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Recipes by Dale Begnaud


Dale’s Shrimp Corn Macque Choux

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...Delicious entree or side dish made of fresh corn and shrimp; easy, versatile, and quick to cook....

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Spinach Shrimp Casserole

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...Dale’s Kitchen In Memory of his Mom – Meredith Begnaud Mom knew how to get us to eat our spinach. When she cooked this, there was never any left. So who said Popeye was the only one who liked spinach?  ...

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Figs Bars

Momma’s Fig Bars

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...and raspberries. A fresh fig tastes like a mix of a peach and a strawberry! Even though Fig Newton cookies are probably the only figs most people have tried, they simply do not compare to the fresh fig. Treat yourself next time you see a fig tree that is ripe ...

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Cracklins (Cracklings) /Grattons and Pork Rinds /Baconettes

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...they are really not the same. While both are both made with pork fat, each has a different method of cooking and a different cut of meat. To make cracklins you use a cut of pork that has the pork skin, pork fat and pork meat all attached. Pork Rinds, ...

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Ju Ju’s Creamy Pralines

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...Pralines – An easy, rich-tasting candy classic....

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Tender Ribs

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Ribs contain a substantial amount of connective tissue. Therefore, many cooks boil the ribs to get them tender. The length of time needed to tenderize will vary. The secret to great ribs is to cook them at low temps for long periods of time.

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Mama’s Cajun Style Courtbouillon

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As fishermen, our freezer was always stocked with redfish and catfish. My mother, Meredith would make this Cajun dish that we enjoyed as children. I now make it for my children; it is one of the favorite meals. The Cajun version of courtbouillon is generally flavored differently than some because ...

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Cajun Catfish Gumbo

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This is a great gumbo recipe from the Houma, Louisiana area. Great anytime but perfect during Lenten season.

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Baked Fish w/Tomato Sauce

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...A popular fish dish, great for red fish or red snapper....

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Duck Etoufee (Stew)

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...This recipe maybe made with tame or wild duck....

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French Quarter Steak

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The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous section of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. It stretches along the Mississippi River from Iberville Street to Esplanade Avenue and back from Decatur Street to Rampart Street. It is also known as the Vieux Carre (“Old Quarter” in French) and ...

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Ground Beef/Jalapeno Cornbread Casserole

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...This was one of my children’s favorites growing up.  ...

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Meredith’s Oatmeal Cookies

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...A family favorite! I grew up eating these cookies, as did my children. Now their children will as soon as their first baby teeth come in....

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Gaspergou (Goo) Etouffée (Etoufée)

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A fish stew made with the goo fish. The goo fish is the nickname for a freshwater drum; known as a gaspergou or sheepshead. This fish is similar to carp.

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The Art of Drying Shrimp (Cajun Dried Shrimp)

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In the days when there were no refrigerators, people used to cure their meats and fish with salt. It has been soaked in a salty solution and then dried until it is very hard, much like people used to do over a hundred years ago. Salt is considered antibacterial because ...

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