Let me start by saying that an evening in NOLA (how my sister refers to the city) isn’t enough time to appreciate it! But I had a hell of a night. I did a weekend trip to help my little sister move and the first night she blessed me with a bit of food and drink in the old French Quarter. We started off by going to K Paul’s Kitchen at her boss’ request, and let me tell you, that was some darn good advice.
I had such exquisite Cajun food I simply didn’t want to leave. The climate, the food, the people and their warm friendly nature; it all reminded me of my Puerto Rico. This combination of nostalgia and new exploded as we dove further into the evening. A great example of this kindness can be found in my experience at K Paul’s Kitchen. After trying my first fried green tomato with a Remoulade sauce, I was so moved and overjoyed I grabbed my waitress by the arm (in a non-threatening manner I might add). I ask her to go to the kitchen and find the cook or chef responsible for the delicious thing and I then instructed her to give said cook or chef a hug To my wonderful surprise she came back with the recipe for the Remoulade sauce! Because I am such a nice guy I shall share with you folk on here!
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped celery
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup of finely grated fresh horseradish (or fresh prepared, pinch of salt, 1 tsp of Garlic, 2 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of Tabasco)
- 1/4 Lemon, seeded
- 1 bay leaf, crumbled
- 2 tablespoon creole mustard
- 2 tsp cutsup (I am assuming this is Louisiana’s version of Ketchup… and believe me when I say it’s not the worst spelling I have seen of this ingredient).
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp of Mustard (as opposed to creole mustard… confusing, I know)
- 1 tsp of white vinegar
And that was it, heat this concoction up to a boil and serve up on anything breaded and deep-fried.
After the First round of Hurricanes you could say I was feeling those effects and the Hand Grenade I had earlier (a lemon slushy drink with more alcohol content than I care to admit), lets just say I was fortunate to end the night standing.
Like I said before an evening in New Orleans isn’t nearly enough time to explore the city, but it definitively left a great and tasty impression in my memory and I hope you make time to visit that Jewel in the South.