Fourk in Hickory NC

Fourk was the last stop on our Girl Nosh Tour.  We had a crazy time getting there: a flat tire while traveling at 75 mph down the interstate and an hour late for our reservation.  Poor Kim waited for us at the bar 😦  But we made it and it was well worth the trouble. … Continue reading

The Back Porch in Destin, FL

The Back Porch has been become somewhat of an icon for most people visiting the beach.  Each night throngs of people stroll up from the beach to get a picture in the oversized beach chair and let their children play on the sand while they wait for a table.  And it won’t take long, not … Continue reading

Pan-Fried Shrimp With Creole Mayonnaise

These fried shrimp are so yummy!  They remind me of some I’ve had at Carabba’s.  They have an Italian flavor that would also be yummy on Shrimp Parmesan as well.   Pan-Fried Shrimp With Creole Mayonnaise Ingredients 2 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup) 1 1/4 teaspoons salt-free creole seasoning, divided 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp

We love shrimp.  So, here’s another shrimp recipe.  Hope you love it as much as I do.  Serves 2 Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil 1 lemon, zested then half cut into thin slices and other half into wedges 3 -4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed kosher salt and fresh black … Continue reading

Garlic Shrimp

Seafood is my passion.  I love it, LOVE IT.  I need to cook it more often, but it does intimidate me at times.  This recipe is simple and delicious.  Not low calorie, but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Garlic Shrimp Ingredients 8 fresh Texas toast thick bread, slices 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Summer Seafood: Low Country Boil

Summer just isn’t summer without a low country boil.  We go home every summer to Florida and invite the entire family over for a cookout.  This one is easy to do and when you are done, you sling the whole potful on a table (or in our case a door atop saw horses) lined with … Continue reading

Joe’s Crab Shack in Eatontown, NJ

I’ve eaten at quite a few of these chain restaurants, and maybe I’m just a sucker for crab…but I love them.    On Urbanspoon, I notice how there are quite a lot of complaints about service, but the service we received the night we dined with Joe’s was exemplary.  We had our food in a … Continue reading