Smoked Sausage and Quail Jambalaya (G2G, blog, with Richard’s andouille for Fall)

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My love for quail, no, my obsession for any Cajun recipe that has quail as the central ingredient, drives me in my creative quest for the ultimate dish using this tasty bird. No doubt, you’ve seen my quail gumbo, my stuffed quail, smothered quail, and fried quail, so why not a quail jambalaya. And these …

Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast with Cauliflower Mash

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Lighten up with my Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast with Cauliflower Mash. This boneless, skinless breast of chicken is flavor-filled, herb-infused, and laced with a delicate lemon thyme cream reduction. It’s baked, broiled, and sauced to perfection. It’s Spring in the South. And it’s time to turn an eye (and stomach) to lighter fare. This is …

Pulled Pork Tacos with Creole Crema

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For Cinco de Mayo, South of the border meets South Louisiana in this Pulled Pork Tacos with Creole Crema–a taco taste sensation. I love how the citrus flavors of the orange-brined pork shoulder are elevated by the spike of jalapeños and Cajun seasoning that work so deliciously with farm-fresh vegetables. And the cool and creamy …

Guinness Beef and Mushroom Stew

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This hearty beef stew is rich with the umami flavors of mushrooms, beef, dark roux, and Guinness. Yes, Guinness Extra Stout beer. My Guinness Beef and Mushroom Stew is a bowlful of St. Patrick’s Day happiness. I’m green with envy at communities that passionately celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is an upbeat holiday that every …

Whole Braised Oxtail with Pepper Jelly Glaze

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Painted with a sweet and spicy glaze, and braised in a dark cauldron of flavor, my Whole Braised Oxtail with Pepper Jelly Glaze will fire up your taste buds with fork-tender beefiness. Meat close to the bone is my all-time favorite, and I’ve written much about them all—pork neckbones, smoked turkey necks, ham hocks and …

It’s That Time of Year – Boudin King Cake

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Year after year, my Boudin King Cake is the top Mardi Gras recipe on Acadiana Table. And could this Boudin King Cake recipe be easier? Well, actually it could if we did a 1-minute video to demonstrate how simple it is. Take a look and then scroll down for all the details. There are many …

Cajun Pig Roast (Cochon de Lait)

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Fall-apart tender Roast Pig with a layer of crackling skin competes on the platter with a double helping of Paella Rice and Creole Smothered Green Beans. This dish is the iconic cochon de lait, a Cajun culinary event that is full of flavor and French tradition. Communal gatherings centered on food and family are at …

Short Rib Onion Soup: The Best Soup on Earth?

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For days after you’ve had this dish, your memory of it will not fade. In vivid detail, you will recall it all: the sweetness of the onions; the rich beef stock; the notes of rosemary and thyme in the pot; the chunks of tender beef short rib that add hearty flavor: the velvet cloak of …

How To Build a Charcuterie Board For Your Next Party

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So, what do you do when you don’t know what to cook? Don’t cook. Yes, I said it: This is a post on my food blog that’s advocating not to cook. No recipe, no pots and pans, no hot stovetop, and no fuss. This Charcuterie Board will change the way you think about entertaining with …

Jalapeño Pepper Jack Stuffed Tasso Roast

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With the first bite of this tender Jalapeño Pepper Jack Stuffed Tasso Roast, smoke and spice are the flavors that flood your taste buds, but then the depth of a peppery cheese stuffing and a dark roux-based onion gravy fill you with comfort. This may be my new favorite fall recipe, and I owe it …