Green peppers in Cajun dishes inspired this recipe. For a healthy choice instead of andouille, substitute chicken sausage, cubed chicken or other protein.— Sarah Larson, Carlsbad, CaliforniaFor more recipes, visit Taste of Home
This gumbo was created for Craig Claiborne of The New York Times. When he asked chef Folse to come to his home on Long Island to create a special dinner depicting the evolution of Cajun and Creole cuisine, he knew this unusual dish would be the perfect choice.
Recipe courtesy of chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, Restaurant R’evolution
According to the Hot Mess Kitchen Girls the key is not to wallow in your jealousy, instead you should cook and tell yourself just how not jealous you are.Recipe Courtesy of Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman of the HOT MESS KITCHEN Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life.
Gumbo is all about flavor; it tastes great, it’s thick, spicy, and it sticks to your ribs. I like to make it for tailgates because it’s one of those dishes that warms you up, and it’s easy to serve a large group of people.
I love a country breakfast on the weekend or a lazy weekday and this andouille sausage and eggs stir fry brings back memories of my french grandfather. On Sunday mornings he would fry together what ever was left in the refrigerator and a pan of potatoes! The house smelled so good we all went running to the kitchen. Miss those amazing mornings but I hold on tight to the memories! I had the best grandparents and they brought so much love to our family and it started every morning in the kitchen!
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There are really no limits to the ways you can prepare paella. One thing not to compromise on, however, is the quality of the seafood for this recipe. Look for fresh, wild-caught shrimp — they have better flavor. Add in chunks of cod, mussels, or scallops for variation.
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Proud Louisiana State University grads Clay Boulware and Adam Lathan couldn’t find any good gumbo in New York, so they decided to take things into their own hands by opening up an authentic Cajun restaurant that serves up spicy gumbo and huge po'boys. This recipe comes straight from their kitchen, and they recommend making it a day before you plan on serving it, as it will be even better after a night in the fridge. Kick it up a notch with hot sauce and extra cayenne pepper.Recipe courtesy of The Gumbo Bros.
Down in New Orleans, everyone claims to have a gumbo recipe that’s "the best ever." Well, I’ve got mine, too. Here it is. I learned the technique for making chicken gumbo 25 years ago, while working at K-Paul's in the French Quarter. The addition of the ham hock is something I came up with when we opened Town Hall. It adds body, richness, and a slightly smoky flavor. (If you can’t find a ham hock, just double the amount of andouille sausage.) Making gumbo is an example of what I call a long-term relationship recipe. Not only do you have to find your way with it over time, but, let’s face it, making gumbo takes a while. So think of this dish as an opportunity to cook for a group of your friends and get everyone involved. Simply put, gumbo is the perfect party dish. If you are on your own, gumbo, like most soups and stews, matures with time, so preparing it early in the morning or even a day in advance will only make it better.
A good gumbo demands a good roux, and making a good roux is an art. First, it helps to have the right tools. For the amount of roux this recipe requires, you need a cast-iron pan eight to 10 inches in diameter. That’s the perfect size for the amount of flour and oil you are going to use. Also, let’s be honest here: When you make a roux, you need to be careful. If it gets on your skin, it is going to burn. They don’t call it Cajun napalm for nothing.
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This recipe comes from Chef Art Smith's Atlanta restaurant, Southern Art. Featuring plenty of butter, chopped sausage, and scallions amongst the grits and shrimp, this savory dish is an update on a classic Southern staple.
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