Image: Kimberly Park for Dish Society
Sunscreen, swimsuit, phone charger… that spring break packing list may be long, but it’s not complete without a little ‘Goodtaste’! We’re packing all the ‘Goodtastes’ for you right here. Print, pack and share these recipes with your family all spring break, whether you’re beachbound or savoring a ‘staycation’ with the kids.
Bonus: a few beachy cocktails you can enjoy no matter where you are this spring break.
Are you a teacher or know one? We have an A+ deal for them! Our friends at Dish Society in Houston are giving 50% on alcoholic drinks to all teachers March 12 through the 23rd. Any teacher can show their school badge to receive 50% off their alcoholic beverage tab at the San Felipe, Memorial Green and LaCenterra locations. Enjoy — you deserve it!
Coconut Unfried Shrimp
Unwind with a little ‘Unfried’ Coconut Shrimp! This recipe from Coastal Living’s Beach Cocktails book is called ‘unfried’ because while there’s no deep-frying involved, the results are equally tempting! These ‘coco-crazy’ treats go great any storebought sweet-and-sour dipping sauce.
Tommy Bahama’s Seared Scallop Sliders
Succulent scallops are spun into sliders in this beachy cool dinner or appetizer idea from Tommy Bahama in The Woodlands (you have to trust them on this — they’re all about the beach, year-round!). These Scallop Sliders are prepared with ‘Island Slaw,’ made with crispy wonton noodles, and chipotle aioli.
Good Dog Deli Dog with Housemade Giardinera
With the weather warming up, we’re craving a little grill action! Our friends at Good Dog in Houston are always grilling up good ‘dogs with scratch-made toppings like hot Italian giardiniera. Try their Deli Dog with Housemade Giardiniera or with their Apple Horseradish Slaw. This is an especially great recipe for a fun hot dog bar — an idea that’s easy on the host! (More ideas on how to make your own hot dog party).
Tacodeli’s Chilled Beef Tenderloin Tacos
For Your Beachy Bar …
Power up happy hour with these Pisco Sours! These pretty sippers are ready for the pool or drinking while planning your next beach escape!
No spring break is complete without a fruity daiquiri and something involving pineapple. This Pineapple Daiquiri is made with Flor de Caña Nicaraguan rum, but feel free to swap in your favorite!
As Jimmy Buffett says: ‘Margaritaville’ is wherever you are! Whether Margaritaville is where you’re headed or only in your mind, you can make Star Fish Coastal Bar & Kitchen’s Piña Rita anytime.
Spring Break Snackin’
These Fennel & Lavender Marinated Castelvetrano Olives are perfect for stocking your spring break bar, popping in your carryon for scrumptious snacking, or enjoying right at home with one of my beachy new wine finds.
Not in spring break ‘mode’ yet? Here’s one ‘Spot’ that may help!