We have been on vacation this past week and we ate breakfast and lunch in our condo, then enjoyed eating our main meal out each day. I love trying new food options – things I don’t normally make at home. New food and flavor combinations stretch my taste buds and my culinary skills, so I’m always looking out for something a little different on the menu.
Because we were on the coast, we had seafood every day! We also had some other fare that was just delicious! I”ll share a few of the new flavor combinations I loved.
We love a good biscuit and when we learned about a place called Handy and Hot in Charleston and saw their menu, we knew it was our breakfast destination on or trip home. We were not disappointed! We tried two biscuits – Country Ham with apple preserves and white Cheddar and Strawberry jam and Mascarpone. Both were SOOOO good! Those are flavors I will definitely try at home!
These Shrimp Tacos at Roxbury Mercantile were so good I had them twice during the week! The shrimp was fried and then drizzled with honey and a spicy mayo. I”m going to make this and try it with grilled shrimp to make it a little healthier. Again, the flavor combinations were delicious!
There was also a cole slaw at another place with dill pickles chopped up very fine. It wasn’t overpowering, it just added a nice, different flavor.
We had a terrific vacation and ate wonderful meals, but I can say I’m anxious to get into my kitchen this week and try to recreate some of the flavors that were so good! I love to find inspiration that I can make at home!
Where do you find inspiration for your new recipes? What flavor combinations have you enjoyed that were a little different?