On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats!, Poppy speaks with restaurateur John Currence about his latest collaboration with the Manning family, and then chats with the President & CEO of 2nd Harvest Food Bank about their initiatives around Louisiana.
Sweet and Spicy Pecans
Yield: 1 cup
1 cup pecans 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt
1lb. lump crabmeat 2 cups mayonnaise 6 oz. capers, chopped 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 bunch green onions, sliced Juice of 1 lemon 1 egg 1 cup oil Salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste 1 head iceberg lettuce, finely sliced
Combine lemon juice and egg in food processor. With machine running, slowly drizzle in oil. Mix together crab, mayonnaise, capers, parsley and green onions. Chill thoroughly and serve on a bed of lettuce.
Add 1 cup heavy cream to a 1 1/2 quarts sauce pot. Bring to a boil over a high heat, whisking constantly until the cream is reduced by half. Reduce the heat and whisk in the Creole mustard. Creole Mustard Cream Sauce is equally as good served as a dipping sauce for boudin as it is on andouille sausage.
2 lbs beef stew meat 1/2 cup flour 1/2 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 1/2 cup Creole mustard Salt and pepper to taste 4 Idaho potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and parboiled until tender
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.