Cover image for Margaritaville, the cookbook : relaxed recipes for a taste of paradise / Carlo Sernaglia and Julia Turshen ; foreword by Jimmy Buffett ; food photography by Beatriz da Costa ; lifestyle photography by Ryan Joseph of Ryan Joseph Photographs.
Margaritaville, the cookbook : relaxed recipes for a taste of paradise / Carlo Sernaglia and Julia Turshen ; foreword by Jimmy Buffett ; food photography by Beatriz da Costa ; lifestyle photography by Ryan Joseph of Ryan Joseph Photographs.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
xiv, 338 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


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641.5 SER Book Adult General Collection

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Warm sun, cool drink, and nowhere to be--that's Margaritaville! It's a celebration of relaxation and an invitation to enjoy good food and good company. Margaritaville: The Cookbook is filled with recipes that bring the flavor of island living and the spirit of Jimmy Buffett's iconic song straight into your home. The first ever cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville features laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano Nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in Paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests (Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Broth, anyone?). With it's combination of recipes, stories, and gorgeous full color food and lifestyle photographs throughout, it is sure to put you in a Margaritaville state of mind! Margaritaville isn't confined to single spot on the map--the recipes draw inspiration from around the world, from Jerk Chicken to Tuna Poke with Plantain Chips and Jimmy's Jammin' Jambalaya. And we've got you all covered, from family-friendly Aloha Hotdogs to drool-worthy Vegetarian Burgers. It's 5 o'clock somewhere and no vacation is complete without a cocktail--preferably a margarita, of course! Margaritaville: The Cookbook is loaded with drink recipes to inspire your blissful island cocktail hour--from Jimmy's Perfect Margarita and Paradise Palomas to Cajun Bloody Mary's and the quintessential Key West Coconut and Lime Frozen Margarita.

Author Notes

Carlo Sernaglia is Margaritaville's great catch. His passion for cooking led him around the globe before arriving on the shores of Margaritaville. As Concept Chef, Carlo brings his love for fresh food, bold flavors, and memorable meals to all his work. Julia Turshen is the author of Feed the Resistance and Small Victories. She has written for Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, SELF, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She lives in upstate New York with her wife and pets.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Margaritaville's concept chef Sernaglia and James Beard Award-winner Turshen (Small Victories) offer 125 official Margaritaville-brand recipes that are festive and easy to prepare. Perfect for entertaining, the recipes are mashups of global tropical cuisines with "Gulf Coast Florribean roots." Seafood lovers will delight in the appetizers, with options for crab, shrimp, oysters, octopus, and conch (ceviches and frittered). Soups and salads include gazpachos, seared tuna, and chowders. New Orleans muffaletta, blackened fish, and stuffed burgers are hearty sandwiches (and, yes, there's a recipe for Cheeseburgers in Paradise), joined by several steak options, a jambalaya, and guava-glazed baby back barbecued ribs for mains. Along with sides of cilantro lime coleslaw and lobster hash browns topped with jalapeño cheese, there are rum, coconut, and tropical fruit-laced desserts such as Crispy Bananarama, a deep-fried taco strudel. Not surprisingly, the book contains several cocktail and margarita options. Jimmy Buffett fans will undoubtedly enjoy this cookbook, and even non-parrotheads will find lots of solid, go-to recipes. Kari Stewart and Esther Newberg, ICM. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Jimmy Buffet's iconic song "Margaritaville" is associated with numerous commercial ventures, including resorts, retail stores, and a restaurant chain. Sernaglia, concept chef for Margaritaville Holdings, LLC, teams with best-selling author Turshen (Feed the Resistance) for this tie-in cookbook, which takes inspiration from laid-back locales like Key West, the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, and the Caribbean. All the foods you'd expect to find on an island paradise are here, from lime and coconut-infused beverages and breakfasts to casual and sophisticated seafood dishes. In addition to easy recipes (e.g., spicy breakfast quesadillas, quinoa and mango salad with seared tuna, summer grill surf and turf, banana cream pie with caramel rum sauce), the book includes menu suggestions for parties, beach outings, tailgates, and other occasions. -VERDICT Recommended for readers seeking foods that bring to mind vacations and island living. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Pineapple and Coconut Milk Smoothiep. 11
Key Lime Yogurt with Graham Cracker Granolap. 12
Baked Boatmeal Squares with Blueberries and Coconutp. 15
Huevos Rancherosp. 16
Key West Omeletp. 19
Key Lime Hollandaisep. 20
South Florida Eggs Benedictp. 23
Spicy Breakfast Quesadillasp. 24
Triple B (Buttermilk, Blueberry, and Banana) Pancakesp. 27
Best-Ever French Toastp. 28
Our Breakfast Potatoesp. 31
Volcano Nachosp. 36
Warm Asiago Crab Dipp. 39
Grilled Oysters with Tarragon Butterp. 40
Peel-and-Eat Shrimpp. 41
Mustard Saucep. 42
Drunken Shrimp Skilletp. 45
Lava Lava Shrimpp. 46
Conch Fritters with Calypso Saucep. 48
Calypso Saucep. 50
Spanish Octopus Saladp. 51
JWB Crab and Quinoa Cakes with Curry Kale Slawp. 54
Curry Kale Slawp. 56
Crispy Calamari with Peppadews and Lemon Aiolip. 57
Lemon Aiolip. 58
Fried Oysters with Creamed Spinachp. 61
Lionfish Carpacciop. 62
Kusshi Oysters with Granny Smith, Cucumber, and Mint Granitap. 67
Veracruz Seafood Cocktailp. 68
Tuna Poke with Plantain Chipsp. 71
Plantain Chipsp. 72
Paradise Cevichep. 75
Belizean Shrimp Cevichep. 76
Pimiento Cheese Hushpuppiesp. 77
Pimiento Cheesep. 79
Crispy Eggplant and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Piquillo Peppersp. 80
Fried Baby Artichokes with Remouladep. 83
Tostones with Mojo Saucep. 84
Hollywood Burrata with Grated Tomato Dressingp. 87
Jalapeño Deviled Eggs with Pickled Mustard Seedsp. 88
Cajun Chicken Quesadillap. 91
Blackening Seasoningp. 93
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressingp. 94
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressingp. 96
Sweet Chile Chicken Wingsp. 97
Salads and Soups
JWB Caesar Salad with Sourdough Croutonsp. 102
JWB House Salad with Cashew Dressingp. 105
Little Gem Wedge Saladp. 107
Avocado and Papaya Salad with Spicy Lime Dressingp. 108
Quinoa and Mango Salad with Seared Tunap. 111
Fried Green Tomato Salad with Salsa Verde and Queso Frescop. 112
Andalusian Gazpachop. 115
Luxurious Lobster Bisquep. 116
Lobster Stockp. 118
Bahamian Conch Chowderp. 119
Chicken and Corn Chupep. 121
Burgers, Sandwiches & Hot Dogs
Cheeseburgers in Paradise with Paradise Island Dressingp. 126
Margaritaville House Spice Blendp. 128
Paradise Island Dressingp. 129
Black-and-Blue Burgersp. 131
Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Barbecue Aiolip. 132
JWB Surf 'n' Turf Burgersp. 135
Ultimate Veggie Burgersp. 136
Grilled Flank Steak Sandwiches with Horseradish Saucep. 139
Cuban Meat Loaf Survival Sandwichesp. 140
Tailgate Muffuletta for a Crowdp. 145
Beach Club Sandwichp. 146
New Orleans Fried Oyster Po'Boysp. 149
Delta Fried Catfish Reubensp. 150
Blackened Fish Sandwichesp. 152
Jalapeño Tartar Saucep. 153
JWB Lobster Rollsp. 155
Aloha Hot Dogsp. 156
Pineapple Salsap. 156
Own-Damn-Fault Hot Dogsp. 158
Blackened Chili Dogsp. 159
Main Dishes
Best-Ever Chilip. 164
Margaritaviile Family Recipe Cuban Meat loafp. 167
Veal Saltimbocca Pocketsp. 169
JWB Steak Seasoningp. 171
Prime Sirloin Oscarp. 172
Steak au Poivrep. 175
Summer Grill Surf 'n' Turfp. 176
Grilled Skirt Steaks with Carlo's Chimichurrip. 179
Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder with LandShark and Colap. 180
Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde and Smoked Ancho and Pasilla Saucep. 184
Smoked Ancho and Pasilla Saucep. 186
Salsa Verdep. 187
Chicken Tingap. 189
Jerk Chickenp. 190
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Country Gravyp. 192
Shrimp Mofongo al Ajillop. 193
Outside-Optional Cajun Clambakep. 199
Sardinian Seafood Stewp. 200
Pan-Seared Halibut with Artichoke Ragoutp. 203
Artichoke Ragoutp. 205
Seared Grouper with Fresh Mango Salsap. 206
Crispy Sicilian-Style Pounded Tuna Steaksp. 209
Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Brothp. 210
Salt-Crusted Whole Snapperp. 213
LandShark Beer-Battered Fishp. 217
Seafood Mac and Cheesep. 218
Lobster Pastap. 221
Paella del Marp. 222
Jimmy's Jammin' Jambalayap. 225
Baby Back Ribs with Guava Barbecue Saucep. 228
Pizza à la Minutep. 230
Side Dishes
Pico de Gallop. 238
Guacamolep. 241
Cilantro-Lime Coleslawp. 242
Crispy Brussels Sproutsp. 243
Yukon Gold Loaded Mashed Potatoesp. 245
Spicy Red Onion Ringsp. 246
Lobster Hash Browns with Jalapeño Cheesep. 250
JWB Creamed Spinachp. 253
Oven Friesp. 254
Fajita Black Beansp. 255
Island Rice Pilafp. 256
Creamy Spinach and Cheese Gritsp. 259
Skillet Cornbread with Honey Butterp. 260
Grilled Corn with Lime Butterp. 263
Pickled Jalapeño Mac and Cheesep. 264
Baked Floridap. 271
Key Lime Piep. 272
Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Rum-Saucep. 275
Caramel Rum Saucep. 278
Coconut Tres Leches Cakep. 279
Island Rum Cakep. 282
Strawberry Sponge Cake Shortcakep. 285
Frozen Mango Cheesecakep. 287
Crispy Bananaramap. 291
Chocolate-Bourbon Croissant Bread Puddingp. 292
S'mores Nachos with Warm Chocolate Saucep. 295
Brunch Rum Punchp. 301
Pineapple Rum Runnersp. 301
Perfect Bloody Mariasp. 302
Cajun Bloody Marysp. 302
LandShark Micheladasp. 304
Incommunicadop. 305
Jimmy's Perfect Margaritap. 306
Ginger Citrus Margaritasp. 306
"Feelin' Hot Hot Hot" Jalapeño Margaritasp. 306
Frozen Paradise Palomasp. 311
Very Berry Frozen Margaritasp. 311
Key West Coconut and Lime Frozen Margaritasp. 311
Frozen Watermelon and Mint Margaritasp. 311
5 o'Clock Somewherep. 313
Red Wine and Cherry Sangriap. 314
White Wine and Peach Sangriap. 314
Cucumber and Mint Coolersp. 317
Watermelon Pink Lemonadep. 317
Twenty Party and Menu Suggestionsp. 320
Recipes Organized by Fun!p. 325
Ten Practical Party Tipsp. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 331
Indexp. 332