Louisiana Eats!

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Louisiana Eats! is a radio show for people who cook and people who love to eat well — all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy’s distinctive Louisiana voice.

In each program listeners join Poppy as she meets people who produce, cook, and eat the foods we enjoy and treasure — exploring kitchens and stores, farms and waterways where favorite foods are produced and prepared. And because Louisianans love all kinds of food, Poppy won’t limit herself to shrimp creole and hot sauce!

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Major Support for Louisiana Eats! comes from: 

Zatarain's, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Rouses Supermarkets.

With additional support from:

Dickie Brennan Family of Restaurants, LCI Workers' Comp and Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:14 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Gator Done

Alligator hunter Joey Fonseca

Crystal Honey Sauce

1/2 cup Crystal hot sauce
1/4 cup honey

This recipe originates with Chef Darin Nesbit of the Bourbon House. Chef Darin tosses fried alligator in the sauce and serves it with blue cheese dressing for dipping, a la buffalo wings.

Bring the 1/2 cup Crystal hot sauce to a boil in a saucepan and boil until it has reduced in volume by half. Add the honey to the hot sauce, return to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook together for 10 minutes.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:31 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Muy Caliente

Crab Yvonne

Serves 6

6 tablespoons butter
1 lb. Lump crabmeat
8 - 10 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
1 8 oz can of artichoke bottoms, thinly sliced
Salt & pepper to taste

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Louisiana Eats!
6:29 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Cultivating the Next Generation

Liberty's Kitchen is located at 422 1/2 S. Broad Street in New Orleans.

Crab Yvonne (Serves 6)

6 tablespoons butter
1 lb. Lump crabmeat
8 - 10 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
1 8 oz can of artichoke bottoms, thinly sliced
Salt & pepper to taste

Heat butter in skillet. On a medium high heat, saute mushrooms in butter until they release their juices. Add green onions and artichoke bottoms and stirring carefully until heated through. Carefully stir in crab, trying to keep lump meat as whole as possible. Season to taste and serve.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:49 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Domenica Restaurant's Chef Alon Shaya.

Roasted Okra

2 pounds okra (preferably small pods - if using larger, cut into 1 inch lengths)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or water
Salt

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Louisiana Eats!
5:33 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Rebuilding After The Storm

Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies.

Creole Cream Cheese

Yields approximately 8 pints

1 gallon skim milk
1 cup buttermilk
Pinch of salt
6 - 8 drops liquid vegetable rennet (can be purchase in health food stores)

In a large stainless or glass bowl mix together all ingredients. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and leave out on kitchen counter at room temperature for 18 - 24 hours.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:41 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Scholarship Edition

Author Harold McGee

Asian Cole Slaw (Serves 6-8)

1 small cabbage
4 Tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chili oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Finely shred the cabbage. Whisk the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, chili oil, and then toss with the cabbage. Toss a second time after sprinkling on sugar and salt. Adjust seasonings to taste, then chill until serving.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:37 pm
Wed August 10, 2011

Soda Fountains

Nectar Syrup

3 cups sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons clear vanilla extract
3 tablespoons almond extract
1 cup canned Carnation milk
1 tablespoon red food coloring

Boil the sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool completely and add the rest of the ingredients. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Pour 1/4 cup nectar syrup over a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass. Add soda water and top with whipped cream and a cherry.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:38 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Hot Chef, Hot Pepper, Hot Climate

We hope you'll enjoy another scorching edition of Louisiana Eats!

Pepper Vinegar

1 pint of small, hot peppers
1 pint of cider vinegar

Put the peppers in a clean, glass bottle. Fill with vinegar and screw the top on tightly. Store the pepper vinegar in a cool, dark place for at least a week before using.

Use as a condiment as desired.

***This pepper vinegar improves with age and can be renewed by periodically adding more vinegar to the bottle. It is not necessary to add more peppers.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:36 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

Reel Big Catch

This year's Tarpon Rodeo is set to take place the final weekend of July.

Marinated Shrimp and Corn (Serves 6)

From Marcelle Bienvenu's No Baloney On My Boat

3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Creole mustard
2 tablespoons chopped chives or green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 pounds large shrimp, cooked in seasoned water then peeled and deveined
2 cups of fresh corn kernels
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Louisiana Eats!
4:14 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Knocking 'em Back

Basic Bitters Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup grain alcohol
1/4 cup of any single or blend of dried herbs, fruit, fruit peels or flowers

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