Frozen Hot Fudge and Peanut Butter Swirled Pretzel Macarons.
Let me tell ya all little something about how I develop recipes.
I am not going to lie, sometimes I can stare blankly at my computer screen for hours, even the entire day and not come up with anything good enough to share with you guys. But then, sometimes out of nowhere, I will get an idea. Then I will build on that idea.
And that’s great and all, BUT my favorite is when I get the full name of the recipe to somehow come to me. That’s when it gets good.
I know it is kind of odd, but sometimes I get titles of recipes to form in my head and then I build the recipe from there. That is what happened here with this salad. I was thinking about how I had yet to make a Po Boy sandwich and I was like “Oh what about a Cajun Shrimp ‘n’ Chips Po Boy Salad with Avocado Tartar Sauce”. Really, those where my thoughts, and I kind of loved the way the name sounded, so I went with it.
No over thinking, researching or playing the back and fourth game in my head. I just made it because it sounded gooood.
And that’s the little story of how this recipe was born.
Now, let me just let out my anger for a super quick second about the snow around here. The snow and the FREEZING temps. It’s white, not springy in anyway and I really just want the sun. Colorado got punched with a snow storm today and I am dreaming of my Florida vacation and wishing I could extend it to be a whole three months. Starting now.
And now I am done. Complaining over.
It is funny though, you would think with this horrible weather I would be craving warm comfort food, but really all I can think about is summer food, tropical coconut and ice cream. Totally weird. Ah huh.
But hey, would you guys mind if I started throwing out all the summer recipe soon?? It’s really all I can think about and oh my gosh, Memorial Day is two weeks from today. Like not today and not next Monday, but the next Monday! Yay ya!!
Plus, we all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer!
Anyway, back to today and this salad. It’s a good mix of spring and summer and it’s also just plain good. Heavy on the southern flavors with a big ol’ cajun kick. And the chips? Well, I actually think they’re British, but I think they may do them in the south too? Not sure, but I do I love a big ol’ salad.
And you gotta love the cajun kick.
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Because it totally kicks Monday where Monday needs to be kicked – out the door.
Hahahha I made this in the middle of winter. The flavours in this dish (or rather, assembly of dishes), were fantastic. It was time-consuming, especially since I had to make my own spice blends, but well worth it. The avocado tartare is incredible.
Thank you so much Angela! I am so glad you loved this!
I’m here to say this doesn’t just look and sound good, it IS GOOD! This was one of my favorite dinners I made last week. It certainly took a little time to get everything together, but it was well worth it, and I loved every part. Can’t wait to make it again!
YA!! Thank you so much! I am so excited you loved this! 🙂
Wishing I had this for lunch right now.
I’m ’bout to put that avocado tarter sauce on ‘erythag!
Ha, you’re thoughts sound like mine, but I think in dessert only. Dinner it’s more like….chicken? broccoli? which is why I need you!
Hehe! Thanks Dorothy!
I just love your photos! Like, always!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
Ya know, some days the photos don’t flow, and the screen just sits there staring and judging us – unblinkingly. But girl – you struck gold with this one!!
Your avocado tarter sauce is genius! I can’t wait to make it and put it on everything! I love your method of coming up with recipes. However you come up with them they all happen to look delicious 🙂
Thanks so much!
Love the Cajun twist and literally everything about this salad!
Thanks so very much, Meredith!!
ALWAYS love a cajun kick and crunchy shirmp. Love the recipe and love the name!