Mardi Gras Delicacies with the Ninety Nine Cent Chef
You are in for a movable feast throughout this Cajun vacation referred to as Mardi Gras, and subsequent week is the fruits: Fats Tuesday. Learn on and watch my movies to see some delish Cajun recipes, plus I am going to even offer you a private Po’ Boy Sandwich Tour of New Orleans. So scroll on down!Click on any picture to see larger.
I lived in Gonzales, Louisiana throughout my highschool daze. I did not know what to anticipate when our household moved there from Texas. I did some wild stuff over the subsequent 4 years and ate a quantity of down-home Cajun cooking. The video under takes place in a neighborhood flea market, so test it out to get the flavour of the place.
Cajun Flea Market Eats – Video
I hitchhiked with my highschool buddy Marvin to New Orleans for Mardi Gras throughout college break. Again then it was all about grabbing a Po’boy Sandwich, listening to music, catching some beads thrown down by inebriated revelers perched behind French Quarter iron wrought balconies or Mardi Gras parade floats, and getting a superb buzz (we have been underage, so no booze, however we discovered different pure ways.)
Chef, Marvin & Dennis – highschool buddies We knew no concern and locals have been pleasant sufficient – even selecting us up, a few hitchhiking long-haired youngsters. One memorable journey was in a hand-painted hippie Volkswagon van have been the school aged, tie-dye carrying driver, and funky chicks, in tight bell backside denims, on the again bench seat passing round a doobie, earlier than dropping us off within the city.
Looks like Pink State Louisiana is quickly becoming a member of Blue State California in legalizing marijuana for medical use. I assume we will all get alongside if there’s a peace pipe to share.
I’ve saved in contact with my highschool buddy Marvin and wish to look him up once I land in New Orleans. Take a glance at the video under to see how I (dinner) roll lately, once I tour the Crescent City in quest of a scrumptious Po’ Boy Sandwich with my highschool bud, Marvin – all of the tasty particulars are in my original weblog publish here.
You will get a street-level expertise of the Big Easy and the eccentric locals from my documentary brief below.
New Orleans Po’ Boy Tour – Video
I know you’re right here for the recipes, too, and boy do I’ve a pirogue boatful. Between Mother and my Cajun line-cooking nephews, Matt and Zakk, I acquired that covered.
It rapidly turns into a celebration once I go to Gonzales Louisiana to see my Cajun household. And this primary recipe is made with a beer flavored sauce. Warning, within the video we needed to undergo a Party Pack of Abita Beer to search out simply the correct flavor.
My nephew Matt has been cooking for years now and has some main culinary skillz. I am going to let him provide the low down on a Southern traditional Shrimp and Grits video recipe (click right here for recipe pictures and text.)
Chef Matt’s Shrimp & Grits – Video
The least expensive Cajun entree is Red Beans and Rice — made by my Southern pal Miss Patti. She is a vegetarian with a menagerie of critters she carry on her property simply exterior town of New Orleans.
For actual New Orleans-style Pink Beans you want to use the model of beans referred to as Camellia. However if you cannot discover them, it’s okay to make use of any low cost pink kidney beans.
We at all times have a superb time collectively and you’ll too watching us prepare dinner collectively. Recipe particulars are a click on away, here.
Ms. Patti’s Vegan Pink Beans and Rice – Video
Mom is conscious of Cajun delicacies greatest. And he or she is right here to share a few with you proper now.
It’s greatest to begin out originally and here is the primary recipe we did together, Mom’sJambalaya.
I make this recipe essentially the most. Nothing too it: simply brown rooster items and sausage with an entire chopped onion. Lastly add rice and water to make the perfect consolation meals ever. Nicely that is my Mom’s model of Jambalaya (click here to learn all about it.)
Mom’s Jambalaya – Video
Mom additionally makes a killer Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. The trick is all within the deep chocolate coloured roux – really simply flour that is slowly browned in oil.
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo – Video
Lately, when Mother makes sizzling and spicy Gumbo she provides a scoop of coolCajun Potato Salad. Final time she was right here in Los Angeles I acquired her to make some, and my cute niece Maranda dropped by to assist. This recipe is a household affair you may take a glance at below.
Mom’s Cajun Potato Salad – Video
My different line cooking nephew, Zakk, is conscious of methods to blacken fish the Cajun approach. And boy does he do a skillful job at it, as my video below will attest. He additionally throws in a thoughts blowing facet of Sweet Potato Hash, and sure, it’s loaded with bacon.
Zakk’s recipe will get everybody in on the motion together with his Mother and my Mother, whom make a noshing look. So do take a glance at his scrumptious Cajun recipes under and click here for all of the written details.
Zakk’s Blackened Fish with Candy Potato Hash – Video
My most outrageous Cajun recipe is an Alligator Po’ Boysandwich made by my nephew Chef Matt. They are saying alligator tastes like rooster — to me it’s near the feel of a pork chop, and tastes someplace between rooster and shrimp. Simply take a glance at the recipe video and ensure to observe all the approach in which to the top, the place the kinfolk go hog wild over the Alligator Po’ Boy.
Alligator Po’ Boy – Video
If you’re notin New Orleans attending the glittery and debauched Mardi Gras festivities, you may nonetheless have a tasty good time – should you bear in mind to bookmark this web page and are available again to make any of my Cajun Mardi Gras meals. So Laissez les bons temps rouler!
New Orleans Po’ Boy Dining:
Short Cease Po-Boys – 119 Transcontinental Drive (near New Orleans Airport)
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Phone: (504) 885-4572
Mother’s Restaurant – 401 Poydras
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant – 2533 Constance Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
For a tasty native Los Angeles Po’ Boy strive The Gumbo Pot in the Mid-City positioned Farmer’s Market. $11.55 for Shrimp or Oyster, and $11.75 for Blended. For menu click here. Warning, the seafood Po’ Boys have a bitter chew due to inserted sliced lemon — I normally take the slices out.