Paul’s Crawfish Étouffée

Servings: 4  Source: Paul Harsha (adapted from “Cooking with Entergy”) INGREDIENTS 1 stick butter 1 cup celery chopped 1 cup bell pepper chopped 1 cup yellow onion chopped 1/2 cup green onion chopped 1/4 cup parsley chopped 1 clove garlic minced 1 teaspoon flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or to taste 14.5oz can diced tomatoes 1 pound crawfish … Read more

Carrot Hummus

My 3rd attempt to recreate Noir Bar’s amazing carrot hummus. Getting closer… Carrot Hummus Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 4 Source: Paul Harsha (from Ivy Larson)  INGREDIENTS 3 large carrots (cut into bite-sized pieces) 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 cloves garlic 1/4 teaspoon turmeric pinch cumin pinch smoked paprika sea salt & white pepper (to taste) sumac (optional) … Read more

Sorrel

Every summer we try a few new herbs in the container garden. This summer’s picks were chervil and red sorrel. The chervil was delicious, but dried up when it got hot. The sorrel is still going strong. Sorrel Pesto Difficulty: Easy Servings: about 1 cup Source: Two Small Farms  INGREDIENTS 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh sorrel ribs removed  1/3 cup packed fresh … Read more

Japanese Eggplant

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Difficulty: Easy  Servings: 2  INGREDIENTS For Eggplant: 1 Japanese Eggplant Shichimi Togarashi  4 tablespoons Peanut Oil Sesame Oil For Dressing: 4 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar 2 tablespoons Mirin 1 tablespoon ponzu or soy 1 teaspoon Red Miso 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil DIRECTIONS Eggplant:Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch roundsLightly coat a sheet pan with oilPlace eggplant on sheet, drizzle … Read more

Pickled Peppers

Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 25 min Difficulty: Easy Servings: About 8 pints  Source: tasteofhome.com  INGREDIENTS 4 quarts long red, green or yellow peppers (Hungarian, Banana, etc.) 1-1/2 cups canning salt 4 quarts plus 2 cups water, divided 10 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 garlic cloves, peeled DESCRIPTION Making your own pickled peppers is so easy and you will never have to buy store-bought peppers ever … Read more

Oscar’s Okra Salad

Servings: 4 to 6 Source: Oscar Levy  INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound Okra (small, whole)  1 Vidalia onion  1 tablespoon red wine vinegar  3/4 tablespoon olive oil  1 splash lemon juice  1 dash tabasco  1 tablespoon white wine vinegar  DIRECTIONS Pierce okra (leave whole). Boil with white wine vinegar until bright green. Blanch. Chop onion finely. Marinate okra, onion, vinegar & oil (refrigerate overnight). Season with lemon … Read more

Orecchiette With Borlotti Beans, Bitter Greens and Lemony Bread Crumbs

Main Dish, Pasta & Noodles, Vegan, Vegetarian Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Difficulty: Medium Servings: 6  Source: Joe Yonan  INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried orecchiette or other pasta shape 2 cups cooked borlotti (cranberry) beans, drained and liquid reserved Bread crumbs: 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 cup panko-style or other dry bread crumbs … Read more

Vegan American Goulash

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 110 min Total Time: 2 hours  Servings: 6  Source: Paul Harsha, adapted from a recipe by Ben Fink  INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. smart butter 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped (1/4 inch dice) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lb. plant based ground beef 1/4 cup red wine 2 tsp. garlic powder … Read more

Vegan Red Beans and Rice

This week marks the start of Mardi Gras, so I was hungry for Red Beans and Rice. We’ve been trying to have Meatless Mondays so I decided to try a Vegan recipe I found on the Internet. I made several modifications, but the base recipe is pretty much untouched. The original author suggests adding coconut … Read more

Pork Tenderloin with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS Pork: 2 Whole Pork Tenderloins (1.5 to 3 pounds total) Cherry Coke Marinade: 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Cherry Cola 1/2 Tablespoon Sour Cherry concentrate (optional) 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Minced Onion 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke (if searing) Vinaigrette: 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil 1/3 Cup thinly sliced shallots Kosher salt … Read more