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 …

Tuna with Kale & Quinoa Salad

2 Cups-Crispy Quinoa-{see recipe} 1 Bunch-Kale-about 8 cups, thick stem removed, rough chopped 1 Recipe-Bacon-Ginger Dressing-{see recipe} 2/8 Ounce-Ahi Tuna Steaks To Drizzle-Olive Oil TO Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix 3 Each-Roma Tomatoes-core removed cut into quarters, half each quarter 1 Each-Spring Onion-sliced thin 6 Ounces-Feta Cheese-crumbled Directions Prepare quinoa according to recipe, can be done a couple days ahead. Prepare …

Pimento Cheese Rice Grits with Scallops and Asparagus

3 Cups-Water 1 Cup-Whole Milk 4 Tablespoons-Unsalted Butter 1 Cup-Rice Grits-or long grain rice pulsed in food processor to break into grit size pieces 1 Recipe-Chipotle Pimento Cheese-{see recipe} 16 Each-Scallops-wrapped in paper towel and drain overnight in colander ½ Pound-Asparagus Spears To Drizzle-Olive Oil TO Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix Directions Bring water/milk/butter to a strong simmer and add rice …

Toasted Rueben with Spicy 1000 Island

1 1/2 Pounds-Corned Beef-cooked and cooled, shredded 2 Cups-Bacon and Wine Braised Cabbage-see recipe, drained, cooled and chopped 8 Slices-Baby Swiss Cheese-thin sliced 1 Recipe-Spicy 1000 Island Dressing-see recipe below 8 Slices-Sourdough or Sourdough Rye To Brush-Olive Oil Spicy 1000 Island 1/4 Cup-Mayonnaise 1/8 Cup-Ketchup 2 Tablespoons-Pickled Jalapeno Peppers-drained and finely chopped 1/2 Teaspoon-Black Pepper 1 Each-Hard Boiled Egg-finely chopped …

Bacon and White Wine Braised Cabbage

1 Pound-Bacon-slice into thin pieces 4 Pounds-Cabbage-core removed and thin sliced 2 Tablespoons-Kosher Salt 2 Teaspoons-Black Pepper 1 Tablespoon-Ground Coriander 1 Tablespoon-Mustard Seeds 3 Cups-White Wine-Pinot Grigio To Cover-Water 4 Tablespoons-Butter Directions Warm a large stock pot over medium high heat. Add bacon, cook until starting to brown. Add cut cabbage to pot and cook, stirring frequently. Cook until cabbage …

Crispy Potato Hash with Mustard Greens-Scallion and Fried Eggs

1 Pounds-Red Potatoes-medium size To Drizzle-Olive Oil To Taste-Chef Troy’s Spice Mix 2 Tablespoons-Olive Oil 8 Cups-Mustard Greens-washed and rough chopped 6 Each-Green Onions-sliced thin, white and green parts kept separate 1 ½ Cups-Cheddar Cheese-grated 8 Strips-Smoked Bacon-sliced into thin strips, cooked and drained To Taste-Crème Fraiche-{homemade recipe below}, or sour cream 1 Tablespoon-Unsalted Butter 4 Each-Eggs Directions Place potatoes …