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MUFFULETTA – sandwich of the Cajun Gods

MUFFULETTA – sandwich of the Cajun Gods

Happy belated Mardi Gras to you my Galley Peeps.  I hadn’t planned on writing this one up for you guys because, well, it’s just a sandwich. The plan was for one more ‘bomb’ recipe (my last two JOAN’S TACO BOMBS and BREAKFAST BOMBS in case you missed them) but someone asked for the bread part of this recipe so I thought, why not?  It really was a very delicious, very full and meaty cheesy for ‘just’ a sandwich. Super simple in construction…bread…

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SAUSAGE & SHRIMP MARDI GRAS GUMBO

SAUSAGE & SHRIMP MARDI GRAS GUMBO

“Fat Tuesday” for the ‘dirt people’… SAUSAGE & SHRIMP MARDI GRAS GUMBO 2-3 links of Andouille or Louisianna sausage cut into 1″ pieces several ‘swirls’ of olive oil 2/3 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped sweet peppers (red/green/orange for colour variety) 1 cup chopped celery 2 cups chopped okra 1 Bay leaf Cajun seasoning Sea salt & Pepper 2 x 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes 4 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup flour splash Jack Daniels 20-24 large shrimp…

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SAZERAC for MARDI GRAS

SAZERAC for MARDI GRAS

It’s kind of cool that the Captain (French) and I (Irish) can celebrate something from each of our cultures in the same month. So with Mardi Gras approaching this week, I thought I would concoct an appropriate cocktail for the celebration of ‘Fat Tuesday’ In researching, I found that Sazerac is a cocktail specifically tied to the French Quarter of New Orleans, specifically Bourbon Street so even though the original Sazerac was made with Cognac I chose Jack Daniels (although…

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