From time to time we like to take a break from traditional BBQ and do other culinary activities that don’t involve smoke and wood. We strongly advocate against boiling ribs but man do we love us some Louisiana style boiled crawfish! For starters a crawfish boil is much more than just a meal. For some its a life changing experience and for others it’s a way of life. Then there’s everyone in between. We had people that were a little turned off by seeing their upcoming meal swimming around in a kiddie pool. On the flip side we had a few folks that tried to wrestle with us as we cleared off the table to drop the next load. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you fall on, it can be agreed that an authentic crawfish boil a sight to see. The funny thing about it is if you’ve seen it once you’ve seen it a thousand times. Nonetheless, when the season is right and the crawfish are large enough it’s time to dig in… Louisiana style!

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Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Visit just about any coastal town across the U.S. and you’ll quickly come to understand just how much of a delicacy that battered fish tacos really are. Nothing compares to the journey your tastebuds will embark on once the savory, sweet and tangy sensations of flavor interact with your mouth. From their crunchy exterior to the flaky interior fish tacos are undeniably what the good life is all about! Continue reading “Beer Battered Fish Tacos”

Fish Tacos + Napa Cabbage Slaw

Most will agree that San Diego is the land of fish tacos. I, myself can attest to that sentiment as I’ve had more than my fair share of life changing fish tacos from the SoCal foodie paradise. Here in Kentucky the love for fish tacos isn’t as prevalent but if I have anything to do with it these delicious entrees will be a staple in the coming years. There just isn’t quite a combination like fresh and flavorful slaw served over top of grilled flaky white fish. Continue reading “Fish Tacos + Napa Cabbage Slaw”

Honey Glazed Smoked Salmon

In just about every corner of the world salmon is the preferred fish when it comes to hot or cold smoked seafood. With a sturdy, yet flaky texture along with a good level of fat content salmon and smoke are a match made in culinary heaven. With just a little bit of extra preparation and patience this rendition of smoked salmon can easily be an entree or appetizer go to for any occasion! Continue reading “Honey Glazed Smoked Salmon”

Oaks Day – Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Being from the state of Kentucky can make indulging in an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil a bit of a challenge. Luckily for me I have friends who love to cook for large crowds just as much as I do. While BBQ is always sure to attract a large crowd there is something unique about the camaraderie in the messiness that is a crawfish boil. Lots of beer, lots of people, lots of spicy Louisiana crawfish and lots of great music make for one hell of a way to wrap up Oaks day here in Kentucky. Continue reading “Oaks Day – Louisiana Crawfish Boil”