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Figured I'd resurrect this classic right here. Hopefully CC can stop in once in awhile and give a few tips for the amateurs.

I'm going to attempt my hand at a Shrimp Curry today. Depending on how it goes, I'll post the recipe.




In the beginning there was Andrus, and he was hungry:

Ok....It's got to be Cajun or Creole cookin'. And it's gotta be good! Entree's appetizers, side dishes, the works. I'm doing this for the displaced fans (and for my own appetite) and know one thing for sure... home cooking recipes always seem to be better when I get them from you guys than when I try to pull them off out of some book ;-)

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Previous recipe thread LINKS!

RECIPE THREAD VOLUME I


RECIPE THREAD VOLUME II

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Not a recipe, but a kinda tip or trick... Bored with Rice... add Piquante' Sauce. For example.

1 cup water
1/2 cup Rice
2 Tablespoons Piquante Sauce
salt.

Heat water to boiling. Add Piquante Sauce and bring back to boil, add rice, stir and cook 25.

allow just a little extra time and heat due to the P sauce.

Jazzes up the plain old Rice.
Herdez avocado salsa is best for this.
 

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Not a recipe, but a kinda tip or trick... Bored with Rice... add Piquante' Sauce. For example.

1 cup water
1/2 cup Rice
2 Tablespoons Piquante Sauce
salt.

Heat water to boiling. Add Piquante Sauce and bring back to boil, add rice, stir and cook 25.

allow just a little extra time and heat due to the P sauce.

Jazzes up the plain old Rice.
I love rice. I spent probably 5 years trying to learn how to cook it exactly right in a pot.

I've soaked it, rinsed it. I've tried all sorts of variations. I've cooked it with butter or oil and without. With salt and without. A clove of garlic and a little olive oil with a sprinkle of tony's is my favorite, but the salsa addition is also great.

Just plain old rice is fantastic, but my favorite is actually sushi rice cooked in a fancy induction rice cooker set to where it scorches the bottom and makes it golden and delicious. In order to do it, you have to rinse the rice in about 10 changes of water in a sieve so you can swish it around. Once you've rinsed it, you have to soak it for 20 minutes and then dry it for 20 minutes. There's a little white dot that will form when it's ready and dry.

I wish I hadn't eaten leftover pizza. Could have made some rice.
 
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I love rice. I spent probably 5 years trying to learn how to cook it exactly right in a pot.

I've soaked it, rinsed it. I've tried all sorts of variations. I've cooked it with butter or oil and without. With salt and without. A clove of garlic and a little olive oil with a sprinkle of tony's is my favorite, but the salsa addition is also great.

Just plain old rice is fantastic, but my favorite is actually sushi rice cooked in a fancy induction rice cooker set to where it scorches the bottom and makes it golden and delicious. In order to do it, you have to rinse the rice in about 10 changes of water in a sieve so you can swish it around. Once you've rinsed it, you have to soak it for 20 minutes and then dry it for 20 minutes. There's a little white dot that will form when it's ready and dry.

I wish I hadn't eaten leftover pizza. Could have made some rice.
Get a instant pot. This thing cooks everything perfect. There are a ton of recipes out there that justify buying one for more than the rice.
 

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rice is good for the soul.

I mix white, jasmine, and basmati rice together and store them in a jar.

add 1tsp soft butter preferably the kind with canola oil. put 1 cup of rice over the butter and turn on stove to high. add 2 cups of cold water on top of rice/butter. bring to boil without stirring. when rice boils, cover and turn down fire to 20%. let rice cook for exactly 20min and remove pot to a cold burner and let sit for 5min. don't open lid during this time.
 

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Get a instant pot. This thing cooks everything perfect. There are a ton of recipes out there that justify buying one for more than the rice.
I bought a Zojurushi induction rice robot from Japan awhile back so I can cook rice anyway I want it with little effort. It was my reward once I deemed myself a competent rice cook. It's running right now with some Louisiana rice to go with a quick batch of Tuesday night chicken and sausage gumbo.

30 minutes till dinner!
 
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I bought a Zojurushi induction rice robot from Japan awhile back so I can cook rice anyway I want it with little effort. It was my reward once I deemed myself a competent rice cook. It's running right now with some Louisiana rice to go with a quick batch of Tuesday night chicken and sausage gumbo.

30 minutes till dinner!
Sounds good. I love the fact that with the instant pot I can take frozen solid roast and have it and the veggies to go with it on the table is just over an hour. I bought a mealthy crisplid to use with the instant pot and as a air fryer. I love it but I’m really wanting to do what I can to eat healthier, so I’m looking to buy a full size larger air fryer.
 
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I bought a Zojurushi induction rice robot from Japan awhile back so I can cook rice anyway I want it with little effort. It was my reward once I deemed myself a competent rice cook. It's running right now with some Louisiana rice to go with a quick batch of Tuesday night chicken and sausage gumbo.

30 minutes till dinner!
I had never heard of a Zojurushi until your post so I went to Amazon to look one up. I was expecting to see some higher priced devices but they weren’t that bad. They also had a instant pot on the same page. Like you there are many different dishes that go great with rice that I love. My father in law spent a few tours in Vietnam and won’t eat anything with rice which I guess I understand. Just like my father wouldn’t allow Spam in our house after his time in WW2.
 

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Grilled Drum Fish with Shrimp and Pistachio Lime Sauce (part of Chef Brigtsen's 2nd place "Rebuilt Louisiana Seafood Platter" (Featured the recipe below, Baked Oysters with Asparagus, crabmeat, lemon and parmesian; Crabmeat Thermidor; Marinated Crab Claws with Green Onion Sauce; Jalapeno Shrimp Cole Slaw
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Ingredients:

1/2 lb. Unsalted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Pistachios, shelled
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Lime zest, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
3 drops Tabasco pper sauce
8 4-oz Louisiana Black Drum filets (about 1/2" thick)
8-10 tsp. Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic Seasoning
1/2 cup Clarified butter
4 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
16 Large Louisiana Shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup Shrimp Stock

In a food processor, add the half-pound softened butter, pistachios, salt, lime zest, lime juice and tabasco. Process until the Pistachios are finely ground and the mixture is fully blended. Set aside.

Season each drum filet with about 1 teaspoon of seafood seasoning. Pass the drum filets through clarified butter and cook on a flat-top grill or preheated cast iron skillet until done, about 3-4 minutes on the first side and 2-3 minutes on the second side.

Melt four tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp turn pink on the outside.

Add the shrimp stock and bring to a boil. Add the pistachio lime butter and cook, shaking the skillet constantly, just until the butter melts into the sauce.

To serve, place the cooked drum filets on serving plates and top each filet with 2 shrimp and 3-4 tablespoons of sauce.

Let me know how good it is.

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Sounds awesome. I'm drooling. And I might be able to adjust to my Keto -lol. Thx much
 

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I had never heard of a Zojurushi until your post so I went to Amazon to look one up. I was expecting to see some higher priced devices but they weren’t that bad. They also had a instant pot on the same page. Like you there are many different dishes that go great with rice that I love. My father in law spent a few tours in Vietnam and won’t eat anything with rice which I guess I understand. Just like my father wouldn’t allow Spam in our house after his time in WW2.
This is the one I bought, but it was cheaper a year ago or so. It's perfect for my purposes and since I really love that golden, crispy sushi rice it's ideal.

We use it at least once a week and it's so simple even our kid can use it.
 

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I had never heard of a Zojurushi until your post so I went to Amazon to look one up. I was expecting to see some higher priced devices but they weren’t that bad. They also had a instant pot on the same page. Like you there are many different dishes that go great with rice that I love. My father in law spent a few tours in Vietnam and won’t eat anything with rice which I guess I understand. Just like my father wouldn’t allow Spam in our house after his time in WW2.
Zojurushi makes the best insulated coffee bottle in the business. I actually cut back on how much coffee I drink because it keeps it hot for so long. Even better is that even the 20oz version fits into any cupholder, so no more monstrous coffee mugs.

Zojirushi SM-SC60HM Stainless Mug, Slate Gray
 
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Zojurushi makes the best insulated coffee bottle in the business. I actually cut back on how much coffee I drink because it keeps it hot for so long. Even better is that even the 20oz version fits into any cupholder, so no more monstrous coffee mugs.

Zojirushi SM-SC60HM Stainless Mug, Slate Gray
Do you think they are better than the Yeti cups? I bought a yeti a few years ago when I was working down in St. Augustine. It was in the high 90’s and maybe even a bit over 100. I guy that I was working with had drove up from just a few miles north of Miami. His truck had been setting in his truck all day from the time he got there until around 7pm. I asked him how he liked his and he showed me the cup still had ice in it. I love my yeti but if there’s something better I want to know about it.
 

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Do you think they are better than the Yeti cups? I bought a yeti a few years ago when I was working down in St. Augustine. It was in the high 90’s and maybe even a bit over 100. I guy that I was working with had drove up from just a few miles north of Miami. His truck had been setting in his truck all day from the time he got there until around 7pm. I asked him how he liked his and he showed me the cup still had ice in it. I love my yeti but if there’s something better I want to know about it.
A Yeti is a no go for me because they're so big, but I don't really use my travel cup for cold liquids. O can say that my zojurushi kept coffee hot for right at 18 hours once when I got busy at work and didn't finish my coffee and then didn't empty it until the next day. It fits easily in my travel bag where the water bottle fits. The top will lock so it doesn't spill and it comes completely apart for cleaning.
 
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A Yeti is a no go for me because they're so big, but I don't really use my travel cup for cold liquids. O can say that my zojurushi kept coffee hot for right at 18 hours once when I got busy at work and didn't finish my coffee and then didn't empty it until the next day. It fits easily in my travel bag where the water bottle fits. The top will lock so it doesn't spill and it comes completely apart for cleaning.
See I’m one of the oddballs who doesn’t drink coffee. It’s not that I don’t like it but it’s not a have to have like is is for some people. I do however love me some hot chocolate and I have put some in my yeti and it stayed hot for a 3 hour drive and sitting through a high school football game. My last sip came when I was getting in my truck for the ride home and it was still hot. My only complaint with the yeti is that it’s not dishwasher safe. I’m just happy we live in a time we have the technology to have these comforts. My dad loved coffee and his go to cup was a heavy cup that he took with him off the battleship he served on in WW2 and Korea. He would be in heaven with either of these cups.
 

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See I’m one of the oddballs who doesn’t drink coffee. It’s not that I don’t like it but it’s not a have to have like is is for some people. I do however love me some hot chocolate and I have put some in my yeti and it stayed hot for a 3 hour drive and sitting through a high school football game. My last sip came when I was getting in my truck for the ride home and it was still hot. My only complaint with the yeti is that it’s not dishwasher safe. I’m just happy we live in a time we have the technology to have these comforts. My dad loved coffee and his go to cup was a heavy cup that he took with him off the battleship he served on in WW2 and Korea. He would be in heaven with either of these cups.
I have never understood the real need for a YETI because I drink anything I drink fast. NO coffee would ever get cold or beer get hot unless I forgot it or was full. MY wife, however, brings coffee to her office at 9 and comes home at 230 with half a cup still hot.

Those things are amazing.
 

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