Happy Mardi Gras everyone! Y’all have a great day and enjoy these recipes
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Last week, the I posted the recipe for The Cabin Restaurant‘s Buttermilk Pie, a surefire hit at any family Christmas feast. Today I’m going to give you another delicious pie recipe that is wholly Southern and perfect for Christmas time: Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Pecan trees drop their nuts from about mid-October through New Years, so if you live near a pecan orchard or have access to fresh pecans, they will only make the the pie tastier (especially since it is such a labor of love to crack all those pecan nuts!). This is an old Southern recipe, and The Cabin used served pecans pies when it catered at The Houmas House, just down the road in Burnside. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
4 tbsp Butter, melted
8 tbsp Brown sugar
3/4 cup Corn syrup
1 tbsp Sweet potato puree
1 1/2 cups Pecans
1 Pie shell
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
4 tbsp Vanilla
Combine butter and sugar together
Add salt, eggs, corn syrup, sweet potato and vanilla. Beat until well blended
Spread 1 cup pecans in the bottom of the pie shell, pour mixture over pecans, then sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans over the top.
Bake in a preheated over set at 375° for 55 minutes or until golden brown
Wrap and refrigerate pies aﬅer they cool until serving
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Chef Troy Mendoza has been whipping up tantalizing new dishes at The Cabin Restaurant over the last 6 months. Today’s blog is the recipe for one of his most recent creations: Roasted Duck and wild rice pilaf topped with a Bourbon-Pecan gravy. Unlike the recipes I’ve posted in the past, this one does not come from The Cabin Cook Book. Now, before you start cooking, a word to the wise: roasting duck is rather difficult. The key to a juicy, succulent roasted duck is low heat and a long roast time.
1/2 a duck
1 stick melted butter
Heat oven to 250°.
Season the duck to your liking with the seasonings. In Louisiana, we like a little bit of kick in our dishes, so we use a bit more Seasonall than the other ingredients.
Brush the duck with the melted butter. Slow roast duck for an hour and a half. Periodically brush the duck with the melted better, every 20 minutes or so.
4-8 pods hand chopped garlic
Good-sized handful of chopped pecans
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup duck stock (you can substitute chicken stock if you have to)
2 shots bourbon
Salt & Pepper
1 cup roux
Sauté garlic and pecans in butter for about 10 minutes or so in a large cast iron skillet
Add duck stock, salt & pepper, and parsley. Stir for about 5 minutes.
Add the 2 shots of bourbon and the roux. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir for 10-15 minutes.
Pick up a bag of wild rice pilaf from your local grocery and follow instructions on bag.