Summer Corn Chowder

1/2 Pound-Smoked Bacon-sliced into thin strips 1 Cup-Carrots-peeled and small diced ½ Cup-Celery Heart-fine diced, reserved leaves (1/4 C) ½ Cup-Poblano Pepper-small dice ½ Cup-Red Onions-small diced 2 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine 6-8 Ears-Sweet Corn Cob-parboiled 10 minutes, remove kernels from cob To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 8 Cups-Chicken Stock-or corn stock {see below} ½ Cup-Heavy Cream-or half and half To Drizzle-Extra Virgin …

Goat Cheese Gnocchi

Gnocchi 6 Ounces-Goat Cheese ½ Cup-All Purpose Flour 1 Each-Egg Yolk ¼ Cup-Parmesan Cheese-grated, plus extra To Taste-Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon-Unsalted Butter Directions In a mixing bowl combine, by hand, goat cheese, flour, egg, parmesan and a pinch of salt. Knead until combined, but don’t over work, cut into four equal pieces, cover with a towel and allow to rest, …

Pan Trout with Chorizo Sauce

4 Each-Trout Filets-6 oz, skin-on To Drizzle-Olive Oil To Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix Chorizo Sauce 2 Ounces-Mexican Chorizo-about ¼ cup 1/4 Cup-Red Wine Vinegar 1 Tablespoon-Coarse Ground Mustard 2 Cloves-Garlic-chopped fine 1 Each-Green Onion– chopped 1/3 Cup-Olive Oil To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper Directions Make vinaigrette, warm non-stick pan over medium heat and add chorizo. Cook breaking up into small pieces …

Tuna Carpaccio with Chimichurri White Beans

White Beans-Cannellini-rinsed and drained 3 Cups-Kale-thick stem removed, washed/spin dry A few drops-Olive Oil-plus extra to garnish 1 Teaspoon-Kosher Salt 1 Each-Green Onion-sliced thin 2-6 ounce-Tuna steaks-sashimi grade To Brush-Olive Oil To Taste-BBQ Seasoning ½ Cup-Hemp Seeds Chimichurri 3 Cloves-Garlic-crushed into a paste 1 Cup-Parsley-leaves only 2 Each-Chipotle Peppers-packed in adobo, seeds removed ½ Teaspoons-Kosher Salt ½ Teaspoons-Crushed Red Pepper …

Asparagus Pesto Spaghetti Carbonara

1 Pound-Spaghetti 1 Pound-Bacon-cut into thin strips 3 Cloves-Garlic-chopped 4 Each-Eggs-lightly beaten 3 Tablespoons-Heavy Cream 1 Cup-Parmesan To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 1 Cup-Frozen Sweet Peas–thawed in refrigerator To Drizzle-Olive Oil To Garnish-Toasted Panko Bread Crumbs Pesto 1 Pound-Asparagus Spears-stem end trimmed To Coat-Extra Virgin Olive Oil To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 1/4 Cup-Walnuts 1/4 Cup-Parsley-leaves only 2 Tablespoons-Lemon Juice …

Gumbo Ramen

1/3 Cup-Shortening-or canola oil 1/3 Cup-All Purpose Flour 1/3 Cup-Celery-fine dice 1/3 Cup-Green Bell Pepper- fine dice ½ Cup-Onion- fine dice 3 Cloves- Garlic –fine chop 1 Pound-Smoked Andouille Sausage-sliced into half moons 12 Ounces-Crawfish Tail Meat-thawed and drained 1/4 Teaspoon-Cayenne Pepper 1 Teaspoon-Gumbo File 6 Cups-Chicken Stock 1 ½ Cup-Fresh Okra-cut into ½” pieces or frozen, un-breaded ½ Pound-Fresh …

Pickled Shrimp, Okra & Corn Salad

1 Pound-(21-25) Shrimp peeled and deveined 15 Pieces-Fresh Okra-halved long ways, about 6 ounces 2 Ears-Corn-cut off cob 12 Ounces-Beer 1 Tablespoon-Tabasco 2 Cups-Apple Cider Vinegar 5 ½ Cups-Water 1 Each-Serrano Pepper-stem/seeds removed, fine dice 2 Each-Green Onion-sliced thin 2 Cloves-Garlic-smashed into a paste 2 Tablespoons-Fresh Parsley-leaves only chopped To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper/Crushed Red Pepper 2 Each-Lemons-juice of 1 Tablespoon-Dijon …

Grilled and Chilled Shrimp Cocktail

16 Each-Extra Large Shrimp-peeled and deveined To Coat-Olive Oil 1 Each-Zest of Lemon To Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix-or kosher salt/black pepper Cocktail Sauce 2 Cups-Ketchup 1 Each-Jalapeno Pepper-stem/seeds removed 2 Tablespoon-Worcestershire Sauce 1 Teaspoon-Lemon Juice 3 Tablespoons-Prepared Horseradish 1 Clove-Garlic-smashed into paste 1 Teaspoon-Black Pepper Directions Preheat grill to medium high heat. Combine ketchup, jalapeno, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, horseradish, …

Skillet Seared Steak

1 – 2” Thick Bone-In Rib-Eye-or Strip Steak To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons-Pork Lard 2 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 2 Cloves-Fresh Garlic-cracked A Few Sprigs-Thyme-or a combination of thyme, rosemary, sage Directions Season steak liberally with salt/pepper and let set out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Preheat a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat. Add lard and melt …

Black Eyed Pea Burgers with Tabasco Collard Pecan Slaw

3-16 Ounce Cans-Black Eye Peas-drained and rinsed 1 Each-Poblano-roasted, stem/skin/seeds removed, fine dice 1 Each-Egg-beaten ¼ Cup-Panko Bread Crumbs 3 Tablespoons-Onion-small diced 1 Clove-Garlic-fine diced To Taste-Kosher Salt/Black Pepper To Coat-Olive Oil 4 Slices-Sharp Cheddar 4 Each-Burger Buns Slaw 1 Cups-Collard Greens-thick stem removed, halved long ways, sliced thin crossways 2 Cups-Green Cabbage-sliced thin ¼ Cup-Pecans-roasted, chopped fine 1/3 Cup-Mayo …