Cajun

Menu for the week of Mardi Gras (Feb 24)

Sat: Shrimp and grits (use Shrimp and Grits Recipe instead of Shrimp a la plancha and Grits with Creole Chutney) w/ salad
Sun: Fried Chicken w/ Dill Cucumber Salad, Deviled Potato Salad or Deviled Egg Potato Salad {Creamy & Chunky!}
Mon: Fried chicken cobb salad (lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, bacon, hard-boiled egg, fried chicken)
Tue: Gumbo w/ white rice, green veg
Wed: Sloppy Joe on hamburger buns w/ pickles and onions, potato salad, green veg
Thus: Gumbo and/or leftover sloppy joes
Fri: Out or leftovers

Fried Chicken

Menu for the week of Mar 2: Mardi Gras

Sat: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/gumbo with rice and green veg
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/fried-chicken with collard greens and https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/simple-biscuits
Mon: shrimp louis salad (greens, fried shrimp, avocado, tomato, onion, cucumber, creamy dressing)
Tue: gumbo with rice and green veg
Wed: fried chicken with cheesy grits and green veg
Thus: boudin blanc and/or fried chicken and/or fried shrimp 3poboys

Menu for the week of Feb 26 (Gumbo)

Sat: Spicy Shrimp and cheesy grits with green veg https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/shrimp-grits-367141
Broth, bell pepper, onion, garlic, bacon fat, “Cajun seasoning”, beer?
Sun: Tuna steak sandwiches w/ fresh shucked oysters and green veg
Mon: Gumbo, baguette, rice, salad and/or veg
Tue: Oyster Po Boys (use sweet/spicy pickles) - buy TUE: oysters, bread https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/po-boy-salad
Wed: [Po’boys for lunch] Out to Union Market

Cajun and Creole Menu for Feb 9 2014

Sat: Gumbo w/ white rice
Sun: Shrimp Étouffée
Mon: Blackened Red Snapper w/ dirty rice
Tues: Po Boy Salad
Wed: Leftover gumbo
Thus: Shrimp and Grits
Fri: Leftovers Etouffee

Etouffee (served)

Shrimp or Crawfish Étouffée

1 lb shrimp
2 Cups shrimp or seafood stock (you can make it from the shells of the shrimp)
4 Tbsp lard/fat/unsalted butter
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Onion, Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Celery, Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped
1 Cup fresh Tomatoes, diced
1/2 Cup Green Onions, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp minced Italian Parsley
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1 bundle of Fresh Thyme
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
4 T Creole seasoning (I added extra cayenne, Herbs De P, oregano, and smoked salt)
salt and pepper to taste

Shrimp Etouffee
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Shrimp and Hearts of Palm Rémoulade

Rémoulade

1/2 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
1 small shallot, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce

Pulse the first four ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped. Add mayonnaise, mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce; process until smooth. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.

Shrimp

Shrimp Remoulade
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Po-Boy Salad

For the salad, toss lettuce, avocado, diced red bell pepper, onion, and tomato with a sour-cream or mayonnaise based dressing spiked with a bit of tabasco sauce.

Mix 1:1 flour and cornmeal with salt, cayenne and cajun seasoning to taste. Toss in pre-shucked, drained oysters and shake until coated. If using shrimp, toss shrimp first in a scrambled egg, then in the breading.

Fry in hot oil until golden brown, drain and cool slightly, serve on top of the salad.

Oyster Po-Boy salad
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Menu for the week of Feb 10

A busy week, in the culinary-options world. Audrey's traveling, so no need to go crazy on valentine's themed meals, and we've just done a lot of Chinese and Asian themed weeks, so the Chinese New Year is out as a theme as well. That leaves simply Mardi Gras:

Saturday - Baked Oysters with Bacon and Leeks

Gumbo and bread

Baked Oysters with Bacon and Leeks

We had some leftover pre-shucked oysters and used them to make this Bon Appetit recipe. The recipe here originally used an entire 16-oz jar of pre-shucked oysters, but we halved it; serves two.

Ingredients
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 cup whipping cream

2 slices thick bacon (preferably applewood-smoked), chopped
1 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese

2 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; from 2 large leeks)

baked oysters
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Shrimp and Grits with Creole Chutney

This was adapted from an NYTimes article in search of an improved shrimp and grits recipe:

For the grits:

  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (a 50/50 mix of cheddar and jarlsberg works great)
  • dash paprika
Creole Gambas
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