Alto Rooftop Garden and Grill, Ace Hotel New Orleans.
Spicy Crawfish and Shrimp Tacos.
So. We loveeeeeeeeee tacos, and outside of swimming pools, sangrias and suntan lotion, tacos are one of the best ways to cool down during the summer time. We've tried all kinds of taco recipes from fried fish, to oysters, and even meatballs!!!!! So this time, we decided to turn up the heat and cool down with these amazing spicy crawfish and shrimp tacos. We marinated crawfish tails in sriracha sauce, and grilled our big juicy shrimp in a spicy garlic sauce to make something truly special. Check it out!
(makes about 8 tacos)
8 flour tortillas
1 chopped whole tomato
2 pounds of peeled gulf shrimp
2 pounds crawfish tails
3 Tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons of chopped green onion.
1 tablespoons of salt
1 Tablespoon of ground black pepper
3 teaspoons of chilli powder
3 fresh chopped habanero peppers
1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons ranch dressing
1 tablespoon of mashed avocado
Fresh coleslaw/ cabbage mix
2 fresh jalapenos
2 tablespoons of canola oil
Place crawfish tails in a small bowl and add sriracha and set to the side.
Place oil into large sauce pan and add shrimp.
Add Salt, Chili Powder, Black Pepper and habanero peppers.
Stir shrimp and all ingredients until the shrimp turns pink.
Add in Crawfish and stir together for ten minutes.
spread mashed avocado on tortilla and add shrimp, crawfish, and then top with coleslaw, red onion, tomato, green onion and drizzle with ranch.
For an extra kick, add more habanero peppers to the seafood mixture!
Yummm. Slay. Eat. Play.
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Brownie Pancakes A La Mode'
Did we mention how much we love chocolate?
Chocolate is life.
While we also love and adore the concept of brownies a la mode (with ice cream), we wished there was a way that we could have it for breakfast. And behold, brownie pancakes a la mode were born. These fluffy but crunchy vanilla pancakes are topped with fresh moist brownies, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Yum. Wanna try it out? Here is the super easy recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour. Trader Joe's Sea Salt Fudge Brownies (or whatever damn brownies you want)
1 tablespoon sugar. 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda. 1/2 Milk Chocolate Bar (Any Brand)
1/4 teaspoon salt. Vanilla Ice Cream (We prefer non-dairy :) )
1 vanilla bean.
1 1/2 cups vanilla sweetened almond milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten.
How You Make It:
Combine all pancake ingredients and set mix to the side. Pour about three tablespoons of canola oil into a warm skillet and allow the oil to slightly bubble. Then pour batter into the pan (pancakes can be any size). Let pancakes cook until the edges are crisp and set to the side. In a small sauce pan, melt down the milk chocolate bar for two minutes and add condensed milk. Place Brownies, Ice Cream and Choclate Sauce on top of pancakes and enjoy!
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XOXO Fat Girl Nola.
Restaurant Spotlight: Dee's Coffee
This bomb ass coffee shop and cafe is nestled in the heart of the CBD of New Orleans and does not disappoint. We discovered this shop last year and had to give them some shine. This family business was started Dec 26. 2011 the day the owner Dee, moved back to New Orleans from Brooklyn. They opened on Jan 31, 2011 and have been killing the coffee game for seven years now.
When you first enter the shop you are greeted by Dee herself, who is a one woman powerhouse, managing the daily operations of the shop and also preparing all of the savory foods and ridiculously perfect drinks.
The cafe' also features some pretty amazing pastries and savory meals that include avocado toast and bagel and lox, carefully handcrafted by Dee herself.
The drinks are simply amazing. The locally roasted coffee and unique tea and juice concoctions are what truly make this place stand out. We tried the most popular drinks from Dee's and here are our recommendations:
When you order the juice, you immediately receive a small basket of fresh oranges. Then, you are instructed to head to the juicing machine.
You then drop the oranges down into the machine and out pours the dreamy orange juice that is like no other. You may have had orange juice before... but TRUST US... you've never had it like this.
This tasty creation is made with a freshly squeezed lemonade that is then topped with a secret color concoction that make the drink magically change color before your eyes. It is a refreshingly sweet but tart lemonade that is easy on the eyes and tasty af on the tongue.
FAT GIRL FAVE!!!!!
This super secret tea concoction is amazing and tastes like a creamy berry pina colada and is perfect for those who like the refreshing ingredients of juice or tea, but love the creaminess of coffee.
This iced coffee concoction literally tastes like a caramel macchiato and mocha had a love child.
Amazingly rich coffee layered with caramel and topped with whipped cream...What's not to love?
If you loved Vietnamese iced coffee, which is a very strong brewed coffee with condensed milk. This version is served hot and is layered with hot espresso and creamy condensed milk. It's a warm, creamy burst of flavor that will keep you running allllll through the day.
This is a refreshing warm tea, with an amazing preparation process, or "ceremony" as Dee likes to call it. Great for those that love plant based drinks.
If you are in the New Orleans area and want some bomb ass coffee and good vibes, go visit Dee's Coffee at 401 Baronne Street in the CBD area of New Orleans.
Slay. Eat. Play.
FatGirl Nola Presents: The Fish List
So in New Orleans, Lent is a big deal. Whether you are Catholic or not, almost everyone is eating seafood on Fridays, which ia
a part of the Lenten tradition forty days before Easter. Therefore, we complied a list of our favorite places to get fried fish plates on Fridays in Nola.
Our Honorary FatMan, Fireman Josh, recently had the opportunity to work as a cook on the Diva Dawg Food Truck in New Orleans, LA.
Diva Dawg food truck is the first and only hot 'dawg food truck in New Orleans which features gourmet creole style hot dawgs. They have a signature all beef creole hot dawg called the ‘Diva Dawg’ that is paired with a sweet and savory bun and creole New Orleans toppings. They are also the home of the original Red Bean Chili dawg topped with fried chicken, Étouffée fries with crawfish, Crabmeat grill cheesy and Praline Candy Shake. (from nolafoodtrucks.com)
Fireman Josh Makes the Famous Red Bean Chili Dog
Ericka 'Chef Diva' Lassair is a New Orleans native and Founder of Diva Dawg Food Truck that graduated from Southern University in Baton, LA and Delgado’s Culinary Arts.
She appeared on several local and national programs, and in July 2017 she and the truck will appear in the new movie "Girl Trip." Ericka is currently a 2016 Tory Burch Foundation Fellow and was featured in the January 2017 Vogue issue, AWE Book & Cosmopolitan’s “Get That Life.” (essence.com)
You can find out more about Diva Dawg at the following:
Website – Divadawgtruck.com
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram – @DivaDawgTruck
Twitter – @divadawgtruck #divadawg #divadawgtruck
We met with Lyndsey of chillconceptss.com to discuss the origins of Fatgirlnola and food of course!!! Look out for the full feature on chillconceptss.com, but for now enjoy this mini-vlog and review of Nine Roses in New Orleans, LA! 💋
Dunbar's (New Orleans,LA) -Fried Chicken w/ Jalapeno hush puppies. Buttery, Crispy Goodness.
And in Our #ISSANO catergory..... the creative but odd Fried Chicken Praline. Roux Bistro (New Orleans,LA)
We love stuffing things. Peppers, Crepes, you name it. We needed a quick lil' late night food fling and this hit the SPOT. Issa stuffed chicken and shrimp poblano pepper served piping hot and juicy. So if you are ever in the need for a quick fix... here's the recipe.
You remember your first time. Awkward, weird, possibly messy. Maybe not so bad, but not enough to make you want to try again. You know... your first blog post! Wait....what did you think we were talking about anyway?!??
This tasty creation is a part of the "Pasta Lab" at Semolina. We chose the Roban sauce, which is a spicy red pepper based Alfredo sauce garnished with green onion. The gulf shrimp we added in were plump and plentiful and clearly supplied from a local source based off of the freshness. The extra spicy seasoning blend packed the perfect punch while letting us decide just how "hot" we wanted things to get. We opted for super hot, and it was so good that it left us crying for more.