Oyster Artichoke Bisque

oyster artichoke bisque in a bowl with 2 fresh artichokes

Soup…a New Orleans favorite? Yes, it is. Whether its gumbo, turtle soup or any of the many other varieties of soups or bisques, you’ll find it on the menus of New Orleans restaurants, from fine dining to the mom and pop neighborhood places, as a starter or an entree. Given the abundance and popularity of fresh Gulf Oysters and the love for artichokes, it’s no surprise that one of the City’s most popular soups is Oyster Artichoke Bisque, a rich and creamy bisque with the brininess of oysters matched perfectly with the mild, distinctive flavor of artichoke. Thankfully, you don’t have to eat out to enjoy this Creole specialty…here’s the no-angst way to make Sweet Daddy D’s Oyster Artichoke Bisque.

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Making Roast Pork Tenderloin with Meyer Lemon Sauce

sliced pork tenderloin with meyer lemon sauce and a meyer lemon

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If you like lemon flavor, you are in for a treat with this lemony sauce with a twist. It’s made with Meyer Lemons, a hybrid cross between a Eureka Lemon and a Mandarin orange. Combining the Meyer Lemon’s complex flavor with butter, garlic, white wine and fresh rosemary, produces a versatile sauce great on pork, chicken, fish or just about anything you can imagine. Pork Tenderloin is an ideal cut of meat for anything from a quick weeknight dinner to an elegant meal. Here we prepare it with a smoky citrus-y rub. When you add the Meyer Lemon sauce to the roasted tenderloin, watch out…it’s Sweet Daddy D’s no-angst recipe for Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Meyer Lemon Sauce! Continue reading “Making Roast Pork Tenderloin with Meyer Lemon Sauce”

How to Make Black-eyed Peas

stewed black-eyed peas

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Black-eyed Peas are a must for many on New Year’s Day, as they are said to bring good luck in the New Year. Whether or not that’s true, they will definitely bring you warmth and goodness anytime you cook them. A Louisiana and Southern tradition since the early days of our country, Black-eyed Peas are comfort food as rich in tradition as they are in flavor. Here is Sweet Daddy D’s simple, no-angst recipe for Black-eyed Peas, simmered in rich stock with Creole seasoning and Andouille Sausage. Serve this over rice for memorable and traditional New Year’s fare, but I bet you’ll end up wanting these year-round.

Black-eyed Peas with Smothered Cabbage and Baked Ham on a paper plate
Black-eyed Peas with Smothered Cabbage and Baked Ham

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