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Gumbo recipe

Posted By: FTVMT on 2006-03-17
In Reply to: BAM. sm - Anon

Please be aware - this is NOT an Emeril recipe. This is authenic Cajun HOME cooking, as my mother cooked gumbo, her mother before her, and my grandmother's mother before all of us. True Cajun is not what one would get in a restaurant such as Emeril's and tends to be a more simple way of cooking and eating. Poor Emeril's is only a restaurant! This recipe is what you would have at my mother's for Sunday lunch and would not be what a restaurant would serve. And to really spice it up and really be authenic, if eating gumbo at home, I would add hot pepper vinegar as a garnish. This is a concoction of regular vinegar that has had hot peppers (such as jalapeno) steeping in it for a while. The longer this sits before you use it, of course the spicier the final concoction will be, but just a couple of drops adds the final touch to a real filet gumbo! I certainly hope you enjoy this as much as generations of Cajuns in my family have. Oh, and by the way, just in case you're from up north, let's say north of I-10, filet is dried crushed sasafras leaves that thickens gumbo after it is cooked. The heat should be off before adding the filet, then Wait just a few minutes before dipping the finished gumbo over bowls of rice to allow the filet to thicken just a bit. Then, try to stop at just one bowl!

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1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Mix it in a small bowel to make a paste (I added a lil more olive oil) then coat top of 3 lbs worth chicken.

Slice onions and 2 med garlic toss in bottom of crockpot.

Put chicken in

Add 1 can chicken broth.

I did high 6-1/2 hours and it fell of the bone.

I used a slatted spoon and took out the onions and garlic then made gravy with the broth.
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The sweet crispiness of the apples and the tang of vinegar give this potato salad a special lift. It's named after Normandy, famous for its apples and for its apple brandy, Calvados.

2 pounds yellow-fleshed potatoes such as Yukon Gold
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 Granny Smith apples
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup well-chilled heavy cream
1/2cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh flat-leafed parsley leaves
1 teaspoon Calvados (French apple brandy; optional) freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a 3-quart kettle cover potatoes with cold salted water by 2 inches and simmer until potatoes are tender but resist when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander. When potatoes are just cool enough to handle, peel and cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. While potatoes are still warm, layer one third in a large serving dish or bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon vinegar. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Continue layering in same manner with remaining potatoes and vinegar, seasoning with salt and pepper. Peel, quarter, and core apples. Cut quarters crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick pieces and in a bowl toss with lemon juice. In a small saucepan simmer apple juice until reduced to about 3 tablespoons. In a bowl beat cream until it just holds soft peaks and gently but thoroughly fold in reduced apple juice, mayonnaise, parsley, Calvados, and pepper. Season sauce with salt and gently toss together with potatoes and apples.

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This is a recipe for chicken tetrazzini which sounds similar.

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Here's the recipe!

Chicken Broccoli Braid

12 oz. cooked chicken, chopped (2 cups - about
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1 C. broccoli, chopped
1/2 C. red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed
4 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1/2 C. mayonnaise
2 tsp. All-purpose Dill Mix (or 1 teaspoon dillweed)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 T. slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 375F.

Chop chicken and broccoli and place in bowl. Add chopped red bell pepper. Press garlic over mixture and shred cheese over mixture. Add mayonnaise, dill mix and salt. Mix well.

Unroll package of crescent rolls. Do not separate. Arrange longest sides of dough across width of 12 x 15-inch pan and repeat with remaining package of dough. Roll out dough to seal perforations. On long side of pan, cut dough into strips 1 1/2 inches apart, 3 inches deep leaving approximately 6 inches in the center of dough for filling. Spread filling evenly over middle of dough.

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Chicken with 40 Cloves Garlic


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2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh sage
2 springs fresh Italian parsley
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1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
4 lb whole chicken
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 loaf French bread,sliced

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  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
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  • Pinch of thyme
  • Pinch of rosemary
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  • One teaspoon black pepper

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    4. Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover and let simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.

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    1 cup chopped pecans
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