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New Orleans-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

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 Looking to bring a little taste of New Orleans to your Thanksgiving table? Enjoy some of the city’s unique ingredients and cooking styles to create a Southern and often Creole-style meal or sides to share with your family, friends and coworkers this holiday season. Here are three recipes to try.

 

Mirliton Casserole with Crabmeat, Crawfish and Shrimp (courtesy of Nola.com)

Makes 24 to 30 side-dish servings

12 medium to large mirlitons, scrubbed

2 sticks (1/2 pound) plus 2 tablespoons butter

4 cups finely chopped yellow onions

6 large cloves garlic, minced

6 medium bay leaves

1/4 cup minced parsley leaves

1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped

1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped

1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over

1 pound peeled crawfish tails, coarsely chopped

1 pound peeled boiled shrimp, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon salt or to taste

3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste

3/4 teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste

3 tablespoons Worcestershire

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Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast has a new Blueberry Recipe!

Blueberries are so ripe down here is south Louisiana that they are falling off the bushes! Considering the drought for the last few months it  has turned out to be a good crop and they are plump and juicy.

At your uptown/garden district bed and breakfast, we use the freshest ingredients  that are available. Larry, owner of  the 1896 O’Malley House , another New Orleans B&B;,  shared this recipe with me. I have served it several times now and the plates come back empty. You might give it a try, its quick and easy . read more »

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Praline Bacon

Amy , Dan and Avery, my favorite guests from Neveda  requested our recipe  for praline bacon.    This is sooooo good!   I serve this with  sweet potato and pecan waffles.

The key ingredient is Steen’s Cane Syrup.   Since 1910, five generations of Steen’s have produced this cane syrup in Abbeyville Louisiana.   They  still use the original recipe , steam equipment  and open kettle method to make pure cane syrup.  It is  thick and dark with a  very distinct and robust flavor.

1 pound good thick cut bacon
4 TBS cane syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped fine read more »

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Christmas Pralines

One of my fond memories of Christmas were  the tins that were filled with my Mom’s homemade candies. She would start weeks ahead to fill them with divinity, chocolate and peanut butter fudge and of coarse those melt in your mouth  creamy pralines.

Nowadays, most pralines are sold in small boutiques and gift shops in the French Quarter. I ‘m not a fan of those shops as I find them to be too sugary and they crystallize  very quickly. I much prefer my Mom’s recipe that is rich and creamy. Give it a try, you and your family will be fighting over them at the Christmas table!

4 tablespoons butter(unsalted)
1/2 cup + 4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 cups fresh pecan pieces

Line baking sheets using wax paper.

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Sun Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Quiche

I am always searching for new breakfast ideas. I found this recipe in  Breakfasts Brunches published by the Culinary Institute of America. There are over 175 recipes from the world’s premier culinary college.  There are new and familiar breakfast beverages, breakfast breads,  pastries  and  breakfast and brunch  standards -  pancakes, crepes, waffles, eggs and hot cereals with a new flair. The photo’s alone will make you salivate!

Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche read more »

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Bananas Foster, A true New Orleans experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Orleans was the major entry port for bananas coming from Central and South America back in the 1950’s. Owen Edward Brennan asked chef Paul Blangé to experiment with bananas and find a novel culinary creation to promote the “exotic” imported fruit. Bananas Foster emerged as a hit dish and is still a New Orleans’ inspired favorite.

Until the next time you visit New Orleans, try this recipe at home.

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It’s Creole Tomato Time!

Don’t you look forward to this time of the year!  There is nothing better than a big juicy slice of creole tomato on white bread with mayo and salt and pepper! Not only is it a tasty thing but it  brings back wonderful childhood memories of stopping along side the highway down in St. Bernard parish to buy a big old basket full.

A salad combination you may never expect, but are sure to love, is sweet and tangy Watermelon and Tomato Salad. I first had this salad last year at the restaurant Coquette while shopping on Magazine Street.

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