frog-less and is not a stew. The Low Country Boil is from South Carolina and is the answer to the New England Clambake and the Louisiana Seafood Boil. But where I come from, Southern California, it is called Shrimp Boil. And we love anything you can throw onto the grill and is fast. Continue reading Cajun Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Boil Foil Packets

Squash Blossom Soup

Squash blossom soup or crema de flor de calabaza is a wonderful way to use the part of the squash plant you may have not used before.

Squash blossoms can come from any summer or winter squashes. Although it is thought that winter blossoms are slightly more bitter. But they all are edible. The taste of a squash blossom is mildly like the squash it comes from.

Zucchini Flower, Pumpkin Flowers, Squash Blossoms in Hispanic cultures are referred to as Flor de Calabaza. They are used in Mexican Cuisine and in pupusas in Salvadoran cuisine as an ingredient in quesadillas and empanadas. Continue reading Squash Blossom Soup