Pot de Creme

Frogmore Stew Party 2014The perfect end to any meal or the perfect beginning to every day? Who knows, a cup of coffee makes anything possible.

But this Pot de Creme is a must have, rich creamy chocolate deliciousness followed by the subtle burn of Ancho chili!! And the best part is, we made this in a blender.Frogmore Stew Party 2014Here’s what you need for chocolate induced happiness:

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

2 large eggs

1 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon Ancho chili powder

Put chips and eggs in blender and blend until combined. Heat heavy cream and chili powder over medium heat until just about boiling. Pour into blender while blender is running. Continue blending until mixture is completely smooth. Pour into your vessel of choice. We used little plastic shot glasses, this recipe filled 11. Place cups in refrigerator for at least two hours and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve and enjoy.

XO,

Charleston Spice CoFrogmore Stew Party 2014

 

 

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Frogmore Stew

frogmore elementsFrogmore Stew is a beautiful thing.

Some people know it as Lowcountry Boil or a Shrimp Boil. No matter what you call it, everyone can find something they can eat in this delicious medley.

Frogmore Stew Party 2014Here are the guidelines for greatness:

1 gallon water, salt to taste

1/2 a pack of our Frogmore Stew blend

2 lbs sausage of your choice

4 ears of corn cut into 1/4ths

8 to 10 small onions, whole (OR 2 large onions cut in quarters)

8 to 10 small potatoes

2 lbs shrimp unpeeled

The above will serve around 4 to 6 people. Bring water to a boil with Frogmore Stew seasoning. Boil 10 minutes to season the water. Add the sausage, return to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until the sausage is cooked. Add the corn, and onion, return to a boil. Add potatoes & return to a boil, cook until done, 15 to 20 minutes. Add shrimp, cook until pink about 2 to 3 minutes depending on size. Strain and serve with choice of bread (we used baguette, from Baguette Magic, but cornbread or hushpuppies would work too).

Frogmore Stew Party 2014But let’s talk about some of your options, because Frogmore Stew is all about the options. All the above ingredients are GUIDELINES. If Caitlin is coming over please add some more corn, if you know you have some heat lovers amongst your guests add some spicy sausage to your 2 lbs of sausage. If you have vegetarian guests, make a smaller pot for those veggie lovers with cauliflower instead of all that meat.

Most importantly listen to your heart and your stomach and enjoy!

Yours truly,

Charleston Spice Co

Frogmore Stew Party 2014

Frogmore Stew Party!

This past weekend we invited over some friends and family for Frogmore Stew! But let’s be honest, that’s not the only food we had. Over the next couple of days we will regale you with tales of all the good eats we tempted our guests with!

With one of our market tents, a few strands of Christmas tree lights, and some white fabric, we turned our backyard into a lovely place to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends.

Off to one side we set up a table for snacks and drinks. We had pimento cheese, savory sprinkle crackers, salt & pepper nuts, and hummus seasoned with our roasted cajun blend.Frogmore Stew Party 2014Frogmore Stew Party 2014

Frogmore Stew Party 2014

We decided to carry over the newspaper tablecloth theme to the drinks and snacks table. This really worked out for the best as we could then write on the “tablecloth” to show what everything was! Brilliant.

As far as drinks go, we had an assortment of beers for the drinkers. And for the non-drinkers we had a fun mix of sodas and the biggest hit, mulled cider!

When our guests arrived we greeted them with a sparkling glass of prosseco with a splash of St. Germain and pointed them in the direction of the snacks.

 

 

 

Frogmore Stew Party 2014

Frogmore Stew Party 2014

While our guests sipped and snacked and chatted in the afternoon light we got the pots boiling for some Frogmore Stew!

More on that in our next post,

XO

Charleston Spice Co.