Archives for November 2012

When You’ve Gotta Gumbo: Smoked Sausage and Shrimp

A hearty, stick-to-your-ribs recipe for gumbo stew, packed full of smoked sausage, shrimp, okra, and served over rice. There is something you should know about me. I am slowly going insane because I used “gotta” in the title above. Gotta is not an appropriate way to say anything, but “When You Have to Gumbo” is […]

Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

6 strips thick-cut bacon, diced 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1/3 cup safflower or peanut oil 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on heat preference […]

Guinness Poutine for the Soul

French fries and squeaky cheese curds get smothered in a dark Guinness Draught gravy for a poutine that would make any Québécois proud. I think. Little Miss Muffet Sat on a tuffet, Eating of curds and whey; There came a big spider, Who sat down beside her, And frightened Miss Muffet away. We replaced Miss […]

Poutine with Guinness Gravy

For the Guinness Gravy: 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup finely minced onion 2 teaspoons strong Dijon mustard (like Maille) 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 cup chicken stock (can substitute vegetable broth) 1 cup Guinness Draught salt and pepper to taste To Serve: 3-4 cups baked or fried french fries 1/2 cup cold white cheese curds Make […]