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River Watch Week – New Orleans District Nosh

River Watch Week – New Orleans District Nosh

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed downriver we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Cheese Grits makes a soft landing for the bold regional flavors.

Cheese Grits makes a soft landing for the bold regional flavors.

Here are some city classics and country favorites to add to your dinner plan on days you crave upscale creole as well as those you need down home comfort Cajun.

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Creole vs. Cajun

The Roots of Cajun and Creole Cuisine – There are no quick listings of the difference… it’s a history lesson… but worth the read.

John Besh’s Creole Seasoning – great combination that is light on salt.

Grillades: Cajun vs. Creole – Nice explanation of how this dish differs from North to South and from back woods to country fair.

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Crawfish Etouffee – works for shrimp as well.

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Posted by on 11 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf

River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed down river we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Serve coated in sauce with classic southern sides.

Serve coated in sauce with classic southern sides.

This Paula Dean version of Elvis’ favorite meatloaf makes for a light and cheesy alternative to tomato based classics.  Paula’s recipe called for a condensed soup based sauce, but I decided to go old school and build it from scratch sans salt.

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Posted by on 9 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies

River Watch Week – Memphis District Munchies

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed downriver we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Elvis Meatloaf Lunch

Elvis meatloaf with a Paula Dean twist for a light and cheesy lunch.

From Cairo, Illinois in the North to the mouth of the White River in Arkansas the Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District is the center of  as levees are blasted and the Mississippi spills from its banks.  Here are some suggestions on local fare you might find as you travel the Great River Road.

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Regional Recipe Guides

Southern Illinois Outdoor Magazine

Elvis Recipe Postcard Collection – 13 recipes published as a series.  There are other places on the web that the recipes are easier to read, but this is the only place that may have all of them in one place.

Entrée

Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Sauce – Paula Dean’s spin on Elvis’ recipe.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Memphis Chicken – Spiced whole chicken cooked dry on aluminum foil balls in a slow cooker.

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Posted by on 9 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

National Egg Salad Week – Deviled Dishes

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

Mix up some devilish new recipes this year

When you say deviled egg I see visions of pickles, mustard and mayonnaise. These options expand the creativity of both layout and taste to give you some spicy, some cute, and some refreshing options to use all picnic season long:

Red Chile Deviled Eggs – Chipotle and Ancho with Chives and Cilantro.

Cute Deviled Eggs – Liver pate in these cute upside down duck / swans.

International Incident Party – Deviled Eggs with Potato, Irish Cheddar, and Bacon. See my step by step take on this recipe in today’s National Egg Salad Week – Inside Out Deviled Eggs.

Blue Smoke Deviled Eggs – National BBQ Association recipe that includes their “Magic Dust” BBQ rub.

Colorful Deviled Flowers with Salmon – Eggs formed into flowers and filled with smoked salmon mix.

Avocado Wasabi Deviled Eggs – Balanced with balsamic and green onion.

Smokey Deviled Eggs – Paprika and sun dried tomato.

 
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Posted by on 26 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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6 April 2011 Dinner News – Canada’s History of Meltdown

Chalk River, Ontario, Canada

Sleepy town was the site of a disaster in the 50's.

With all the talk of the ongoing disaster in Japan I found an interesting article on CNN.com today that brought the debate much closer to home.  In the 50’s there was a melt down at the nuclear laboratory on the Chalk River in Ontario Canada.  Even this past week there have been small earthquakes in the area that have continued the debate of what is safe and what is risky at this remote location where pharmaceutical and research nuclear material is still made today.

Take a minute to walk through the pictures and read some of the history of this wonderfully rich region of maple and pike even if the curling barn is too far away to visit in person.

The Meal

Entree

Canadian Burger With Beer-Braised Onions and Cheddar

Baked Northern Pike – Fishing trips on the Chalk river boast of Northern Pike, Bass and Pan Fish and this simple green pepper and bacon treatment would be perfect after a day on the river.

Atomic Canuck Chili – I was not able to find any recipes from the annual Lion’s Club Winter Festival Chili Contest online… but in honor of the yearly event… here is another Canadian chili.

Side Dish

Three Sisters Soup – Corn, bean and squash soup passed down through various Indian cultures throughout Canada.

Maple Cornbread – from the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers website.

Dessert

Butter Tart – Like a pecan pie, but with raisins and walnuts.

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Posted by on 6 April 2011 in Canada

 

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