Poppy Tooker

Holiday Edition

Dec 21, 2011

Alon Shaya's Chanukah Donuts

Serves 6 people

On this jolly edition of Louisiana Eats!, Poppy discusses the obscure, yet larger-than-life story of Eugene Walter. Then we'll get advice from W.I.N.O.'s Bryan Burkey about selecting wine for your gift-giving holiday celebration.

Champagne Mustard

Yield: 3 cups

1 1/3 cups Coleman's dry mustard
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups champagne (Regina white wine) vinegar
6 eggs

Mix together dry ingredients. Add vinegar. Mix in eggs one at a time and continue beating in a double boiler until thick.

Joel Salatin of Virginia's Polyface Farm discusses his radical farming philosophies.

Thanksgiving Edition

Nov 23, 2011

Fine Design

Nov 16, 2011

SEAFOOD GUMBO

1/2 CUP OIL
1 CUP FLOUR
4 GUMBO CRABS
2 LBS. SHRIMP
1 ONION, CHOPPED
1 BELL PEPPER, CHOPPED
3 STALKS CELERY, CHOPPED
2 LBS. OKRA, SLICED 1/4"
OIL FOR FRYING OKRA
1 - 1 LB. CAN CRUSHED TOMATOES
1 GALLON SHRIMP STOCK
1 CLOVE GARLIC
2 T THYME
1 BAY LEAF
1 BUNCH GREEN ONIONS
CRYSTAL HOT SAUCE TO TASTE

Crabmeat Ravigote

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.

A Chef Who Nose

Nov 2, 2011

Salade de Xuxu

Serves 4

2 raw merlitons (choyotes)
3 oranges
1 bunch of green onion, sliced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh coriander, parsley or mint, finely chopped

Harvest Edition

Oct 26, 2011

Creole Mustard Cream Sauce

Yields approximately 1 cup

1/2 cup Creole mustard
1 cup heavy cream

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.

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Boudin & Beer

Oct 12, 2011

Creole Carbonnades

Serves 6 - 8

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

Crystal Honey Sauce

1/2 cup Crystal hot sauce
1/4 cup honey

This recipe originates with Chef Darin Nesbit of the Bourbon House. Chef Darin tosses fried alligator in the sauce and serves it with blue cheese dressing for dipping, a la buffalo wings.

Bring the 1/2 cup Crystal hot sauce to a boil in a saucepan and boil until it has reduced in volume by half. Add the honey to the hot sauce, return to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook together for 10 minutes.

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