Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Frogmore Stew

Is it just me or did RollingStone really not notice the similarity?     
 We had a very quiet Labor Day weekend.  I made dinner for the shelter and then made dinner for us.  We had Frogmore Stew....and no, there are no frogs in it!  I figured the end of summer called for seafood and we love ours cooked this way.  This is very simple and very tasty.  Bring a pot of water to a boil and add lots of Old Bay seasoning and some granulated garlic.

 Cube a bunch of new potatoes, break some fresh ears of corn and add them with some smokey kielbasa to the pot.

 Add a bunch of fresh shrimp still in their shells.  I added a couple dozen clams too.

 Add a bay leaf and a lemon cut in half.  Cook until the potatoes are tender and the shrimp have turned pink.  Serve this in bowls with melted butter on the side for dipping and horseradish for the sausage.

 The leaves are beginning to fall.

 The garden is still producing so I won't rip it out quite yet.

 The Beauty Berries are turning their vibrant shade of purple.

 And Teddy was taking an early morning snooze.