Louisiana Eats

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12:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Edition, Prohibition

Filmmaker Ken Burns

Satsuma-cello

6 to 8 small to medium satsumas, well-washed, free of any exterior green
1  bottle grain alcohol (750 mL)
3 cups sugar
2 cups water

Use a Microplane or other zester to remove the rind from the satsumas. As you scrape the rind from the fruit, push into the open bottle of grain alcohol until it is filled to the top.

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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!
5:41 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!
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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Louisiana Eats!
2:21 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Bastille Day Celebration

SAVORY PAIN PERDU (Serves 4)

8 SLICES OF FRENCH BREAD,
SLICED 1 1/2 INCH THICK
1 1/2 CUPS OF MILK
6 EGGS
1 TABLESPOON HOT SAUCE (OR TO TASTE)
8 OZ. HERBED SOFT CHEESE (GOAT, FARMER'S OR SEASONED CREAM CHEESE COMBINED WITH FRESH HERBS OF CHOICE)
4 TBS BUTTER

Cut a pocket, from the side, into the center of each piece of French bread. Divide the cheese into 1/8ths and insert one piece into each slice of bread.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:33 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Overlooked Figures of the Past

Food writer John T. Edge

Stuffed Shrimp (Serves 6)

Stuffing:
3 Tablespoons butter
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 celery rib, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
1/2 loaf French bread
1 lb. fresh claw crabmeat
4 cups plain, dry bread crumbs
2 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Shrimp:
3 pounds fresh shrimp (about 36)
Salt and pepper
2 cups flour
1 egg
1 cup milk
Oil for frying

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