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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.

Menu

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.

Entrée

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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Cinco de Mayo Dinner News – France vs. Mexico

Stewed Beef, Mexican Rice, and a Bolio

Celebrate Mexico's triumph with dishes the French left behind.

The Menu

Today marks the victory of Mexico over the French but is often celebrated with Tex~Mex classics.  Change it up this year and bring the wonderful baked goods, cream sauces, and squash blossoms to your dinner table or margarita party.

Appetizer

Crepas de Flor de Calabaza – Crepes filled with squash blossoms and covered in a poblano cream sauce.

Memelas with Queso Fresco and Charred Tomato Sauce – Small hand-made tortilla disks with seasoned tomatoes and cheese.

Tinga – Fried chicken tortilla rolls.

Entree

Guisado de chambarete –  Stewed beef in potato, corn and chayote.

Pollo Poblano – Chicken in a poblano cream sauce.

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Fishy Friday Dinner News – Good Friday Fish Pie

Individual Mariner Pies to start the Easter weekend.

Today we are swimming up-stream to finish Lent with a Mariner Pie twist to Shepherd Pie. To avoid a Maudy meal I made the Fish Pie from 21 April 2011 Dinner News – Holy Gründonnerstag Food Fest with some adaptations to a more British take on savory “pie.”

Ingredients

Ingredients

Break Down

chop parsley, peel and dice potato, and grate cheese

Poach

Single layer of fish covered in milk baked for 15 minutes at 350

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