Tag: seafood

Spanish Paella Is All About Friendships

Spanish Paella Is All About Friendships

Paella is Spanish for friendship, right? Well, it should be.  Friendships seem to surround Spanish paella, both making it and eating it.  Although it’s famous all over Texas and Mexico, it’s still a Spanish paella, not Mexican. In the late 1800s and through the 1900s, […]

Grilled Clams in Tequila Broth

Grilled Clams in Tequila Broth

This recipe uses ingredients that were being employed and enjoyed by our Texas Indian ancestors long before 1400.  Archeologists have been able to determine that clams along the coastal bays were harvested most heavily from mid-April to late-July.  They were sometimes steamed in earth ovens […]

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 […]

Paella for Amigas y Amigos

Paella for Amigas y Amigos

Paella is Spanish for friendship?  I think so. Well, it should be. In Texas, the  term “Spanish” was sometimes used (euphemistically) to mean Mexican, or Mexican American.  Restaurants serving Mexican food sometimes called themselves “Spanish” as in Spanish Village or Spanish flowers. Not so much […]

Crab Louie for Lunch Lovers

Crab Louie for Lunch Lovers

I first tasted Crab Louie as a teenager just a few (ahem) years ago. Every time I see it on a menu I order it ’cause I love it. It first appeared on hotel menus around 1915 in Washington State and San Francisco.  I use […]