Sauce

Casarecce with Ricotta & Gremolata

March 18, 2012
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Recently we found ourselves lousy with fresh, homemade ricotta. The ricotta in question was leftover from an the NOMA Art in Bloom Patron Party where we served ricotta and gremolata crostini to the well dressed masses. Leftover ricotta you say? How terrible could that possibly be? Well the next time you have 12 pounds of ricotta on […]

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Goat & Greens Ragu

March 5, 2012
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Hollygrove Market & Farm  is a weekly stop for us. Saturday morning goes something like this: groan and peel myself out of bed, feed the dog, attempt to work out and then limp over to Hollygrove to check out their fresh, local produce. Lately Hollygrove has been adding to its stock of local fruits, veggies […]

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Blackened Red Fish & Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

February 13, 2012
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And we’re done. We’re pleased to announce that we will never, ever be cooking with peppers again. Of any kind.  Alright maybe that’s not quite true, but there will be a little reprieve starting right now. Here is our last pepper recipe. It takes a classic Cajun food and tarts it up a bit with […]

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Orecchietta with Caramelized Shallots, Hashed Sprouts & Bacon

January 24, 2012
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After a week away it was certainly nice to get back into the kitchen. My pots, pans, radio station, all missed just the tiniest bit more then I would like to admit. While I obviously enjoy restaurants and nights out, there is something to be said for complete control over your cooking and eating space. […]

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Fettuccine & Rabbit Ragu

December 6, 2011
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If you are a resident of New Orleans you’re most likely aware of the new Rouses on Baronne Street in the CBD. Unless you live under a rock, you have heard, seen or read about this new location and the importance it holds within the New Orleans community, specifically within the ever expanding corridor that runs […]

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The World’s Best Cranberry Sauce

November 21, 2011
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In case you were wondering, my mother makes the best cranberry sauce in the world. In honor of this season of giving thanks and giving gifts, here is my gift to you. Enjoy. The World’s Best Cranberry Sauce aka Onion Raisin Cranberry Confit 2/3 cup golden raisins 2/3 cup dark raisins 2 pounds pearl onions […]

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Goat Meatballs? Goat Meatballs!

November 2, 2011
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An admission: I’ve never made meatballs. Meatloaf, check. Meat pies, sure. But no meatballs, a fact that has been remedied this week, thanks to Tylertown, Mississippi’s Rocking R Dairy (of which I have written in the past). I left yesterday’s Crescent City Farmer’s Market with two pounds of ground goat meat and decided that it was […]

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Mushroom Ragu with Polenta & Fried Egg

October 19, 2011
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We like to eat as many vegetables as possible, but when the weather begins to turn colder it is often meat filled stews and soups that I turn to.  Luckily stews and vegetables do not have to be mutually exclusive. A dense, hearty mushroom ragu is a great way of adding vegetables to your winter […]

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Quick Fix: Halibut with Fennel and Tomato Sauce

October 18, 2011
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We’ve been MIA lately and for that we apologize. Life has been rather busy, with a recently catered event, a visit from my sister and a wedding in Houston, among other things. A whole lot of evenings seem to have passed with meals at restaurants or recipes not worth mentioning. It’s busy times like these when […]

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Spinach Gnudi with Lemon Sage Butter

August 26, 2011
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Bouligny Tavern here in New Orleans makes some mighty fine Gnudi. They are light and fluffy, yet rich enough that three medium sized Gnudi are the perfect appetizer. What is a Gnudi you ask? Think of it as a dumpling or maybe a potato-less gnocchi made with ricotta. They are essentially the filling of ravioli, minus the ravioli. […]

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