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Old 06-22-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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ISO help Identifying New Orleans/Cajun spice

A year or two ago, I had a friend who did some volunteer work in New Orleans ( Katrina). One of the locals cooked himm up some food as a way of thanking him. He really liked the dish, so go the recipe. He told me the recipe ( a year ago) and I didnt write it down because Im a vegetarian and i dont eat crawfish, but for whatever reason, I was thinking about it today and got my self curious about one of the ingredients.

Anyway, I remember there was Crawfish, Cream and a load of butter and then he mentioned that they added some kind of spice/ seasoning mix.

This leads me to my question.

It wasnt a specific spice like paprika, but it was a a blend of spices, or seasoning mix. And it went by a persons name. So it wasnt " cajun spice mix" but just a first/last name kinda thing

I remember when i told me , i looked it up online and was able to find it, yet not able to find it in local stores here.

It may be a more local thing as opposed to a commercial thing.

I would definitely recognize the name if i heard/ saw it, so i was hoping someone might have some clue of what I am talking about.

anyway, thanks in advance.

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Old 06-22-2008, 07:52 AM   #2
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Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Tony Chachere's are three that come to mind that have spice lines with their names on the label...
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
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Although, ive heard of them all, those werent the one that he had mentioned. Its possible I could be totally wrong about this. I just remember lookig for it online and finding it. UNfortunately, my computer HD had crashed since then and lost the link.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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What is the time frame....year etc.????
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #5
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Have you tried "Googling - Cajun spices" ? maybe it would boost your memory a bit. I just did, and there are many.
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Alex Patout's...??
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Rex....or Zatarains....?
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:18 AM   #8
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Ive been googling about an hour now, and the truth is, even when i find out what it is, i probably wont use it anyway. Its jut one of those things that is stuck in my mind, and now its killing me that I cant remember what it is.

If this helps, I remember when he told me the recipe, he just used the name as if that was the spice itself. Didnt appear that this " name" was associated with a line of spices or mixes. JUst it in itself ( wow, Im confusing myself here...)
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:25 AM   #9
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Oh, and year, this was about 1 -2 years ago. My friend is a dental assistant ( who is now in dental school) on volunteered at a clinic providing free dental care. As appreciation, many of the people down there would cook and bring them meals.
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Crawfish cream
Recipe by- Emeril's New Orleans Cooking
1/2 pound peeled crawfish
2 teaspoons Emeril's Creole seasoning
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sc.
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sc.
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
(creole seasoning, make a big batch give to friends)
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano 1 tablespoon dried leaf thyme
combine all and store in a jar.
cream directions-
1 sprinkle the crawfish with Creole Seasoning, and use your hands to coat throughly.
2 in a medium skillet over high heat, combine the seasoned crawfish, green onions, Worchestershire, and hot pepper sauce and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cream, bring to a boil, and cook for 4 minutes, still over high heat. Add the butter and wisk gently
until thoroughly incorporated, for about another minute. Remove from the heat.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one day reheat over lowest heat.
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