Quick Seafood and Chicken Sausage Gumbo When Paul Prudhomme’s first cookbook, Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen, came out, I think I made every last one of his gumbos in the span of a few weeks. To this day, his are the recipes I always refer to when I make gumbo. More often than not, however, […]
AS IT SIMMERS, THIS STEW FILLS THE KITCHEN WITH GINGER’S WARM AROMA. Complement it with something fresh. I prefer a bowl of steamed bok choy or Napa cabbage and a simple salad – sliced or julienned cucumbers and radishes tossed with rice wine vinegar and a sprinkle of sugar. Serves 6 to 8. 8 boneless, […]
This comforting, old-fashioned soup freezes well, so double the recipe and freeze half for an easy dinner. Just thaw and reheat.
Yet another in the seemingly endless parade of hearty one-pot dishes from the Creole and Cajun traditions, jambalaya is a close cousin of Spanish paella (which comes as no surprise given Louisiana’s previous ownership by Spain). I love jambalaya, whether it’s made in the “red” Creole style, with tomatoes, or in the “brown” Cajun style, […]
This is a hearty, chunky soup that’s perfect for using leftover cooked beef or steak. Sun dried tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and basil give this soup a South of France flavor. It freezes beautifully, too. It’s also great served with Crostini.
We use country sausage in this soup but if you like it with a little more heat you can use a spicier sausage. Yields 2 ½ Quarts ¾ pound country sausage, cut into ½-inch thick rounds 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 2 […]
This beautiful soup has a just a touch of of spice and is garnished with refreshing dill. Yields 2 ½ Quarts 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 2 1/2 pounds carrots, roughly chopped 1 small red bell pepper, cored seeded and chopped (about […]
Our hearty Beef Stew can be made one day ahead letting the flavors intensify. Add a little stock before you reheat to thin out the sauce. Serves 6 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds chuck roast cut into 1½ x 1½-inch cubes, trimmed of some excess fat 1 yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 3 […]
This soup can be a meal in itself. Serve with a tossed green salad for an easy winter meal. Yields 2 ½ Quarts 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 2 medium carrots, diced (about 1 cup) 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups roasted […]
You can use leftover roasted chicken for this quick and soup. Serve along side your favorite vegetarian sandwich made on Focaccia bread. Yields 3 Quarts 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 2 medium carrots, diced (about 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]