Appetizers

Syrup

  • 1¼ cups local honey
  • 1/2 cup Steen's cane syrup
  • 1/2 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Flap Jacks

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Pecans

  • 1 cup Louisiana pecans
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Shrimp

  • 36 jumbo (10 count) Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined, heads and tails left on
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Garnishes

  • sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 pint Louisiana strawberries, washed, trimmed and sliced

Louisiana Shrimp with Black Pepper Flapjacks

shrimp with flapjacks 

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Shrimp:

  • 16 large (16-20 count) Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (no pith)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to tastse

Black Bean Cake:

  • 1/2 pound black beans, soaked at least 2 hours or overnight; drained
  • 1 small green bell pepper or poblano, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

 

Grilled Gulf Shrimp with Black Bean Cake

grilled shrimp black bean

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Oysters

  • 1 bag ZAPP'S Crawtator Chips 
  • 2 cups instant potato flakes
  • 1/8 cup Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 25 Gulf oysters (shucked and picked free of shells)
  • Oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste 

 

Red Bean Gravy

  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 pieces sliced bacon, cut into small strips
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked red beans
  • 1/4 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

 Crawtator Crusted Gulf Oysters with Red Bean Gravy

Crawtator Gulf Oysters

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