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How to Cook Like a Local in Destin this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving at a Destin Rental

Celebrating the holidays at the beach is always fun. In fact, staying in a Desitn vacation rental is a great way to bring the family together for the holidays under one roof and leave the housekeeping to someone else!

What make holidays at the beach even more special? We think cooking up some delicious locally-inspired recipes as part of the holiday feast would make it a year to remember so we asked some Destin locals what they’ll be cooking for their friends and families this holiday season. The answers varied greatly, but they all love to cook with fresh, local ingredients. Local Farmers Markets offer a delicious variety of locally grown produce as well as local products such as honey. Here are some of the delicious recipes, features fresh produce and locally-caught seafood. 

Under the Tuscan Sun Rental Home in Miramar Beach

What better way to take advantage of this house and its two amazing chef kitchens than cooking for the whole family? Seafood Tetrazzini will be sure to quickly become a family favorite. Seafood Tetrazzini Recipe: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan. Blend in flour and cook until bubbly. Add the milk and cream. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the salt and pepper. Cool to room temperature. Sautee the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet until tender. Toss spaghetti with 1 tablespoon melted butter in a large bowl. Add the mushrooms, cream sauce, wine, shrimp, tuna and crab meat; toss to mix. Spoon into buttered baking dish and top with the buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 375* until heated through and light brown. Serve hot. Click here to learn more about Destin Vacation Rental Homes, including Under the Tuscan Sun vacation rental

Mediterranea Condominiums in Miramar Beach

A locals’ favorite “Greek Shrimp” will definitely have you and the family tasting the joys of the Mediterranean while staying in one of our beautiful Mediterranea condos conveniently located across the street from the beach. Greek Shrimp Recipe: Spread butter in a baking dish. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer. Whisk egg and in cream in a bowl until smooth. Add the cheese, Tabasco sauce and lemon juice and mix well. Pour over the shrimp. Top with tomato. Bake at 400* for 12-14 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve over rice. Click here to learn more about Mediterranea Condominiums and the joys of staying in a Miramar Beach condo at the luxury complex.   

Jade East Condominium in Destin 

Your family will be thanking you for booking a Gulf-front condo at Jade East, right in the heart of Destin, for the holidays. Why not spread the love with the ones you love by preparing some Clams Casino? Clams Casino Recipe: First, shuck the clams, reserving the shells. Combine the fresh clam meat with the canned clam meat, bell pepper, onion, garlic, mixed herbs, bacon, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Oil the reserved clam shells lightly with the olive oil. Spoon the clam mixture into the shell and arrange in a baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake at 450* for 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve. Click here to learn more about Jade East Condominium and the joys of staying in a Gulf-front condo in Destin. 

Ready to book your home away from home for the holidays?

The best part is that these recipes are easy to prepare in one of the well-stocked kitchens within our Destin vacation rentals. View our full collection of Destin vacation rental homes and condos online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to help narrow your search. Always be sure to book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee!   

See you @ the beach for holidays!

Friday, November 2, 2018

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