Louisiana Eats

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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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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