Alligator jambalaya and blueberry cobbler

I tried relaxing on Mother’s Day, but then I got bored and decided to cook a wild dinner. Literally wild.

We found a new fishmonger where we can buy fresh, local seafood. But this one has more of a Cajun twist. At their shop, I found alligator sausage, which we obviously had to try. Not knowing what to do with it, we decided to take a cue from the fishmonger and make jambalaya. We threw in some royal red shrimp from Argentina. It was out of this world. I wish I had a recipe to share, but truthfully, we just add whatever makes it taste right.

For dessert, I made a blueberry cobbler with fresh blueberries we picked up at our neighborhood farmer’s market. I used the recipe for deep-dish berry cobbler that is in this month’s issue of Southern Living. It turned out pretty well, but I think I would use orange juice instead of the amount of lemon zest the recipe calls for.

As I mentioned, our local farmer’s market is really taking off during current events, and they are starting to sell some of the most amazing stuff in jars too. I found lemon marmalade (love Florida) and bread-and-butter style squash! I eat bread-and-butter pickles like they are going out of style, so I can already tell this is going to be my new favorite snack.

The wee one is excited to have her oyster joints back up and running. She has had two dozen raw oysters this weekend alone.

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