Blackened seasoning blend

Ingredients

1 tbsp paprika
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp dried tarragon
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried marjoram

How to prepare

Mix this up well, and then dip the fish fillets first in melted butter, then smear the seasoning mixture on both sides of the fish. Heat a cast iron skillet for about eight minutes on high heat. Put the fillets in the pan without crowding, pour a few tablespoons of melted butter on top, cook on both sides for about two minutes and serve immediately with butter and lemon.

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Dirty rice

Ingredients

2 medium onions finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 lb chicken giblets, finely chopped
1 lb bulk sausage, crumbled
1/2 cup bacon drippings or oil

1/2 cup flour
2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
tabasco sauce to taste
6 green onion tops, chopped
6 sprigs parsley, chopped
9 cup hot cooked rice

How to prepare

Prepare vegetables as directed in food processor. Add crushed garlic. Chop chicken giblets in same manner; set aside. Brown sausage in large pot. Remove and set aside. To sausage drippings, add enough bacon drippings or oil to make 1/2 cup. Add flour and brown, stirring constantly, over medium heat until the roux is very dark brown, about the color of an old penny. Be very careful not to scorch this roux. Immediately add chopped vegetables and stir and cook a few minutes; then add chopped chicken giblets and cook until the pink color is gone. Add water, the sausage and seasonings and simmer two hours or more. Thirty minutes before serving, add onion tops and parsley. Before serving add hot cooked rice and mix well.

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Basic rib rub

Ingredients

1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp ground oregano
4 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp white pepper
3 tbsp celery salt
3 tbsp garlic powder

How to prepare

Blend all ingredients. Use about 3 tbsp rub per side of ribs. Makes about 1 1/3 cups. Source: dallas morning news – 6/29/94

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roasted chicken soup w/ sage dumplings

Ingredients

1 lb yellow onion chopped finely
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
2 cups chopped roasted chicken
4 plum tomatoes, peeled/seeded/chopped
3 cubed med potatoes
2 cubed carrots
2 to 3 roasted ears of corn off the cob
2 roasted/peeled/seeded poblano chiles
6 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp chile powder
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried sage (to be added to dumplings)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bisquick or other dumpling recipe

How to prepare

Saut

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Cajun prime rib

Ingredients

4 lb prime rib roast (10-1/2 lbs)
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
Seasoning mix
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp, salt
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp, white pepper
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp, fennel seeds
1 tbsp plus 3/4 tsp, black pepper
2 1/2 tbsp dry mustard
2 1/2 tbsp ground cayenne pepper

How to prepare

Remove fat cap off top of meat (butcher can do this for you) and save. Place the Roast, standing on the rib bones, in a very lg roasting pan. Then with a knife Make several dozen punctures through the silver skin so seasoning can permeate meat Pour a very generous, even layer of black pepper over the top of the meat (the Pepper should completely cover it), repeat with the garlic powder, then the salt, Totally covering the preceding layer carefully arrange the onions in an even layer On top so as not to knock off the seasoning place the fat cap back on top Refrigerate 24 hours bake ribs in a 550f oven until the fat is dark brown and crispy On top, about 35 minutes remove from oven and cool slightly refrigerate until well Chilled, about 3 hours (this is done so the juices will solidify and the steaks can Be cooked rare ) remove fat cap and discard with the blade of a lg knife, scrape Off the onions and as much of the seasonings as possible and discard then with a Long knife, slice between ribs into 6 steaks (4 will have bones), trim the cooked Surface of meat from the 2 pieces that were on the outside of the roast season and Cook in your favorite way for steaks To blacken the steaks: Combine the ingredients of the seasoning mix thoroughly in a sm bowl, you will Have about 8 tbsp sprinkle the steaks generously and evenly on both sides with the Mix using about 4 tsp on each steak and pressing it in with your hands heat a cast Iron skillet over very high heat until it is beyond the smoking stage and you see White ash on the skillet bottom-at least 10 minutes (the skillet cannot be too hot For this method ) place one steak in the hot skillet (cook only one side at a time) And cook over a very high heat until the underside starts to develop a heavy, black Crust, about 2 to 3 minutes turn the steak over and cook until the underside is Crusted like the first, about 2 to 3 minutes more repeat with the remaining steaks Serve each steak while piping hot (*note*: if you don’t have a commercial hood vent Over your stove, this dish may smoke you out of the kitchen it’s worth it! But you Can also cook it outdoors on a gas grill, a charcoal fire doesn’t get hot enough to “blacken” the steak properly yield: 6 servings

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Crawfish etouffe

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tsp flour
1 1/2 cup onion; minced
1/2 cup scallion; chopped
1/2 cup celery; chopped
2 garlic clove; minced
1 tsp tomato paste
2 cup fish stock (see note)
1 cup tomato; chopped
2 cup crayfish meat
1/4 cup parsley; chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper, black
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cup rice, cooked – hot

How to prepare

Melt butter in lb saucepan over low heat; remove from heat and stir in flour until smooth. Return to heat and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, until roux is dark brown. Stir in chopped white and green onions, celery and garlic; cook about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste to fish stock; stir into onion mixture. Add tomatoes, crayfish, parsley and seasonings; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice. Note: make fish stock from heads and tails of fish and/or crawfish. Yield: 4 servings.

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Vegetarian red beans and dirty rice

Ingredients

2 cup brown rice
1 1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup finely diced carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp chili powder
3 3/4 cup vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cup cooked red beans
1 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

How to prepare

Place medium-sized pot over med heat add the rice, onion, garlic, carrots, Celery, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, and chili powder, and heat for 3 to 5 mins, Stirring almost constantly, until lightly browned in another pot, bring the stock And bay leaf to a boil and add to the rice mixture cover the pan, lower the heat, And simmer for 15 mins add the beans, tomatoes, corn, and salt stir, cover, and Simmer for 15 more mins, or until the liquid is absorbed remove from the heat and Add the parsley and cilantro makes 8 cups, serves 6 to 8.

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Justin Wilson’s Pot Roast Magnifique

Ingredients

4 lb Chuck Roast
Salt and Cayenne Pepper
3 whole cloves garlic
3 pickled Hot Peppers
3 Shallots
6 whole sm Red Potatoes
3 lg Carrots, chopped 1″
6 med Boiling Onions
1 can (16 oz) whole Mushrooms, drained
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup Beaujolais Wine
1/4 tsp Angostura Bitters

How to prepare

Salt and pepper the roast. Cut 3 slits into the meat, and stuff each with a garlic clove, a hot pepper, and a shallot. Put the rest of the vegetables in the bottom of a Crock-Pot. Place the stuffed roast on top of the vegetables. Mix the Worcestershire, wine, and bitters. Pour over the roast. Cover and cook on LOW for 10-12 hours. Serve with French Bread.

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Spicy cajun game hens

Ingredients

2 (20-oz each) cornish game hens, cut in half lengthwise
14 1/2 oz can cajun style stewed tomatoes
2 green onions, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 red pepper, cut in strips
1 green pepper, cut in strips
1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350

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