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Southern Louisiana–style dinner menu

A quick and delicious Southern soirée that comes together in under an hour.

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Fried green tomato salad. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Summer brings along lots of juicy tomatoes, vibrant mint and pints of berries. Make the most of it by throwing a quick and delicious Louisiana-style soirée that comes together in under an hour. (Follow our prep plan below.)

Roberto Caruso

Mint juleps. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

 

 

Cocktail
Mint julep
This iconic Southern drink pairs perfectly with the sweet and spicy Creole flavours of your main.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fried-green tomato salad recipePhoto by Roberto Caruso

Fried-green tomato salad. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

 

Starter
Fried-green-tomato salad
Panko-crusted green tomato stacked with sweet red tomato and mixed salad greens makes one impressive appy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexy Creole scallop recipePhoto by Roberto Caruso

Sexy Creole scallops. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

 

Main
Sexy Creole scallops
A delicious gumbo-inspired dish with golden, pan-fried sea scallops in a tomato, onion and garlic sauce. You’ll love the aromatic flavours of this entrée, perfect for a midsummer’s night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berry bliss pudding recipePhoto by Roberto Caruso

Berry bliss pudding. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

 

Dessert
Berry bliss pudding
Packed with delicious blueberries, this dessert can be made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight until ready to serve. Garnish with blackberries.

 

 

 

 

 

Prep plan:

6:00 Prepare mint julep. Refrigerate.
6:05 Make berry pudding. Refrigerate.
6:25 Start rice. Prep salad dressing. Grate tomatoes for scallop dish. Slice tomatoes for salad.
6:35 Cook scallops. Keep warm.
6:40 Start Creole sauce
6:50 Fry green tomatoes
7:00 Stack tomatoes with greens

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