Homemade Tater Tots Recipe

Who doesn’t love some tater tots to go with a delicious fried seafood dish? In this Homemade Tater Tots Recipe article we have a quick and easy way to get one of your favorite side dishes on the table for your family to enjoy. Also check out the video included near the links at the bottom. Try pairing this with the #4 choice, Pan Fried Tilapia, in our article 5 Easy Seafood Dish Recipes. Make sure to keep checking back for great seafood dishes and what to pair them with.


Homemade Tater Tots Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market

Homemade Tater Tots Recipe-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Homemade Tater Tots Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market


Makes: 4 to 6 servings


What You Will Need:

Three pounds of rinsed and peeled russet potatoes  (cut into 1? pieces)

One and three-quarters Tbsp of powdered gelatin

Four Tbsp of flour

Half tsp of ground coriander

Salt to taste

Peanut or canola oil (to fry with)

Four cups of water


What To Do:

First, put your oven rack in the center of your oven and heat your oven to 250º F. Then place your potatoes and four cups water into a food processor; pulse it until the potatoes are cut into roughly one-eighth inch pieces. Drain your potatoes and rinse. Make sure to shake the strainer to get out as much water as you can. Put the potatoes in a tea towel (make sure to chop any potato pieces that are too large), cover the potatoes with another towel. Then roll up the towels tightly to rid any remaining moisture.


Secondly, arrange your potatoes to where they are spaced out evenly on two rimmed baking sheets. Then, sprinkle the gelatin evenly over all the potatoes. Bake them (rotating the baking sheets once) until the gelatin melts. This should take about five minutes. Put your potatoes in a large bowl, making sure to use a rubber spatula, mix them well to distribute the gelatin. Now mix in the flour and coriander. Season lightly with salt. Get a large piece of plastic wrap and put it on a work surface that is slightly wet (water helps keep the plastic in place) with the short end facing you. Then put a quarter of the potato mix on the plastic wrap about six inches from you, and shape it into a log about twelve inches long and an inch thick. Lift the end of the plastic wrap closest to you and bring it over the log, use a ruler to compress the roll as you wrap the log. Now roll up the potato log and set it aside. Repeat with the rest of the mixture; transfer logs to your freezer until they are firm but not frozen.


Thirdly, pour your oil into a five quart dutch oven to where it is about two inches in depth. Heat it over a med-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 275º F. Next, slice through the plastic to get one inch by three-quarter inch tater tots. Toss the plastic wrap. Working in batches, you will need to add the tater tots to the oil and cook them, turning occasionally, until they are light brown. This should take about three minutes. Then, using a slotted spoon, transfer your potatoes to a rack that you set inside a baking sheet and let chill in the freezer for about twenty minutes.


Lastly, up the oil temperature to 350º F. Working in batches again, add your potatoes and cook, turning occasionally again, until they are browned and crisp. this should take about two minutes. Transfer them to paper towels to drain the oil and season them with salt. Serve hot and enjoy!






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Originally posted 2020-02-26 12:23:26.

Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe

Here is an article putting a spotlight towards the ongoing Mardi Gras season. Here you will find an Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe to help you celebrate. This is a great dessert to pair with any seafood dish, try pairing it with our Cooking Crawfish For The First Time to give your whole meal that good old Louisiana flavor that everyone loves. Make sure to keep checking back for great dessert and other recipes.


Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market


Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Knots Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market



What You Will Need:

One loaf of refrigerated french bread dough

Three tablespoons of softened butter

One quarter cup of sugar

One tablespoon of cinnamon

One cup of some powdered sugar

Four teaspoons of milk*

Half teaspoon of vanilla

Colored sugar**


How To Bake It:

First you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, unroll your french bread dough into the shape of a large rectangle. It should come out to be about about sixteen by twelve inches. Brush over the dough lightly with some softened butter. Then mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Take your cinnamon and sugar mixture and  sprinkle it over butter.  Now cut your dough in half (lengthwise) and then cut it crosswise into some strips that should be about one and a quarter inches wide. Twist two of the stips together. You will need to tie each strip loosely into a nice knot, stretching it gently if you need to, and then place it on a baking sheet. Make sure to space them about two inches apart. Then, bake them for about twenty-five to twenty-eight minutes. Let cool. While they cool,  mix together your vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk. Now dip each knot into the icing mixture and then sprinkle on your colored sugar. Then simply serve and enjoy!



* You may choose to use more milk to get the desired consistency.

** Purple, Yellow and Green are the typical colors for the sugar used on a Mardi Gras king cake, but you may used whatever colors you prefer.






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Originally posted 2020-02-18 20:48:59.

What Are Some Good Seafood Pasta Recipes?

A delicious pasta dish is a good idea no matter the season. When you choose to add seafood to that mix, well then you have something to talk about! The answer to the question “What Are Some Good Seafood Pasta Recipes?” is contained in this article. Here are a few seafood pasta recipes spotlighted in this article for you to try. Make sure to stop back on a regular basis to get more popular recipes for your favorite seafood dishes.



What Are Some Good Seafood Pasta Recipes?-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market


This article is in response to the comment “my momma be loving that seafood pasta ya dig? so I’m trying to make a dish for her cause she keeps bugging me. anyone know some seafood pasta recipes that will make Emeril look like Martha Stewart?”


Macaroni Shrimp Salad


Macaroni Shrimp Salad-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Macaroni Shrimp Salad-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market


What You Will Need:

1 pound short macaroni — salad type
1 cup sweet pickle relish — well drained
3/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 can chopped pimiento — drained (2 oz.)
1 can sliced mushrooms — drained (4 oz.)
1/2 pound tiny salad shrimp — cooked (about 1
— cup)
1 1/2 cups salad dressing of your choice — up to 2




What To Do:

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water 10 to 12 minutes until barely tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

Combine with remaining ingredients.

Add dressing and stir to blend.

Chill well before serving.

Seafood Pasta Salad


Seafood Pasta Salad-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Seafood Pasta Salad-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market
What You Will Need:

2 cups pasta — tri-colored spiral
1 cup shrimp — cooked
1/3 cup green pepper — diced
1/4 cup carrots — sliced
1/2 cup zucchini — sliced
1/3 cup white wine worcestershire
1/3 cup mayonnaise

salt and pepper to taste

What To Do:

* cook pasta according to package directions
* 1 can (6 1/2oz.) tuna, drained and flaked can be used for shrimp.
** Lea & Perrins White Wine Worcestershire Sauce.

In a mixing bowl, combine pasta, shrimp or tuna, bell pepper, carrots and zucchini. Add Worcestershire, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and toss lightly to combine. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.


Crabmeat Pasta Salad


Crabmeat Pasta Salad-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Crabmeat Pasta Salad-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market



What You Will Need:

12 oz Spiral pasta
2 Green onions, chopped fine
1 Celery, chopped fine
1/4 cup Bell pepper, chopped fine
2 or 3 oz Pimento, drained and diced
1 lb Lump crabmeat
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
dash Tabasco
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salad dressing as needed
Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning to taste




What To Do:

Prepare pasta according to instructions and set aside until cool. Add next eight ingredients to cooled pasta and toss. Add salad dressing of choice (Caesar, Golden Caesar, Italian, etc.) and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning as desired.
Note: Mushroom, artichoke hearts, red onion, etc. can be added as desired. Shrimp maybe substituted for or used along with crabmeat.

EatingWell.com-Healthy Seafood Pasta Recipes

BettyCrocker.com-Creamy Seafood Pasta

FoodNetwork.com-Gina’s Seafood Passion Pasta

FoodAndWine.com-Seafood Pasta With Tuscan Hot Oil



Originally posted 2020-02-16 12:28:21.

How to Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning

 While mainly a huge hit in the south, the use of crab boil is growing in popularity. Crab boil is available for purchase all of the United States, but oddly enough not anywhere else in the world. Here is an article to reference if you’re looking to bring some Louisiana flavor into your own home. Also included is an instructional video and helpful reference links. Make sure to keep checking back here at Big Daddy’s Seafood Market for more useful seafood recipes.


How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market



How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market





There are just some things in Louisiana that are considered staples in ones kitchen and a good crab boil is one of them! While you can purchase different crab boils from grocery stores, it is usually cheaper (and better, in my opinion) to make your own. It usually comes in the form of a little pack of spices that you would just throw into the water that you’ll boil your seafood in and makes it spicy and delicious! Just a tip though, make sure you don’t lean in too close with your face and breathe in, or you’ll get into a sneezing tizzy! This boil works with really any type of shellfish.



What you need:

Four Tbsp of yellow mustard seeds

Three Tbsp of coriander seeds

Two Tbsp of whole allspice

Two Tbsp of dill seeds

One Tbsp of whole cloves

One Tbsp of crushed red pepper

Eight bay leaves

Salt and cayenne pepper (or liquid hot sauce)


What To Do:

You’ll want to combine all of your dry ingredients well. Then place then in a square of muslin or cheesecloth and tie it securely with a string. Add your salt and cayenne (or the hot sauce) to your water to taste, then bring it to a boil. Once water is boiling, put in your bag of seasoning and boil it for several minutes. You’ll want to do this until the boiling liquid is seasoned and has a tint to it. Lastly you’ll add  the vegetables or shellfish (or both) and cook until it’s done.

* This makes enough crab boil seasoning for 5lbs of seafood.

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Originally posted 2020-02-13 09:22:00.

Bruschetta On The Grill Recipe

Even though school is getting ready to start, warm weather and BBQ’s are still in full swing. Here is an article for a delicious “Bruschetta On The Grill Recipe”. This recipe take the bruschetta a bit further with it’s amazing Dijon mustard and mayo spread that your family and friends are sure to love on its own or with your favorite seafood. Also included are some helpful links and a video on how to add some great seafood to this recipe! Don’t forget to keep checking back for more updates and recipes!




Bruschetta On the Grill Recipe – Big Daddy’s Seafood Market



Prep: Fifteen minutes + chilling (Thirty minutes)
Grill: Five minutes
Makes: Eight to Ten servings



Bruschetta On the Grill Recipe - Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Bruschetta On the Grill Recipe – Big Daddy’s Seafood Market


 What You Will Need:

Six seeded and chopped plum tomatoes
One cup of freshly chopped celery
One quarter cup of freshly minced basil
Three Tbsp of balsamic vinegar
Three Tbsp of olive oil
Three Tbsp of Dijon mustard
Two freshly minced garlic cloves
One half tsp of salt

What You Will Need For The Mayo Spread:

One half cup of mayonnaise
One quarter cup of Dijon mustard
One Tbsp of finely chopped green onion
One minced garlic clove
Three quarters tsp of dried oregano
One lb of cut French bread (half inch slices)


How To Prepare:

First you will need a large bowl. In that bowl you will combine the plum tomatoes, chopped celery, the two minced garlic cloves, minced basil, vinegar, three Tbsp of Dijon mustard, olive oil and salt. Then cover and refrigerate your mixture for at least thirty minutes. While that chills we will make the mayo spread. For this you will need a small bowl to mix the mustard, mayo, garlic, onion, and oregano. Mix together well and set it aside.
Next you will ned to grill your bread slices over a medium-low heat and uncovered for just one to two minutes. They should be lightly toasted. Turn over your bread and spread the mayo mixture on them. Grill the bread for an additional one to two minutes. The bottoms of bread the bread should be nice and toasted. Next drain your tomato mixture and spoon it over the tops of the bread. Serve and enjoy!


Here is a how-to video for adding shrimp to the recipe:






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Originally posted 2020-02-11 12:59:18.

Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

 This article features an Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe. This dessert is great for a family get together and would be perfect for the Fourth of July. Included links to similar recipes, as well as an instructional video with a slow cooker version. Make sure to keep checking back for more great dessert recipes.



Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market


Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
Easy Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market



TOTAL TIME: Eighty mins

YEILDS: Twelve to Fourteen servings


What You Need:

Three cups of some old-fashioned oats

Two cups of some all-purpose flour

One and a half packed cups of brown sugar

One tsp of ground cinnamon

One cup of cold cubed butter

Eight cups of thinly sliced peeled tart apples

One pack (Fourteen ounces) of halved caramels

One cup of divided apple cider


How To Make:

First you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then take your large bowl and combine the flour, oats, cinnamon and your brown sugar. Now cut in your butter until crumbly, then press half of the mixture in to a greased thirteen by nine inch baking dish. Layer with a mixture of half your apples, one cup of the oat mixture and caramels. Continue to repeat those layers. Then pour a half cup of cider over the top.

Bake everything for fourty minutes at 350 degrees F (make sure to keep it uncovered). Then you will need to uncover and drizzle the remaining cider on top. Return it to the over to bake for an additional twenty to twenty-five minutes longer, until the apples get tender. Serve warm and enjoy!


*Also pairs great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Here is also a video showing an Apple Crisp Recipe that is done in a slow cooker:

FoodNetwork.com-Old-fashioned Apple Crisp

BettyCrocker.com-Apple Crisp

Food.com-1-2-3 Apple Crisp




Originally posted 2020-02-10 12:22:38.

Pasta Primavera With Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

When choosing a dish, most people may know what type of seafood they want to use, but are not sure about what to pair it with. Here is a recipe for Pasta Primavera With Creamy Cauliflower Sauce that can go perfectly with almost any type of seafood. If you missed our previous article on the Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe you can find it here, and also linked below. Also included are links with other spins on this recipe, as well as a how-to video. Make sure to keep checking back for more great ideas on what to pair your seafood with.

Pasta Primavera With Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta Primavera With Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
Pasta Primavera With Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

What You Will Need:

One lb of long noodle pasta
Three Tablespoons of unsalted butter
One finely diced onion
Two finely chopped cloves of garlic
Two-Four cups frozen/fresh veggies (corn, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, peas, bell pepper, ect.)
One cup of creamy cauliflower sauce
One half cup of shredded white cheese
Three-Six fresh basil leaves, or One Tablespoon dried
salt and pepper

**Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe**


How To Make:

First you will need to cook the noodles as directed on the package. While the noodles are cooking, melt your butter in a large skillet on a medium heat. Once the butter is melted you will add in the diced onion and chopped garlic. Cook these on a low heat until your garlic turns light brown and the onions are slightly translucent. Then add in your vegetables, including broccoli stems (if using), except florets, and cook them all until they are soft. Next comes the creamy cauliflower sauce and your shredded cheese. Stir these until the cheese melts. Add some water from the noodles (quarter cup at a time) as desired to thin your sauce. Keep it on low until your noodles are finished. When your noodles are done you will toss them with the sauce, fresh basil and florets in your skillet. Toss to coat the pasta well. Season everything with salt and pepper to taste and serve it hot with your shredded cheese. Enjoy!







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TasteofHome.com-Chicken Pasta Primavera Recipe




Originally posted 2020-02-10 06:17:33.

Super Bowl Party Recipe: Clams Casino Appetizers

Football season is not that far away and this is a recipe that many use for game day fare. Also included are other links to clam recipes below. Make sure to keep checking back for more great football season appetizers.

If you are looking for a simple dish for game day any time of the year here it is.


Super Bowl Party Recipe: Clams Casino Appetizers



Super Bowl Party Recipe: Clams Casino Appetizers
Super Bowl Party Recipe: Clams Casino Appetizers



What You Will Need:

twelve clams medium-sized little neck clams are best
One tablespoon of unsalted butter
Two strips of center-cut bacon simply slice each into six pieces of equal size
Two tablespoons of finely diced pieces if red bell pepper
Two garlic cloves mince them into fine pieces
One quarter cup of plain breadcrumbs
One tablespoon of Parmesan that is finely grated
freshly ground black pepper
Just a pinch of salt
chopped flat leaf parsley
Some lemon wedges
Use rock salt to taste

Clams Casino is a classic appetizer for those special holiday parties, football games or any other time you want to use an easy recipe that impress your guests. Clams casino is one of the easiest clam recipes to make ever. Anytime you have bacon and butter in the same recipe, it can’t taste bad! Whether you prepare them ahead of time or at game time it is easy.
Makes 12 Clams Casino
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

What To Do:

Heat the butter in a skillet using medium heat. Next add the bacon and then saute the bacon until it is cooked. Do not cook the bacon until it is crisp. Next take a slotted spoon and transfer the cooked bacon onto a plate and set aside.

Now add your red pepper into your bacon drippings that are in the skillet. Cook the red peppers for two minutes. Now add the garlic and allow to cook for one additional minute. Remove from the heat and then add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and salt and stir. Set this mixture aside for now.

Next pour about two inches of clean water into a Dutch oven, or other type of heavy pot that has a tight-fitting lid. Now bring the water to a rapid boil using high heat. Now add your clams, put on the cover, and then cook for around five minutes, or at least until the shells open up. It is very important to remove as well as drain the clams when they open. When the clams are cool enough to handle you can proceed.

Now twist and then pull the clam shells apart, and then remove the clams. Next place the clams back inside the deeper of the two shell halves. Spread the rock salt on a heatproof baking dish, and set the clams on top of the salt, pressing in slightly.

Divide the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top of each clam shell, and top with one piece of bacon. Broil on high, about 8 inches from the heat, until the tops are browned and the edges of the bacon are crisp. Sprinkle on the fresh parsley, and serve hot with lemon wedges.

Duration : 0:3:16


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Originally posted 2020-02-04 10:39:29.

Easy Louisiana Style Corn and Crawfish Bisque

Here is a delicious Louisiana favorite to try! Your family is sure to love this Easy Louisiana Style Corn and Crawfish Bisque Recipe! With just a handful of ingredients and a little time, you will have a tasty Cajun meal on your table! Make sure to keep checking back for more Louisiana inspired recipes!


Easy Louisiana Style Corn and Crawfish Bisque



Here in Louisiana food isn’t just something we eat, it is a way of life. Most of our get togethers here are centered around food. A popular Cajun dish is corn and crawfish bisque. Now this can be served in two ways, either a Roux based or a Cream based. I personally like my bisque with a cream base so that’s the recipe I’ll use for this article. Give this recipe a try, and then leave me a comment telling me how it came out!

Easy Louisiana Style Corn and Crawfish Bisque


What You’ll Need:

1 stick of Butter

2 Tbsp of Flour

1 lb of peeled Crawfish

1 med chopped Onion

2 (15oz) cans of Sweet Cream Corn

1 (15oz) can of Sweet Corn

1 cup of chopped Green Onions

1 qt of Heavy Cream

1 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 cup of Cooking Sherry

Season to taste with your favorite Cajun Seasoning


What You’ll Do:

In a large pot you’ll need to melt your butter over a med high heat. Then you will add all of your onions and sauté them until tender. Should take about 5-6 mins. Next, add the flour and stir everything for about 5 mins or so to create a roux, then season to taste. Add the ½ tsp of Worcestershire sauce next. Now it is time to put in the crawfish, corn, cream corn, heavy cream and sherry. Bring this mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce your heat to a low-med heat and continue cooking for about 40mins. The just serve and enjoy!


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Originally posted 2019-12-29 19:53:39.

Brown Sugar Stuffed Apples Recipe

Here is an article for a great fall dessert. If you are looking for that perfect fall treat then this Brown Sugar Stuffed Apples Recipe is what you need. Your family and friends are sure to love that fall blend of brown sugar, oats and apples. Keep checking back for more delectable fall dessert recipes.




Brown Sugar Stuffed Apples Recipe



Brown Sugar Stuffed Apples Recipe
Brown Sugar Stuffed Apples Recipe




What You Will Need:


Three-quarters cup of oats

Three-quarters cup of flour

Two-thirds cup of packed light brown sugar

One tsp of ground cinnamon

One-half tsp of ground ginger

Pinch of kosher salt

One stick of diced cold unsalted butter

Four Braeburn or Fuji apples

Four tsp of honey



What To Do:

First, get a bowl and combine all of your dry ingredients and the diced butter. Now, rub your mixture quickly between your finger tips until small moist clumps are formed in a loose and sandy mixture. Refrigerate your mixture while preparing your apples.

Then, preheat your oven to Three-hundred Fifty degrees. Get your apples and cut off a small layer from the bottom of each apple to make a flat, stable bottom surface. Take a small paring knife and cut a cylindrical shaped cone out the top of the apple, moving about 1-inch outside of the core. Think in the manner of removing the top of a pumpkin when carving a Jack O’Lantern. Remove the apple top and discard. Using a melon baller or a teaspoon, scoop the remaining core and seeds. Make sure not to puncture the base of the apple.

Place your apples on to a baking sheet or pie dish and fill each with your teaspoon of honey. Spoon in the mixture, packing lightly until it is heaped and overflowing over the sides of your apples.

Place the apples on the top or middle rack, and let bake for forty minutes or until your filling is golden brown and the tip of a paring knife can be inserted into the side of the apple with little or no resistance. Let your apples sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!




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allrecipes.com-Baked Apples

mccormick.com-Baked Apples with Brown Sugar and Raisins Recipe







Originally posted 2019-12-22 09:56:38.