What’s on Your Plate? Blog Challenge
My talented blog friend, Donna of Retirement Reflections, has teamed up with Deb of Widow Badass to invite all of us to a monthly virtual dinner party. The goal is to spread meal inspirations and share dishes that we have recently enjoyed. Breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, dining in, dining out… all ideas are welcome!
While wintering on Hilton Head Island, A Lowcountry Backyard became my husband Matt and my favorite restaurant for true southern comfort food. The Shrimp and Wild Mushroom Cobbler tasted as good as it sounded—earthy, sweet, and the true taste of briny fresh shrimp. Since returning home to New York, I have been keeping an eye out for a bargain on dried mushrooms. Costco came through.
I could not find a recipe that had the mushrooms, a cobblery topping, and shrimp. Eventually, I “cobbled” two attempts that were close. The dried mushrooms needed to soak in warm water for at least two hours and then coarsely chopped. Heavy cream produced a smoother rue than low fat milk. Cheddar cheese in the biscuit mix was savorier than the parmesan. Since the shrimp did not come out of the sea hours before I brought them home, as the shrimp in A Lowcountry Backyard, I had to dress up my frozen cup and half of crustaceans with salt and chili lime seasoning. They were tossed in the cooked down mushroom mix, gently stirred until they started to turn pink. I dropped the biscuit dough on top of everything and popped the skillet into a 350℉ oven until the top browned.
Both tries were tasty, but not as extraordinary as our memory claimed. I will have to wait to visit my kids and grandkids on Hilton Head Island to enjoy the authentic cobbler and perhaps pry out the recipe.
Please click over to Deb’s (The Widow Badass) and Donna’s (Retirement Reflections) blogs for their new What’s on Your Plate? monthly dinner (or breakfast, lunch, or midnight snack) party. Check out the various meal inspirations found there and share one of your own.
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