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Old March 9th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Talking Tour de South dinner

Tonight we are having 10 friends over for a Tour de South dinner.

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Andouille Sausage tidbits with Creole Mustard

Fried Catfish
Blackened Alligator
BBQ Tri Tip
Boiled Crawfish
Oysters on the Half Shell
Sweet Potato Fries
Fried Okra
Hush Puppies

Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce
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I might take a sweet potato frie I wish you a wonderful dinner, with your pals!
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The best cajun food I ever ate was in NYC in 1983 .
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Ok, I missed seeing the andouille sausage.....yum....I saw boudin on tv...since I love rice, I want to try some. Do you like it?

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Ok, I missed seeing the andouille sausage.....yum....I saw boudin on tv...since I love rice, I want to try some. Do you like it?


That looks like Linguica.

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So many look alike, but, the difference is inside for this one..the rice won me over! They have a wide variety of flavors.something for everyone. I hope when I finally order it, it lives up to my expectations.
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Most boudin is just too hot for me I'm afraid..
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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Talking Boudin vs Andouille

Actually I was able to find the andouille locally.

The alligator and crawfish had to be ordered from Louisiana. I could have gotten boudin from the same place. I do love it.

In this particular case we cut the sausage into small pieces and served it on toothpicks with creole mustard and sweet hot mustard as an appetizer. Boudin would not work so well for that.

The dinner made a big hit. It is funny, out of 12 people, everybody loved something. One lady had a whole plate full of crawfish, there were two who really loved the oysters (with Tabasco), one person adored the okra and sweet potato fries, and so around the table.

And my Cafe Brulot always makes a great show. For those who don't know, I put sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange and lemon peel in the bowl, then pour in brandy and curacao. I turn out all the lights, flame the pot and then use a ladle to pick up flaming liquor and pour it back in the pot. Done right the flame climbs up the trail pouring down and makes a spectacular show. Then strong hot coffee is poured in to quench the flames.

We had a great time. This morning we get to clean up ... ;o)
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Forget baked Alaska I want my coffee served this way on the cruise. Is it easy to do? Any particular alcohol content you need for it to flame? Might need to try it =)
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Forget baked Alaska I want my coffee served this way on the cruise. Is it easy to do? Any particular alcohol content you need for it to flame? Might need to try it =)
Actually it is not hard to do. There are special sets to do it with, a decorated deep bowl and a ladle with a strainer on it. I am not sure where you would get one today. But any deep bowl such as a Revere bowl in silver plate would do, and you could just ladle carefully to be sure you don't pick up the spices or peels in the ladle. It is wise to practice a few times before you perform in public!

At Arnaud's they actually pour the fire down the orange peel. Here is a video of the whole show. It is spectacular.
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Pretty much any brandy or liqueur will have enough alcohol to flame properly. Of course, most of the alcohol burns off in the flame.

And after the show, you have a really good spiced coffee to drink! Demitasse cups are best.
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The meals are really exotic, they sound so strange... which one did you like most of all, by the way?

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