Etouffee the Chilau Way
Etouffee - pronounced (uh-too-fay) French for "smothered," etouffee is a dish of seafood or meat simmered in roux sauce. A style of Creole cuisine mainly produced in the U.S. state of Louisiana, Etouffee is a dish that is often served with rice or boiled potatoes. Basically, if you’ve never tasted it before, it’s a dish full of vegetables, shrimp, and shellfish smothered in a Cajun-style sauce made from roux and tomatoes. The dish is seasoned with onions, celery, bell pepper, green onion, garlic and herbs. There are many ways to make Etouffee but one of the simplest yet delicious version is this Chilau way.
Chilau Marinated Fritter Fried Shrimp
My take on a classic conch fritter recipe from the Bahamas with a new twist using the batter to fry up some delicious shrimp! Feel free to use the same batter recipe to make traditional fritters with conch, crab meat, lobster, shrimp or whatever deliciousness you want to throw in there!
Garlic Pepper Shrimp Scampi on the grill
Shrimp Scampi is a favorite for most seafood lovers. This dish on next level consists of plenty garlic, butter and our Chilau Garlic Pepper Seasoning. If that wasn't enough the subtle touch of smoke from the cast pot pan in a weber kettle took these shrimp over the top! You have to try it!
Roux based Seafood Gumbo with Dungeness Crab, Shrimp and Smoked Sausage
Our take on the roux based New Orleans style gumbo takes a little longer than our usual 30-minute recipes but you will be delighted at the flavor Chilau Sauce adds with the concentrated "Trinity" flavor in Chilau Gumbo! Add a little Boil Bomb for an additional POW of flavor!
Marinated Pan Fried Snapper with Citrus Glaze
Red snapper, in general, is highly celebrated in the Caribbean and this pan-fried approach lends itself well to large family dinners and celebrations. The citrus glaze is sweet and garlicky with a little heat that really brings out the flavor of the fish. Serve with rice, grits or straight up! Delicious!
Chilau Seafood Curry with Dungeness Crab and Shrimp
If you have never had seafood curry you must try this recipe. Following the same 2:1 ratio as other chilau sauce preparations this recipe features the addition of Coconut Milk and Curry Powder. Feel free to get creative and adjust the meat and veggie to your preference!
Chicken and Sausage Bowtie Pasta
Sunday Night Dinner, super easy and quick. There are lots of options for substituting other meats, veggies and low carb options. Just use Chilau as the base! Get fancy without it taking ages in the kitchen with this Bowtie pasta recipe.
Chicken and Rice in cast iron skillet
Chilau Sauce and seasonings are excellent for non-seafood based recipes. I stumbled on this extra large cast iron skillet recently and decided to make chicken and rice in it. For this recipe I went with chicken thighs as they maintain their juiciness throughout the cooking process. This recipe would work great as well with seafood and other meat selections. Excellent flavor!
West Coast Style Cioppino Seafood Stew with Chilau Sauce
The cooking style of seafood stew varies from city to city, each using their own unique twist. Every coastal area has a signature seafood stew and west coast Cioppino, popular in San Francisco, is one of them. I noticed the similarities to Tampa Style Crab Chilau so I decided to give it a shot, the results were amazing! I used mussels, clams, Dungeness crab and salmon, then served it up with some crusty bread! Click the link for the full recipe!
Blackened Sea bass with Chilau Garlic Pepper Cream Sauce
There are times when you plan out recipes well in advance and other times when you wing it! This recipe was one of those occasions! I had some sea bass filets and some chilau sauce on hand and that was all I needed for a quick meal. I didn't bother making any rice or pasta to serve with it since I'm currently on a low carb diet. It turned out fantastic with some heat! You can use any flavor of Chilau with this dish. The seasoning used is a special chilau blend (coming soon...) but feel free to use your favorite fish or blackening spice for this recipe.
Marinated Fried Shrimp'n Grits with Chilau Citrus Glaze
There is nothing that compares to Shrimp'n grits! With this recipe, I decided to take it a step further by frying the shrimp and using a Citrus Glaze also use in the Snapper Recipe. Topped over grits the flavor excellent!
Tampa Style Crab Chilau with Dungeness Crabs
This recipe adds a new twist on the traditional Tampa style Crab Chilau with the addition of Dungeness Crab. It's a little less sweet compared to blue crabs but the amount of meat surely makes up for it!