Cajun French: le poisson (lu poo-a-son) – fish
While traveling we are not always able to buy fresh fish and we had been fresh fish deprived for a while. Heading back to south Mississippi, we knew fresh fish was waiting. Laurie enjoys fish en papillote and had not had it for some time. John’s creative juices started flowing and below is the result.
Mais C’est Bon!
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Cajun French: le pain d’maïs (lu pain d’ma-ee) – cornbread
Black-eyed peas are a must in our home on New Year’s Day. It is one of those traditions and it must be carried on. We have been known to bring dishes with us as we travel and heat them in a hotel room – just so we carry on tradition.
This year, 2015, we decided to break from tradition. No, we still cooked black-eyed peas; we just did it a little differently. We cooked our black-eyed peas and cornbread together as a layered bake.
Mais C’est Bon!
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We were grilling Salmon and looking for something to have as a side dish. I had four large mushrooms and decided to stuff them and use as our side dish. If you do not have Andouille, use any sausage you have on hand and use any type of greens you have also. Mais C’est Bon!!
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Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce
In skillet place one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil, sauté ½ onion finely chopped until translucent. To a medium high fire add ½ cup Vodka. Allow it to flame and burn itself out. Add 2 medium tomatoes which have been seeded and cut into small chunks. Cook until soft. Add ½ cup of heavy cream, ½ teaspoon cornstarch mixed with a little water, and salt to taste. Cook on medium low heat until cooked (3-5 minutes). Continue reading “Cajun Ravioli with Vodka Cream Sauce”
Why did we put these ingredients together? As you look over recipes we post here, you need to keep in mind why we choose to put together the ingredients for a particular dish. Usually it’s because we either found them fresh at the Farmers Market, or to make them Cajun. Let’s take a look at this fig recipe.
The bread we used is something we found from our local Farmer’s Market, it could have been almost any fresh specialty bread found locally. Continue reading “Honeyed Figs with Andouille”
Sometimes those culinary accidents just happen when you think, “Oh, I have such and such in the frig which will go well with this.” For example, we don’t make Party Salad just to make Morning Sunburst, however, in making breakfast one morning, we remembered we had Party Salad left and incorporated it into this recipe. Now when we have left over Party Salad, we’ll remember the Morning Sunburst.
Enjoy! Mais C’est Bon!!
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