| Food and Drink Board|| Kich Ash Basket - Cajunate on 7/25/14 at 5:26 pm|
This is for everyone that owns a Big Green Egg, Big Steel Keg or any other Kamado grill that is similar.
This afternoon I prepped the Keg for grilling some burgers this evening. I wanted to use my new Kisk Ash Basket so I vacuumed out all of the ash and tiny pieces of lump. I kept the larger pie...
| Food and Drink Board|| Homemade Duck Pastrami and Foie Gras Fries - Cajunate on 7/21/14 at 9:15 am|
I wanted a really good sandwich so I decided to make some Duck Pastrami.
After brining for two days, adding the spice rub and a smoking session on the Bubba Keg.
| Food and Drink Board|| Spicy 4th of July! - Cajunate on 7/4/14 at 11:45 am|
What better way to start a wonderful national holiday than with a nice spicy bloody mary? This was started about 9:30 this morning. I seem to do better cooking(not really ;D)while enjoying a cocktail or wine or beer or ............... ;D ;D.
Let the fireworks begin!
| Food and Drink Board|| Spicy Smothered Crawfish and Andouille - Cajunate on 7/1/14 at 1:06 am|
Well, I didn't get to cook this Sunday as I had originally planned to but I got it done this evening.
Started off with browning some sliced andouille a bit.
Then it was time to cook the onions, celery, ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Hickory Smoked and Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger and TBTs - Cajunate on 6/23/14 at 9:37 am|
Yesterday afternoon I grilled some burgers and made something I call TBTs for dinner. Two Bite Taters! These were really good!!!
With the lump charcoal burning good and hot I tossed in some nice chunks of hic...
| Food and Drink Board|| Peanut Butter Pie - Cajunate on 6/15/14 at 12:39 pm|
Being Father's Day and unofficially NOT having to cook today I wanted to do something so I whipped up one of my favorites. Peanut Butter Pie!
I actually started it yesterday so that it would have time to chill and set up.
The crust which is crushed chocolate cookies mixed with peanut butter an...
| Food and Drink Board|| Smoked Brisket Leftovers.....Mmmmmmmmm.........! - Cajunate on 6/14/14 at 10:30 pm|
Well, we had leftovers here tonight but it ain't all so bad having leftovers when it's delicious smoked brissket. Please don't feel sorry for me, in fact I should feel sorry for anyone else who didn't have some of this for dinner.
Now I did have a problem. See I wanted to eat a brisket sandwich. I ...
| Food and Drink Board|| It Really Doesn't Get Much Better! - Cajunate on 6/12/14 at 7:32 am|
This is one of our favorite meals here. Rice & Gravy and meat. A lil salad of fresh Creole tomatoes and cucumber and thin sliced Vidalia onions.
| Food and Drink Board|| Brisket Happens! - Cajunate on 6/11/14 at 4:17 pm|
Going on the Keg first thing in the morning!
Waiting to be injected late tonight and rubbed all up and down in the morning.
| Food and Drink Board|| Camellia Pink Beans My Way! - Cajunate on 6/10/14 at 1:33 pm|
The other day I picked up a package of Camellia brand Pink Beans and decided today was a good day to cook them. Now the package says to cook them one way but I'm trying my way with a bit of a Cajun twist. I soaked them just like I would red or white beans overnight.
Got the seasonings(onions, cel...
| Food and Drink Board|| Alligator Sausage Poboy! - Cajunate on 6/9/14 at 5:09 pm|
I guess it's getting to be a regular weekly thing here with me with eating alligator sausage. I'm home alone...... AGAIN! So I decided to grill some alligator sausage and make me a nice poboy.
This is some Creole Country brand sausage made right in Mid City New Orleans. I put a nice drizzle of Ba...
| Food and Drink Board|| Grilled Burgers and Homemade Baked Beans - Cajunate on 5/27/14 at 7:15 am|
last night's dinner was Grilled Burgers and Homemade Baked Beans made from scratch. NOT canned beans! I put these on earlier this afternoon after letting the dried Navy Beans soak overnight last night.
I guess I should call these Cajun Baked Beans since the meat I used was andouille. I did start of...
| Food and Drink Board|| Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops and Smoked Boudin - Cajunate on 5/26/14 at 8:06 am|
Yesterday in the late afternoon I got the Keg going about 230* and put two big links of Poche's boudin on to smoke before adding two NICE pork chops on for slow even ccooking. Then when they were close to 140* internal I moved them over to the hot side of the Keg to finish off and added some peachy ...
| Food and Drink Board|| The Makings of a Delicious Meal - Cajunate on 5/20/14 at 6:10 pm|
Getting ready to put a great meal together.
Stuffed artichoke going on the grill to warm
Fresh peeled sh...
| Food and Drink Board|| Some of Louisiana's Finest! - Cajunate on 5/19/14 at 10:07 am|
Did a lil barbecuing and grilling yesterday afternoon.
BBQ'd Alligator Wings, Grilled Frog Legs, Grilled Shrimp, New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp, Char Grilled Oysters, Boudin and Crawfish & Gruyere Cheese ABTs
| Food and Drink Board|| Simple French Toast And.................. - Cajunate on 5/15/14 at 9:00 pm|
Well, it started out that way. ;D My daughter had a root canal the other day and so she didn't feel like eating anything too hard so we settled on French Toast. And..... bacon! BTW, the wife is out of town.
| Food and Drink Board|| Cowboy Keggin' - Cajunate on 8/14/13 at 11:03 am|
This is a long post and everything was really cooked on the Keg(grill).
I started of with making a Rustic Ranch Salsa in which about all of the ingredients were grilled on the Keg.
I did the red onions later and forgot to get a picture.
| Food and Drink Board|| Homemade Soup & Rotisserie Roast - Cajunate on 8/11/13 at 12:59 pm|
This morning I made a double batch of Minestrone Soup. Yeah we love homemade soup here.
While the soup was simmering I grated some cheese to sprinkle into the soup(serving bowl).
Asiago and Parmigiano-Reggiano
| Food and Drink Board|| A Little Cowboy Keggin' with Steak - Cajunate on 8/5/13 at 7:15 am|
Grilled Cowboy Ribeye with a Garlic parsley compound butter. Served with Mongo (Blazing Saddles) style kegged beans with hog jowl bacon, [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dm9rN6oTs )]LINK[/link] Stuffed Keg Baked Potatoes, Cowboy Fry Bread, Keg roasted Salsa and an icy cold Texas Brewski...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bacon & Eggs! - Cajunate on 8/1/13 at 10:26 am|
During the night I woke up for some reason thinking about bacon. This morning I thought about that and felt like having breakfast. That lead me to putting some grits on to cook while I fried up some bacon.
I picked this up last week.
| Food and Drink Board|| Sliderday Night Burgers - Cajunate on 7/28/13 at 9:01 am|
I had errands to run yesterday afternoon and I intended to pick up a roast and grind it up myself but I ended up running short on time. I happened to be at Rouse's and one of the meat dept. workers had just come out with freshly ground 80/20 meat so I grabbed a pack of right about two pounds.
| Food and Drink Board|| Pulled Chicken - Cajunate on 7/21/13 at 9:34 pm|
About mid afternoon today I put a few whole chickens in my pellet fueled grill to cook for making pulled chicken.
These things had the whole backyard smelling fantastic.
| Food and Drink Board|| Saturday Evening Meal - Cajunate on 7/21/13 at 4:32 pm|
My sister and brother-in-law were in town from Missouri and leaving today so I decided to cook dinner for them last night.
The menu was French green beans smothered with Rotel tomatoed and chicken andouille(bil supposedly can't eat red meat so I got some chicken andouille from Bailey's in Laplace),...
| Food and Drink Board|| Thundering Eggs For Breakfast - Cajunate on 7/21/13 at 12:08 pm|
This morning as I was sitting here checking emails I heard thunder rumbling and went out to the yard to check out the dark clouds. While out there I checked on the chickens and found the hens had already this morning laid three nice eggs and immediately decided to have a little breakfast. The eggs w...
| Food and Drink Board|| Toast, Eggs & Cheese - Cajunate on 7/17/13 at 9:36 am|
This morning I had hunger pangs that I knew would haunt me all morning if I didn't satiate them early enough. I decided to make myself a cheese omelet sandwich using some bread I sliced from a rustic loaf of Rosemary & Sea Salt bread I picked up the other day.
This time I made a simple half fold...
| Food and Drink Board|| Fresh Shrimp...Etouffe - Cajunate on 7/14/13 at 9:34 pm|
Yesterday afternoon I stopped by Michael's Seafood and picked up 10 lbs of fresh shrimp. I wanted smaller shrimp and they had 40-51's for $2.25 a pound. Perfect size for making a good shrimp etouffe!
I Like to use my Lod...
| Food and Drink Board|| Spinach and Feta Make It Betta!! - Cajunate on 7/14/13 at 6:08 pm|
This morning before getting started with a few things I needed to do today I decided to have a little omelet for breakfast. Using fresh baby spinach I made myself a Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelet.
Of course I don't think I need to say that I used some fresh eggs I picked up from the chicken pen yes...
| Food and Drink Board|| Introducing~~~~~ The Louisianan - Cajunate on 7/9/13 at 9:30 pm|
Having pulled pork from Sunday's smoke I was going to make Cuban sandwiches tonight but changed that to what I'll call "The Louisianan".
I warmed some of the pulled pork from Sunday's smoke with a spicy bbq sauce while I griddle warmed a nice size length of Poor Boy Bread.
When the inner side was...
| Food and Drink Board|| Red Beans & Rice and Cornbread - Cajunate on 7/8/13 at 8:14 pm|
If eating Red Beans & Rice on Monday were a crime I'd definitely be a repeat offender. It's a good thing it's not a crime though because a big portion of the Louisiana population would be in jail. You know what I bet they'd serve for dinner on Mondays? Red beans and Rice!!!!. Lol......
I called t...
| Food and Drink Board|| Best Smoked Pork Butts Yet! - Cajunate on 7/8/13 at 10:54 am|
Yesterday morning I injected and rubbed two nice butts that totaled just about seventeen pounds. If I'm going to be smoking one butt I'd just as well throw another one on because it' doesn't take that much longer . In the Keg they went for what I knew would be a long day of smoking but these butts w...