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Oliver's Crawfish Nacho Sauce

Subject: Oliver's Restaurant Crawfish Nacho Sauce
From: Wilbur
Date: 1/26/2019, 6:50 PM

On 1/29/2019 3:28 PM, Wilbur wrote:
Dear Unc,

There used to be a restaurant in the Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile, Alabama called Oliver's. 
I believe it is a Radisson Hotel now.

They have an appetizer that they call crawfish nachos that they serve over tortilla
chips. Can you find a recipe for that?

Hello Wilbur,

The Admiral Semmes was a Radisson for a while, but it is now a Hilton Hotel and it is called just "The Admiral." "Oliver's" is no more.

I did find your recipe in a cookbook called "Alabama's Historic Restaurants and their Recipes" by Gay N. Martin. See below.


"Alabama's Historic Restaurants and their Recipes" by Gay N. Martin

Crawfish Nacho Sauce from Oliver's Restaurant in the Admiral Semmes Hotel, Mobile, Al

1 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garic, finely chopped
1 2/3 tablespoons olive oil
10 2/3 cups whole milk
3 1/3 pounds queso cheese, cut into small pieces
7 jalapeno peppers, pureed
3 pounds crawfish tail meat
redfish blackening seasoning

Saute chopped peppers, onion, and garlic in olive oil until tender.
Add milk and heat until almost boiling then add cheese pieces. Stir
often to prevent sticking. When cheese melts, add pureed jalapeno
peppers (seeds and ribs included). Then add 2 pounds of crawfish 
tail meat, roughly chopped. Puree remaining pound of crawfish and
add to mixture. Season with blackening seasoning and thicken with

Serve over tricolor tortilla chips accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes,
black olives, and fresh jalapenos. Yields enough for a party.

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