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LSU Gets an Official Beer - Stadium Rat
[quote]LSU is getting an official beer thanks to a new partnership with Baton Rouge brewery Tin Roof. The announcement, made Friday (May 27) in a press release, brings to an end a long talk about whether or not the licensing of a purple and gold brew would ever come to fruition.[/quote] [link=(ht...
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re: Best Cajun Recipe Book or Website? - Stadium Rat
[quote]Junior League of Lake Charles cook book called Pirates Pantry for a SWLA perspective. It's such diverse range of ideas and recipes. Paul Prudhomme and Marcella Bienvenue has to be near the top and would be my go to. [/quote]My mom's from Welsh and this cookbook has a bunch of recipes that ...
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re: Big Green Egg Mini Question - Stadium Rat
Damn! I had a chance to get a mini at a garage sale a few years back for $20. If I knew they go for $400 I'd have scooped it up....
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re: Best Cajun Recipe Book or Website? - Stadium Rat
Plantation Cookbook by the Junior League of New Orleans...
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re: Best Cajun Recipe Book or Website? - Stadium Rat
[link=(http://www.gumbopages.com/food/)]Gumbo Pages[/link] [link=(http://www.realcajunrecipes.com/)]Real Cajun Recipes[/link] [link=(http://www.greatcajuncooking.com/recipes/)]Great Cajun Cooking[/link] [link=(http://www.cajun-recipes.com/)]A Cajun Family's Recipe Collection[/link] [link...
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re: The great grits debate - Stadium Rat
Never heard of sugar in grits....
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80% of Americans Want Warning Labels for DNA in Food - Stadium Rat
[quote]A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.”[/quote] [l...
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]Poche's Epic Jambalaya Post Bookmarking the hell out of this. [/quote]Here's [b]pochejp's [/b]jambalaya recipe in a standard format: [b]Jambalaya Gonzales Style[/b] Cooked a pork and sausage Jamb while watching the LSU Tigers beating Arkansas in baseball. I included process pics....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]No greens...according to JFA royalty.[/quote]I don't understand their point of view on many of their restrictions. For me, if it tastes good it is good. I bet they wouldn't approve of the calculator....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]Is it just me or do "chefs" make the worst jambalaya?[/quote]A chef worries about 2 things that most home cooks don't - presentation and being able to hold food to have it ready as soon as someone orders it. That's why they use parboiled rice, I presume. Parboiled rice has an elegant look t...
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re: Anyone try the pizza burger from Company burger? - Stadium Rat
Old timers here may remember a restaurant just north of the LSU gates called [b]'Round the Corner[/b]. You ordered by using a phone that was mounted in each booth. They had a very good pizza burger, probably the best I ever had. Just wish I could duplicate it....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]Let's face it. The same applies for jambalaya as gumbo..... There are as many recipes as there are people who cook them for jambalaya as well as gumbo. There is no ONE way to do it. Not all are great but some may be better than you think because of be it simple or complicated differences. U...
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]My buddy, who you met at the cookoff, is convinced the guy who won used Leblancs seasoning[/quote]I'll bet I could have at least placed by using Oak Grove Jambalaya mix. That said, I'm going to try the Leblanc's trick as soon as I can get my hands on some....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]Stock actually dilutes the flavor [/quote]Dilutes the flavor? I have no idea at all what you could mean by this. [quote]and oversalts it [/quote]Don't add salt when you make the stock or use low salt store bought. And how about not using a seasoning mix full of salt. [quote]celery adds no...
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]I'm not saying you have to do it that way. That's just a safe approach if you've never done it before or if you're really rusty. Once you get the basics down, then you can experiment. You've got to crawl before you can walk. [/quote]Man, I don't think that's a safe approach at all. Safe wou...
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]About onions: Use 30-50% more onions than the calculator calls for [/quote]Or you can change the ratio of cups of onions to pounds of rice and your formula can scale up or down with the amount of jambalaya needed....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
[quote]Delacroix[/quote][quote] I used it Friday when I cooked in my smaller pot for the first time [/quote]Sorry, I meant to ask OP....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
You do know about the Jambalaya Calculator, right? [link=(http://jambalayacalculator.com/excel-spreadsheet/)]Jambalaya Calculator[/link]...
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re: Our new kitchen is getting close to completion - Stadium Rat
I'm sure your cooking will still be top notch, MD....
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re: Secrets to a Great Jambalaya - Stadium Rat
I would add: Don't cook all the taste out of your meat pieces. They should be little treats in the sea of flavorful rice. Use a good stock, not water. Add chopped fresh parsley and green onions at the end. Measure your liquid carefully to avoid dry or mushy rice. Don't stir too mu...
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