Alabama Seafood

The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area is a favorite vacation spot of mine. For more than 30 years my family has gone there to enjoy the sun, the sand, and of course, the seafood. There are a number of super restaurants in the area, and we enjoy our own style of seafood dishes, as well. Sometimes we even get lucky and catch our own. This good fishing trip was a few vacations ago.

I also love going to the seafood market for fresh shrimp when I'm there. I haven't been to the beach this year, and I sure would like to go and enjoy some Alabama seafood. I have a couple of my shrimp dishes entered in the Southern Living photo contest, and you'll never guess what the prize is. A trip to Gulf Shores! It would be amazing to sink my toes in the sand right before I sink my teeth in some of that great Alabama seafood.

Shrimp dip


This shrimp dip and jambalaya are the two #ALseafood dishes I have entered in the contest. These are two favorite recipes, and they can be found in the recipe index at the top of this page. I have to add that our Arkansas rice mixes very well with that Alabama shrimp in the jambalaya. In order to qualify for that trip, my dishes could use a few votes over on the Southern Living page here. But even if you don't want to vote, head over there and see all the great seafood on display. I have to warn you though, it could tempt you to take a trip to Gulf Shores for some of the scrumptious local seafood.



  1. If you have never been to Alabama before, these pictures are just a small tease of what to expect. Not only are your pictures amazing, you capture the essence of this state so perfectly. I can not get over how clean, fresh, and delicious those shrimp look in that salad. My mouth is watering as I write you this comment.

    Crystal Carson @ Tacky Jacks

  2. Gosh, your blog is making me hungry for some shrimp or lobster gumbo. I'm a big Bayou fan and I really love any chance I can get to visit the Big Easy and find myself a bowl of gumbo or a dish that I've never tried before. I'm not a native so it's just something I really appreciate whenever I see it.

    Timmy Dixon @ Pour House