I have a prediction for you. For the foreseeable future, all of my Dinner For Two recipes will be inspired by the meals we had on our honeymoon.
On our honeymoon, we visited: New Orleans, Birmingham, Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. The food of New Orleans sticks out in my mind the most. This is probably because after one heck of a wedding day on Saturday and then an 8-hour drive to New Orleans on Sunday, you work up quite an appetite. New Orleans was where we first relaxed and ‘let it all go.’ We dropped our suitcases, and promptly headed downstairs to the Carousel bar. (We stayed at the Monteleone on Royal). We fueled up on Sazeracs, and headed out to the streets hungry.
I didn’t plan too many of our New Orleans meals ahead of time, because I knew that almost everything would be delicious. It turns out, we didn’t have a bad po’ boy in that town. We also learned that not all po’ boys are fried. Our favorites contained seafood sauteed in a garlic butter sauce. Some also contain nothing but gravy and french fries, but holy waist line, you’ve got to stay away from those.
These buttery shrimp sandwiches are the perfect weekend lunch. The spicy Creole mayonnaise is addictive.