Slumbo Gumbo

Let’s Celebrate our Journey with some good ole’ Slumbo Gumbo…by Sunny Anderson
slumbo gumboIngredients
5 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon file gumbo powder, plus extra for garnish
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 (4.5-ounce) can tomato paste
5 cups seafood stock (or 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice)
1 pound haddock, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 pound shrimp, shells removed, deveined
12 oysters
1 1/2 cups lump crabmeat, picked over
2 tablespoons hot sauce
4 cups cooked rice (brown)
Heat butter and oil in a 6 to 7-quart stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, pepper, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until softened and slightly caramelized. Add gumbo powder, bay leaf, cayenne, paprika, salt, thyme, oregano and pepper and continue cooking, another minute. Add tomato paste and cook until it browns, another 4 minutes. Add seafood stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Right before serving, add haddock and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, then add remaining seafood. Cook another 5 minutes. Add hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve over rice and sprinkle with file powder.

Friday Foodie Fair

I had to share my Friday Foodie Fair…every week I try different Foodie place and I share with all of you on my blog…Hope you like it and hope it helps you plan what to eat on weekends!!!!

Rockin Baja Lobster Newport….rockin baja lobster

Rockin’ Baja is a full service and fun Mexican-Seafood restaurant that offers uniquely prepared Baja style seafood presented in rustic steel buckets. We created a diverse menu filled with exceptionally great, finger lickin’ good fun food delivered fresh to your table daily. Kick back, drink an ice cold beer or margarita, enjoy a shot of tequila and experience all the good times that are Rockin’ Baja.
As my date and I pulled up to  the restaurant we noticed that there was a crowd of people waiting so we decided to place our names on the wait list and grab a seat at the bar. Now the bar is real small and it was crowded as well I got a seat but my date stood until another couple was taken to their table. As we waited for our table we order drinks and an appetizer, which were the steam mussels, which were the best ever along with my do delicious margarita.  While we waited for our mussels to come out we had chips and salsa, that were given to us for free, they brought three types of salsa to the table red, green and mango. I preferred the red and green, I could not stop eating the chips and salsa, and my date preferred the mango. As we finished our appetizer our waitress came and took us to our table and then we order our entree, the Big Baja Bucket for two it had lobster, steak and chicken and shrimp enough for two with rice and beans. For two people at a seafood restaurant our bill was $80.00. What a great price for all that we ate and my date dranked, considering I only had one margarita…LOL!!!!
Rocking Baja Lobster….2104 W Oceanfront Newport Beach, CA92663