Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats!
5:25 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Peeling Apart the Segregated Past

Although it is iconic, the New Orleans streetcar has a dark history.

Shrimp Creole
From Woodstoves to Microwaves

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green pepper, minced
1 tablespoon flour
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 to 2 cans water
Pinch of thyme
2 tablespoons parsley
2 pounds shrimp, cleaned
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

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Louisiana Eats!
5:58 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Love At First Bite

Cupid thoroughly enjoying himself.

Chocolate Truffles (Yields 30)

1/3 cup heavy cream
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup cocoa powder (or combination of other powdered ingredients) for dusting

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Louisiana Eats!
4:52 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

The Far East in The Dirty South

Five Happiness Restaurant on S. Carrollton Ave. commemorates Chinese New Year with dragon dances.

Chinese Chicken Salad (Serves 6-8)

1 whole chicken or 6 chicken breasts

1 bunch thinly sliced green onions

1 large cucumber

1 cup sesame tahini paste (or peanut butter)

1/4 cup dark sesame oil (for dressing)

2 additional tablespoons dark sesame oil (to mix with cooked noodles)

1/2 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon Sriracha pepper sauce

2 tablespoons sugar

1 lb Chinese egg noodles or linguini

1/2 head shredded iceberg lettuce

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Louisiana Eats!
6:04 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

A Tale of Two Companies

Mulligatawny Soup (Serves 6 - 8)

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 carrot, diced
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon curry powder
4 cups chicken broth
1 Granny Smith apple cored and chopped, with the peel on
1/2 cup, cooked white rice
1 cup cooked, diced chicken
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup heavy cream

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Louisiana Eats!
2:20 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

The King and Dat Dog

Dale Degroff, The King of Cocktails

Sauce a Moutarde Japonais

Sauces 4 to 6 hotdogs

4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup smoked sausage, finely diced
1 tomato, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, diced
1 tablespoon prepared wasabi mustard
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Cajun seasoned salt to taste

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Louisiana Eats!
1:43 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Meat: Nationally, Locally

Chef & author Betty Fussell

Cooking Grass-fed Beef

Grass fed beef requires about 30 percent less cooking time and retains its moisture if cooked at slightly lower temperatures.

First, briefly sear your steak over a high heat on the grill or in a cast iron pan. Then, reduce the heat to medium high. Use a meat thermometer for best results.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:22 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Carnival Season Heats Up at Haydel's Bakery

Molly Kimball's Cheesy Mashed Potatoes (Makes 4 cups)

4 cups cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp. sour cream
1 Tbsp. half & half
1 Tbsp. butter
4 wedges of Laughing Cow Light Cheese
Dash of salt (optional) and pepper to taste

Garnish (optional): bacon bits, cheese & chives

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Louisiana Eats!
2:52 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

Poppy Tooker invites Louisiana caviar processor John Burke into the studio and imbibes in the intoxicating aura of Margarita Bergen.

Cajun Caviar (Yields 8 cups)

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Louisiana Eats!
2:04 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Christmas with Mignon Faget

New Orleans icon Mignon Faget

Daube Glacee (Yields 4 dozen slices)

3/4 cup shredded beef (roast or boiled beef)
20 pimento stuffed green olives, sliced
1 box veal stock
2 packages gelatin
1 bunch green onions, minced
4 Tablespoons flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons Lea & Perrin Worcestershire sauce

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Louisiana Eats!
7:49 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

In the Kitchen with Theresa

Musician Theresa Andersson

Pecan Cocoons (Yields 3 dozen)

1 cup butter
4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2-3/4 cups flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tablespoon ice water
2 cups powdered sugar for rolling

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