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New Orleans Cornbread – Perfect everytime!

no cornbreadThis cornbread is perfect every time. Trust me on this. I have made more cornbread than anyone I know and I struggle more times than not. This cornbread is so good you could eat it by itself–cold or hot. Excellent choice with fresh vegetables.

1 1/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal (Red Label if you can find it.)
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces cream corn
8 ounces sour cream
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. If you cook it in an 8″ iron skillet the outer crust will be crunchy…perfect! I have baked it in other pans and it works fine.

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New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

medium_bbq-shrimpAfter the summer holidays are over and time slows even more, it’s time to cook something easy.  New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is an easy dinner to cook and so delicious. 

1/2 stick butter

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon rosemary leaves, crushed

1 pound (26 to 30) large shrimp

3/4 cup beer, at room temperature

Serves 4 – 6.

Melt butter with Worcestershire sauce, Creole Seasoning, garlic, pepper and rosemary in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 minutes.

Pour beer into skillet. Cook and stir 3 minutes longer or just until shrimp turn pink.

Serve immediately with French bread. 

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