Tag: Gulf Coast

Serrano Shrimp Cocktail

Serrano Shrimp Cocktail

Depart from the usual shrimp cocktail sauce and go Texas Mexican.  Use Serrano chile, cilantro and fresh lime juice. This delicious Serrano shrimp cocktail is reminiscent of the famous Mexican Campechana cocktails in Veracruz, Yucatán and along the Pacific coast, especially in Sonora.  Usually, it’s […]

Scallops Provençale – French in Texas

Scallops Provençale – French in Texas

Scallops Provençale:  A quick, French country way to prepare these sweet, succulent bi-valves.  I throw in vegetables that are lying around.  I’m using the larger “sea scallops” here, but in our Texas, Mexico Gulf Coast we have only bay scallops (Argopecten irradians amplicostatus). They live […]

Texas Mexican Crab Cocktail

Texas Mexican Crab Cocktail

When I bite into the succulent, sweet Texas Gulf crab meat I am taken back in time. It is 1528 when Karankawas find bedraggled Spaniards shipwrecked on their shores, now called Galveston Island. Lucky for the Spaniards that the Karankawa nurse them, feed them.  Evidence […]