Top Rated Roux Recipes

Spinach
What’s the secret to bringing out the flavor of spinach? In a word: nutmeg. But make sure to start with whole nutmeg and grate it as needed; ground nutmeg just doesn’t have the same potency. This recipe has been adapted from the 2011 Gourmet Live Holiday Special Edition.
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Crawfish Stew with Cinnamon and Star Anise
Sweet, spicy notes of cinnamon and star anise permeate the broth for this delicious crawfish stew that gets thickened at the end with a cold, dark roux for the perfect consistency. If you want to turn up the heat level, feel free to add Tabasco to your heart's desire. Click here to see Mardi Gras: The Feast Before the Fast.
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Béchamel is a home-economics-class sauce. You learn to make it, but you never conceive of using it again. But a good béchamel has its place in the world, though mostly as a supporting player rather than a star. You can’t make a cheese soufflé without béchamel, some delicious lasagnas are made moist with béchamel (called besciamella in Italian), and real mac and cheese is all about the sauce, which starts with béchamel. Many béchamels are made with only milk, but I’m adding 30 percent cream because I like the depth of flavor it imparts. Don’t be tempted to add a lot of nutmeg. It’s fun to grate, but it can call unwanted attention to itself. Click here to read more about sauces. 
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Everyone loves creamy, savory sausage gravy spooned over a doughy biscuit, and we think that they might like it even more when it’s doused all over crispy, hot fries, too. Click  here to see 15 Over-the-Top Fry Recipes
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Clam Chowder
Classic clam chowder, made hearty with bacon and potatoes, will warm you up on even the coldest nights throughout the winter. This recipe comes from L&E Oyster Bar in Los Angeles.Click Here to See More Chowder Recipes 
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After trying this recipe once, using Cheez-Its as a crust for your mac and cheese will be a no-brainer. Too much cheese, you say? Not even close. The salty, crunchy qualities of the crackers add a balance of texture and flavor to a creamy, mild, (and dare we say cheesy) mac and cheese.  Click here to see 6 Easy Cheez-It Recipes
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Shrimp Étouffée
Etouffée means "smothered," as any fan of Cajun cooking knows, and Joshua Marks didn't skip any of the classic vegetables in the sauce that smothered his shrimp. This is a finely honed version of the traditional preparation, and even though a stick of butter may seem generous for a pound of shrimp… well, the dish would miss it if you used less. To get the roux to a medium golden color and cook it properly, you need this volume of butter and flour. And it's true to the spirit of generations of generous, open-handed Cajun cooks, who aren't known for starting a dish with merely a tablespoon or two of butter! Once the wine and stock have gone in, the sauce simmers until it's thick and smooth. At this point, your étouffée is pretty much ready, so don't add the shrimp until the rice is cooked and your guests are seated at the table. It doesn't take long to smother the shrimp once they go in. Click here to see Cook Like a MasterChef at Home.
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Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen Cover
This is a barbecue turkey take on a hot chicken sandwich — a Quebec staple. Tender pulled turkey meat is sandwiched between two slices of bread, then smothered with gravy and sweet peas… Come to think of it, Quebecers seem to douse everything in gravy: fries, sandwiches… The only thing that’s got no gravy is the train. I had to punch that ticket in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
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Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie: synonymous with love for many, or just eating your feelings. It is iconic. Read this entire recipe from start to finish. You need to understand what you are getting into.These pies are not difficult, but it is imperative to accomplish more than one thing at a time. For this recipe, you must cook the chicken before it goes in the pie. You also cook the vegetables and make the gravy. Organize your tasks well and you can accomplish these things at the same time.The best pot for this is a Dutch oven or a big, somewhat deep cast-iron one. Click here to see A Gluten-Free ThanksgivingClick here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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Created by New York City's Kamal Rose and former NFL player Bill Ard, this shrimp recipe is a true representation of its New Orleans surroundings. A dirty rice filled with chicken liver, kidney beans, and aromatics makes it stand out from most versions of the Southern specialty. 
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Japanese Curry
The truth is that this is not a very pretty dish and never will be. But it's good, so good. I've served it over Japanese short-grain rice but like it best when I use basmati… that slight nuttiness only adds to the overall flavor. Don't let this ugly duckling fool you; make this dish!
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I call this the ultimate because of the sauce — it's perfectly smooth and creamy, just the way I like it. If you prefer a less smooth cheese or a different flavor profile, feel free to substitute your favorite cheeses in. Just remember what Laura Werlin says when it comes to cheese: an infinite number of cheeses can go into your mac and cheese, but what matters is the results you're looking for. Choose the cheeses that will give you those results. 
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