Enjoying the Fall Season with Bun Rieu, Crab Noodle Soup

After a strange few days of temps in the 90s, it’s starting to feel like Fall around here, my all-time favorite season. Nothing makes me happier than cool weather and comfort food! I want to try making more noodle dishes at home, especially the ones that look complicated. I always have random cravings, so I want to be able to indulge on days I’m working from home. A dish that has tantalized my taste buds for a while is bun rieu, Vietnamese crab noodle soup. The broth is a great…

Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

I found this appetizer recipe on pinterest for seafood stuffed mushrooms and loved the idea as a party appetizer, but also thought it would make a great  meal! I’ve seen some gorgeous portabella caps at the market and knew I just had to pick some up. I’ve toyed with stuffed mushrooms before and do like the final result. The idea of mixing in seafood made it sound like an amazing dinner. Cook Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: 4 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs…

Crawfish Dinner in Eden Center

Sometimes it’s hard when a craving hits me and our area really isn’t known for that type of cuisine. I love crawfish (also commonly known as crayfish and crawdads). There’s just something so decadent yet filling about getting my hands dirty while devouring those succulent little crustaceans that resemble mini-lobsters! There is a chain-type restaurant that opened up near the Zoo that I’ve been to a few times. But on this particular cold night, I wasn’t in the mood to trek into the city. After doing my due diligence and looking…

First Time for Stone Crab Claws!

I was in Orlando after Thanksgiving and an opportunity came up for me to go to a restaurant called FishBones to try my very first stone crab claws. I had always heard about these, and they are native to the FL area, so why not give them a try. One of the unique things about stone crab claws is the way they are harvested. They have one large claw that is removed and the crab is allowed to go back into the ocean to regenerate its claw. As with any…

Artichoke and Crab Dip for Football Season

We were strolling through Trader Joe’s for last minute dinner items and passed by a huge selection of delicious looking artichokes. As we stood in the checkout line trying to figure out what we could make with artichokes, my husband mentioned making an artichoke and crab dip. I’ve never attempted such a thing before, but since we had lump crab meat in our fridge, it just made sense! And since we would be tailgating at FedEx field, it was a perfect appetizer to have on hand. So sure enough, here…