Nov 30, 2009

Tired of turkey? Try this recipe for Shrimp Remoulade from Galatoire's in New Orleans.

There's a wonderful recipe for Shrimp Remoulade that's the perfect change from all the turkey and ham we've been eating over the Thanksgiving holidays.

Galatoire's Shrimp Remoulade

1 bunch celery
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch parsley
1/2 large yellow onion
1 cup ketchup
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup Creole mustard
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons horseradish, prepared
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 ounces paprika
Jumbo shrimp, boiled and peeled

Place celery, green onions, parsley, and onion in a food processor and mince. Add ketchup, tomato puree, mustard, red wine vinegar, horseradish, Worcestershire, and oil to the vegetables. Mix all ingredients in the food processor, adding paprika last. Allow the sauce to stand refrigerated 6 to 8 hours and taste again before serving. Adjust horseradish, if necessary. Evenly coat shrimp with sauce in mixing bowl, and serve on a bed of lettuce. Serves 12.

This recipe is from our book Louisiana's Best Restaurant Recipes. Go to my free recipe page for a printable copy of the recipe. Enjoy!

Nov 23, 2009

Time to get thawing!

Today's the day to start thawing your frozen turkey for Thanksgiving. The standard thawing time (in the refrigerator) is one day for every 4 pounds of turkey. That means you'll need 3 days for the average 12-pound bird. That's today!

Place the unopened turkey on a pan -- to catch any juices -- in your refrigerator breast side up.

The people from Butterball can give you some other tips for handling and preparing a frozen turkey if you need to thaw it more quicly.

You can go to the free recipe page on our website if you'd like a great, traditional recipe for roast turkey.

Nov 20, 2009

Recipe Hall of Fame Quick & Easy Cookbook: a nice review

I was browsing around yesterday and happened upon this review by the blogger "Pork Steak". It was one of our books! It's always so enjoyable to get to hear from our readers and see which recipes they like and how they work for them.

She had used the Recipe Hall of Fame Quick and Easy Cookbook to prepare Chili Soup, Easy Brown Rice, Beef Stew, a Baked Rice dish. Thank you, Pork Steak, for your nice comments.

Click here if you'd like to read the review .

Nov 10, 2009

Quail Ridge Press Hurt Book Sale 8 am until 8 pm, Nov 12th & 13th

All of us at Quail Ridge Press are hurrying around getting set up for the big sale we have this Thursday and Friday. We've literally got thousands of 'hurt books' that we'll be offering garage-sale-style during this week's Warehouse Sale.

We only do this once a year: we clean out and make room for the new books we'll have coming in. It's a lot of fun and it's one of the few times of year we get to meet and talk to so many of our readers!

If you're close to the Jackson, MS area, plan to come by and browse through our many long tables of books. We're dropping the prices as much as 90% on some books and there will be a whole table of $1.00 books.

We'll be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on both Thursday (Nov. 12th) and Friday (Nov. 13th)

On our website, we've put up a map to Quail Ridge Press that you can print off and bring with you.
And if you need more
information, just check out our Warehouse Sale page.

Hope to see you there!

Here's a look at what we consider a hurt book. There are no major flaws and no pages missing. Usually it's just a little scuff or scratch that keeps it from being considered brand new.

Barbara will be appearing on WLBT's Midday Mississippi at 12:30 p.m. this Wednesday, November 11th to spread the word about our Hurt Book Warehouse Sale.