Friday, February 17, 2012

Not Quite Soup - The Mardi Gras Edition!

It's Mardi Gras time and I can't stop thinking about red beans and rice full of smoked meats and jambalaya full of shrimp and chicken, and more smoked meat. So what this means is that this week there isn't a soup, per se, but there will be my hybrid dish combining the elements of red beans and rice and jambalaya. What does that mean? Well, it means lots of rice, plump red beans, andouille sausage, smoky ham, succulent chunks of chicken, juicy shrimp, and the holy trinity of all Mardi Gras dishes - onion, celery, and green pepper. Of course, there will be tomatoes and the big flavors of bay leaf, sage, smoked paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. And if there is a demand (just ask, really one person will constitute a demand!) I will make a batch of vegetarian red beans and rice too. I will keep things mildly spicy; you can add your own hot sauce to taste!

To go with the main dish, I'm baking crusty baguettes, ready to be sliced and slathered with butter. And this week I think you need a dessert. How about individual mini pound cakes slathered with a sweet-tart citrus glaze?

You don't want to deal with the Mardi Gras crowds for your Cajun food fix? Now it's not necessary! And if you order early enough (by Sunday 2/19 evening) you can get yours for Mardi Gras!

Pricing is as follows (a $2 increase for the meat-full quarts this week):

One quart/$10 (vegetarian $8)      2 quarts/$18 (vegetarian $15)        3 quarts/$28 (vegetarian $22)

Baguettes - $3.50/each

Mini pound cakes - $2/each

It's easy to order! Email me at or You can also message me on Facebook!

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