All posts tagged: american food

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market

Gainesville,  Georgia – a simple little town that surely had seen better days. From small, dusty business buildings to the tiny mechanic shops that has lost its gloss and glamour,  this must be District 12 from Hunger Games. But, even the darkest coal mine has its shiny treasure. Tucked in the middle of Gainesville is Atlanta Highway Seafood Market,  directly off of its namesake street. As you step into this seafood joint, immediately you are faced with stocks of fish, shrimps,  clams,  and other salt and fresh water creatures that may or may not be recognizable to the common diner.  This is the fresh catch of the day.        At the register,  you are instantly greeted with the friendliest staff members.  You can choose from the fresh seafood selection or the extensive menu of prepared dishes. Owner and head chef, Louisiana native Phuong Le,  has perfected the large variety of recipes and left even the Creole food capital, New Orleans, green with envy. First and foremost,  have a cup of gumbo.  The authentic, iconic dish is a …

Country Captain

I was first introduced to Country Captain from a Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode from The Food Network. Flay went head to head(s) with the charming, dorky, Lee brothers, Ted and Matt Lee. A few Google searches and one Amazon purchase of their  book, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, later,  Country Captain is now a frequent dish in our kitchen. Chicken thighs are lightly browned in bacon fat, then bake in tomato sauce with bell peppers, onion, currants, and a mix of curry and garam masala, served over steamed rice. This delicious dish is easy to make, and tastes even better the next day as leftover. This James Beard award-winning cook book, by the way, is a must have for your book collection. Recipe courtesy of the Lee Brothers and Food Network. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning 1/4 pound slab bacon or fatty country …