For this recipe I harvested manila clams right off the beaches of the Puget Sound in Washington State. Lucky for me I only have to drive a short distance to get these babies. However, any steamer clams will suffice. I’ve eaten more of these than I can even recall, but most of them have been cooked in the typical white wine and butter broth. I had something similar to this off a menu at some fancy restaurant in Seattle many years ago that is no longer open and I’ve never seen anything quite like it anywhere else, so I decided to make my own.
Love elote but can’t eat it gracefully? Here’s a version for dates, parties, and fancy clothes that shouldn’t get messy but should still get all the fun.
The corn skewers can be roasted, broiled or grilled before getting all dressed up. Use Polar baby corn or another brand that you know doesn’t smell like a barnyard, or even fresh if you can get it!
Growing up in West Virginia, we always had summer gardens full of fresh, delicious herbs as well as fresh fruit from the local farmers market.
Our local food was influenced by Italian immigrants that had settled in the state – what a treat to learn and eat Italian food from some of my friends grandmother’s when we were in school together.
I have combined these flavors for a yummy garden pizzetta!
A new found favorite for people who love less fat, but still get that southern taste in a cookie. Who wants to ride around eating banana pudding from a cup when you can eat it in a cookie form and be just as guilty. I am all about creativity and pushing the envelope. Being from the south has brought a new perspective to the word “Southern Banana Pudding”