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!

A Feast of a Show

Nov 3, 2010

Seafood Stuffed Mirlitons (Serves 8)

4 mirliton or choyote squash
1 stick of butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 Pound of peeled shrimp, chopped
1 Pound of claw crabmeat
2 tablespoons diced ham
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
Salt and pepper to taste
Additional bread crumbs and butter for topping

Halloween Edition

Oct 27, 2010

CALAS (Yields 1 dozen calas)

MIX TOGETHER
2 CUPS COOKED RICE
6 T FLOUR
3 HEAPING T SUGAR
2 TSP. BAKING POWDER
1/4 TSP. SALT
1/4 TSP. VANILLA
NUTMEG
THEN ADD
2 EGGS
TOPPING
POWDERED SUGAR

Mix the rice and dry ingredients together thoroughly. Add the eggs and when thoroughly mixed, drop by spoonfuls into hot deep fat (360 degrees) and fry until brown. Drain on paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve hot.

Cajun Edition

Oct 20, 2010

CREOLE CARBONNADES (Serves 6 - 8)

2 lbs beef stew meat
1 cup flour
1 cup oil
2 thinly sliced onions
2 tablespoons demi glace (or the commercial products Marmite or Bovril)
2 bottles of dark beer
8 - 10 rounds of stale french bread
1/4 cup Creole mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

4 Idaho potatoes, cut into inch cubes and parboiled until tender

Food on the Move

Oct 13, 2010

Vanilla Pull Taffy (Yields 1 pound)

1 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoons butter

German Potato Salad (Serves 4 - 6)

Ingredients:
4 medium, Idaho potatoes
1 tablespoon salt
4 slices bacon
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons salad oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

The Week of Heroes

Sep 29, 2010

Poppy talks to Ashley Graham about who is not eating in Louisiana and NOCCA student's winning recipe for Emeril's restaurants.

Host Poppy Tooker interviews UNO history professor Michael Mizell-Nelson to discuss the famous New Orleans streetcar, and sits down with NOPSI home service rep Billie Carpenter.

Back to School Edition

Sep 15, 2010

Roasted Okra

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

Mock Turtle Soup (Serves 8)

1 1/2 pounds beef brisket, cubed
1 cup canola oil
1 cup flour
2 onions, chopped
1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 pound ham, finely chopped
2 quarts water
3 bay leaves
6 whole cloves
1 teaspoon thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup sherry
3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced

BBQ SHRIMP (Serves 6)


6 pounds large shrimp, head on
1 lbs. butter, melted
10 cloves garlic, peeled and cracked open
3 lemons
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon dry ginger
1 tsp celery seed
1 tablespoon cardomom

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