Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats!
5:30 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Top Chef Masters Wrap Up

Chef Mary Sue Milliken

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!
4:56 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

Lucky Peaches

Chef David Chang, owner of the Momofuku network of restaurants in NYC.

Marcy's Peach Chutney
Yields approximately 2 quarts

2 quarts finely chopped, peeled, pitted peaches (about 20 medium)
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
2 cups brown sugar
1/8 cup mustard seed
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar, 5% acidity
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt

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Louisiana Eats!
5:12 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Greenberg, Vaucresson, and Birtel

Author Paul Greenberg

Creole Meuniere Sauce

Yields approximately 1/2 cup, enough to sauce 6 fish fillet

1/2 cup veal stock
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 lemon
1/3 pound butter, unsalted, cold, and cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Salt to taste

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Louisiana Eats!
6:52 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Shrimp & Starters

At Ancora Pizzera & Salumeria, Jeff Talbot uses a starter: a stable culture of bacteria and yeast present in a mixture of flour and water.

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

Serves 6

Topping:
1/3 cup pecans, almonds or walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

Filling:
2 cups peeled and sliced peaches
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

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Louisiana Eats!
11:36 am
Wed June 1, 2011

The Rethinkers, Oysters, and Baumer Preserves

The ReThinkers are taking strides to improve New Orleans' lunchroom.

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups grated unpeeled raw zucchini
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves

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Louisiana Eats!
7:05 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

A World Without Fish & Georges' Olive Oil

Kurlansky's latest book aimed at children.

How To Dry Shrimp

1/2 lb. small sized unpeeled shrimp, head on
1/2 teaspoon salt

Pat shrimp dry and toss with salt. Arrange the shrimp in a single
layer on a paper plate. Cover with a sheet of paper towel and
microwave on high for 3 minutes intervals until shrimp are dried.

Eat as a snack or grind into a powder to use as an intense shrimp
flavoring agent.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:00 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Chef Suvir Saran on Top Chef, Third Wave Coffee in Louisiana

One of the many beautiful designs you'll find in a cup of third wave coffee.

Andouille in Creole Mustard Cream Sauce

Serves 16 as an appetizer

2 lbs. andouille sausage - sliced into 1/8th inch rounds
1 cup Creole mustard
1 cup heavy cream

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Louisiana Eats!
5:11 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Shadows on the Gulf & Holmes in the Quarter

BUSTER HOLMES' WORLD FAMOUS RED BEANS & RICE

1 pound red beans
1 pound smoked ham hock
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1/2 stick margarine

Pick through the beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire until done, about 2 hours. Add salt, pepper, margarine and cook 5 minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce, French bread and butter.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:56 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

NOLA Family Businesses

Bernie Joliet's Mamita & Papa making tamales in New Orleans' yesteryears.

How To Clean & Fry Soft Shell Crabs

With crab in one hand and kitchen shears in the other begin by removing the face about 1/2 inch, including the eye sockets and the mouth. Next turn the crab over and remove the apron.

Finally, remove the feathery gills from both sides of the crab by lifting up the pointed ends of the soft shell, pulling them away from the body and snipping them off. Make sure you cut through the fluid-filled sac right behind the face to prevent the popping that happens as they cook.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:53 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Anthony Bourdain & Jazzfest

Courtbouillon

Fish Fillet
1 lb. can of tomatoes
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bellpepper, chopped
3 Celery stalks, chopped
1/2 cup bacon grease or oil
1/2 cup flour
2 Garlic cloves
2 1/2 cups fish stock or water
2 Tsp. Thyme
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tsp. Pepper Sauce
Salt to taste

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