Fish

  • Stuffed jalapeños are a favorite appetizer around here—big surprise, we know. Try our latest version with a zesty lump crab filling. Yield 4–6 servings Zest Factor Medium Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup jumbo lump crab...

  • Ahoy, matey! These steaks will have you talking like a pirate for sure, arrr. The complex dry seasoning blends so well with the lemony zestiness that has a big front-forward bite from the 7 Pot peppers. This one might just make you walk the plank,...

  • We’re using regular ole elbow macaroni, but our cheese sauce actually contains a hidden healthy ingredient: butternut squash. And as a bonus, because we love you, we’re adding decadent lobster. YIELD 6–8 servings ZEST FACTOR medium PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK TIME 25 minutes 1...

  • The classic lasagna we all know and love gets a complete Cajun makeover. YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 30–40 minutes 12 lasagna noodles 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup cottage cheese 1 (16-ounce) jar étoufée sauce...

  • The trick to these is to parcook the potatoes and corn for a little first, and then add the shrimp so they don’t overcook. A good dose of Cajun seasoning and some crab boil liquid kicks things up quite a bit! YIELD 4 servings ZEST...

  • These fancy, special-occasion nachos are more like hors d’oeuvres. Although they require a few components and some assembly, the end result makes the extra work more than worth it! YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 30 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes For the...

  • These fun appetizers are a take on an old favorite: jalapeño poppers. YIELD 6–8 servings PREP TIME 25 minutes ZEST FACTOR Medium COOK TIME 7 minutes 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 5 jalapeños, seeded and diced 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon...

  • This tasty, two-bite app is a quick and easy way to get your barbecue bash going as the brisket and ribs are being smoked. While we like our guacamole chunky, feel free to lightly mash the avocados before incorporating other ingredients. Any extra can be...

  • Forget sweet crepes—we’re going savory and zesty. If you’re a fan of lox and bagels, you’re going to love this combo. YIELD about 12 crepes ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 30 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes For the crepes: 1 cup flour 3 eggs 1½...

  • Boxed macaroni and cheese has evolved into its own food category; just take a look at the many options lining grocery store shelves. Here, we opted for a box of white cheddar with garlic and herbs, but any will do. YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR...