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  • 1¾ cups all-purpose (plain) flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala 
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions, including tender green tops
  • ½ cup minced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying

Corn Puffs

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Course: 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fleshly ground pepper 
  • ½ cup sifted all-purpose (plain) flour 
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal 
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 firm green (unripe) tomatoes, cored and cut into 12 slices
  • salt and fleshly ground black pepper to taste
  • sprigs of flesh thyme for garnish (optional)

Fried Green Tomatoes

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Course: 
  • 6 large artichokes 
  • salt

FOR THE STUFFING 

  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
  • 2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Leaves from 1 sprig fresh basil, chopped 
  • Leaves from 1 sprig fresh thyme 
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and chopped 
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over 
  • 1/4 cup Basic Sauce Ravigote (click for recipe)
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Chef John Besh's Stuffed Artichokes

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  • 3 pounds fresh headless Louisiana shrimp 
  • 3 lemons
  • salt, black pepper and crab boil
  • 3 cups cane vinegar
  • ¾  cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped basil
  • 4 teaspoons ground celery seed
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced 
  • 3 bell peppers, large dice (red, yellow &/or green)
  • 4 jalapeño peppers, sliced 
  • 2 small cucumbers, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 10 pickled pearl onions, in juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 4 fresh bay leaves

Scott Varnedoe's Pickled Shrimp

Scott Varnedoe's Pickled Shrimp

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