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Well, I can hardly believe it, but we are less than 3 short weeks away from the release of The Outdoor Table!  Since we are so close, I plan to share a few more sneak peak recipes from the book over the next couple of weeks.  Remember, the recipes in the book are exclusive, meaning you won’t find them online!  So be sure to pre-order your copy today, so you can get all of the deliciousness this book has to offer.   

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Now, before I get to the recipe, I wanted to invite you all to my first book signing which is also serving as a release party for The Outdoor Table!  This will a be fun, laid back event at Parnassus Books, right across from Green Hills mall.

We will have some delicious refreshments, recipes courtesy of the cookbook, of course, for you to enjoy as well. So help me out on this first one, we would love to have a big turn out for this event! Bring your friends, grab some food and your copy of The Outdoor Table, and make a night of it! Thank you all for your support!  

Here are the details…

What: Book Signing and Release Party

Where: Parnassus Books – Nashville

When: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30pm

 

 

And now back to the recipe!  As you may have heard, this cookbook originally started out as a southern book, so many of the recipes do have a southern flair, which I’m actually thrilled about!  It really brings some character to the book, and this process made me fall in love with southern food all over again.  And no, it’s not all fried chicken and cornbread, although those are included of course!  One of my favorite warmer weather dishes is fish tacos, it’s just a go to dinner for me.   I really wanted to include a recipe in the book for them, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to make fish tacos southern.  And then I thought…Catfish!  I didn’t want to fry the fish, because I wanted this to be something quick and light.   In fact, that’s how most of the recipes are in this book.  Fresh, fast, and colorful!

So, go on and get you some good catfish, maybe even fresh caught if you know a guy, and whip up these southern style fish tacos in no time.  You’re gonna love them!

***A note about buying fish: I try to buy my seafood from somewhere that I trust.  One thing to remember, fish should never smell fishy, if it does, don’t buy it.  Also it’s best to use fresh fish the same day it is bought!

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Categories: Main Dish Seafood

lemon steamed salmon

This is a simple way to prepare Salmon that is guaranteed to be moist and delicious. You could even use different herbs and seasoning if desired.

Date posted: February 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Main Dish Seafood

Salmon and Veggies

This is a great dinner recipe that is actually for a side dish and main dish.  I made this on WSMV’s More at Midday with Holly Thompson! The prep only takes about 10 minutes and then about 25 minutes of oven time, then you are done!

Date posted: February 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Main Dish Seafood Sides

shrimp soup

I love to make soups when Fall starts, they are easy to make and always comforting on a cool night.  I especially love when any meal is comforting but still light.  That is exactly what this recipe is!  It has lean protein from the Shrimp, whole grains and more protein from the Quinoa, and a little spicey kick from the cajun seasoning.  If you want to save a buck, you can certainly use chicken in this recipe instead of Shrimp, just use exactly the same directions as you would with Shrimp.

The best part of this recipe, It’s even better the next day!

Date posted: February 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Main Dish Seafood

Grilled Trout

Trout is a great fish for grilling and the flavor is mild, not fishy at all.  The herb topping is really simple to make and adds a great flavor and texture on top of the fish.

Date posted: February 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Main Dish Seafood