Gumbo pots are being stirred in Tremé and they're decking the halls in the Garden District this weekend. We go Inside the Arts for a look at the 4th Annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Preservation Resource Center's 36th Holiday Home Tour.
It's the dishes with a bit of a drawl that jump off the menu at High Hat Café — the Delta-style tamales napped neatly in their cornhusks, a pimento cheese plate, homey sides of beans and greens and the restaurant's centerpiece, fried catfish with hushpuppies, a dish that's practically the fish and chips of cotton country.
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