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Entries Tagged as 'Seafood'

Trout Pontchartrain

February 19th, 2010 · 16 Comments

This classic dish has also seen a revitalization lately among restaurants both in and outside of Louisiana, and variations include additional ingredients in the topping such as shrimp and crawfish tails. In addition, some are now adding a thicker batter to the fish with eggs and breading, such as with panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture.

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Tags: Cajun · Columns Hotel · Eiffel Tower Restaurant · Entrees · Recipes · Sauces · Seafood

Lenten season and a spicy shrimp recipe

February 18th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Question: Are you giving up anything for the Lenten season? Are you giving back anything as alms-giving to support your community?

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Tags: Cajun · Entrees · Recipes · Seafood

Spicy Asian Chili Prawns ~ New Orleans Style

February 11th, 2010 · 18 Comments

The French bread base in this preparation is added to soak up all the flavorful sauce. The thick slice of French bread is cut about 1” thick and on a bias cut, meaning at an angle. It is then coated with olive oil and toasted for just a few minutes before plating this dish. I have recorded the recipe as presented in the video demonstration here for ease of preparation and documentation.

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Tags: Appetizers · Creole · French Cuisine · Italian · Recipes · Seafood · Videos

Crawfish Bisque

February 10th, 2010 · 19 Comments

A few ingredients not found in the original recipe, but that I added is the brandy and heavy cream. Most great bisques that I have had the pleasure of tasting typically are finished with a bit of brandy and cream. Therefore, I have included these two ingredients for finishing this bisque as well.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · French Cuisine · Recipes · Seafood · Soups

The Soul of New Orleans, Gumbo, and Mardi Gras Too

February 2nd, 2010 · 15 Comments

The Soul of New Orleans is a wonderful short video narrated by Wright Thompson, and highlights the current elation that the city is feeling now. With Mardi Gras in full swing and parades rolling on weekend days and weekday nights, and wit the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl for the first time this Sunday (02/07/2010), the city is alive more than ever before since Katrina. This Spirit of Louisiana and The Soul of New Orleans is especially represented with this fantastic video.

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Tags: Cajun · Culture · Events · Mardi Gras · Recipes · Seafood · Soups