Garden Chick - Notes from the Garden

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Beach Trip and Lower Alabama Caviar

This is the view from a friend's beachhouse at Fort Morgan, Alabama, at Gulfshores. I spent 5 days of fun with some great friends, but was glad to get home, and back to my family. Whenever we go to Gulfshores, we have to eat at Lulu's. Lulu Buffett is the sister of Jimmy Buffet, and has created a great restaurant which is a fun place for everyone in the family.

I had never tried fish tacos before and her Mahi Soft Tacos with Chipotle Sauce were delicious.

I purchased her premiere magazine Lulu's which was choked full of great recipes and I need to order her cookbook to find the chipotle cream sauce recipe and purchase her chipotle taco seasoning to complete the recipe!!!!! Oh well, she knows how to sell her merchandise!
I will however, leave you with the LA Caviar (Lower Alabama) and encourage you to visit the beautiful gulf coast. There was no lingering damage to the beaches from the BP oil spill, and workers were out there daily combing the beaches. My friend Dena who owns the house, reports their beach has never looked better.  Be sure you visit Lulu's while you are there.

LA Caviar
Serves 20-25

3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Place all dressing ingredients in a jar, cover tightly and shake to
dissolve sugar.  Set aside.

4 (15 oz) cans black eyed peas 
1 cup chopped each green, red, and yellow bell pepper
1 cup chopped red onion, 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered.

Place peas in a large glass or stainless steel bowl
Add peppers, onions, parsley, and tomatoes.
Pour dressing over the top and toss well
Transfer to a plastic bowl, cover and chill for at least 2 hours
before serving.

Serve with tortilla chips or saltine crackers.


Bookmark and Share


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

blog powered by Blogger
skinned by RedLime