Southern Gulf Coast

Submitted by Christi

If you have been reading A Southern Life for any time, you know how much I love the Gulf of Mexico. From South Padre Island to the Florida Keys it is beautiful and has some of the best seafood in the world. The wetlands that are closer in host oysters and crawfish and pelicans and all kinds of wonderful life.

Of course, recently, the Gulf has been hard hit with the BP oil spill. Now that it looks like the oil spill may be a bit contained, (praise the Lord!),  it is time to start looking to restoring this national treasure.

You can sign the petition at Restore the Gulf.

Today’s Lagniappe:  Cajun Shrimp

1 lb. shrimp (3-4 inch w/out heads)
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red chile pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1/8 tsp. oregano
3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup beer (room temperature)

Shell, de-vein, and rinse shrimp. Grind seasonings in mortar and pestle. In large skillet over high heat, melt butter, add garlic, seasonings, and worcestershire sauce. When bubbly, add shrimp. Cook 2 minutes, stirring and shaking the skillet. Add beer and cook 3 minutes. Remove shrimp and reduce sauce, adjusting seasoning. Serve shrimp over rice with sauce spooned over the top.

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7 Responses to “Southern Gulf Coast”

  1. Stacey Says:

    Oh I do hope that oil spill is contained permanently. Such terrible destruction!

  2. Tracy Says:

    That was a really great post Christi… thank you for putting that up!

  3. Eileen Says:

    Great post and video! I hope the Gulf is restored to its natural beauty!

  4. Lacy @ The Inspired Nest Says:

    Thanks for posting that! I live 45 minutes from the Gulf in Florida and my family loves spending time on the water. I can’t think of a pretty place to be. Come visit my outdoor Wednesday post where I take you on a boat ride through the Homosassa river to the Gulf to scallop!

  5. Andrea at Opulent Cottage Says:

    Great video! I’m off to sign the petition right now. I lived in Naples, FL for 5 years and know how damaging this type of catastrophe can be to the wildlife, and to a local economy.

  6. Pat Says:

    Great idea! I’ll sign the petition! I’ve visited the gulf coast many times and I’m heartbroken by this disaster.

    Your shrimp recipe sounds delicious!

  7. Sandy Says:

    As a Mom and one who lives only 5 miles from Clearwater Beach, right on the Gulf coast, I’m proud to say my Lt. Son, USCG is working hard to coordinate the many men and women working on the very difficult job of “Clean up” in LA… he is out on the vessels each day as an inspector, directing thousands….
    Very important post!

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