Friday, March 6, 2009

Cooking Commander's Style

Destin has a new restaurant in town that comes from New Orleans. Recently they have had Saturday cooking demos -- for free. I know a good deal when I see one so for 3 Saturdays I would drag Jeff to these demos with me. The chef would make an appetizer or salad, main entree and dessert. Wait that's not all -- their bar man would prepare a drink to go with each food that was served. With all this knowledge I thought we needed to put it to use. We invited some L'ville friends over to watch the basketball game and have some lunch. We served Shrimp Remoulade before the game. More than 3 ingredients takes longer than you think. The chef said you need to use shrimp with the heads on because it gives a much better flavor.
Finished plate and it was so good
At half time we had the main entree. It was Cajun all the way. We made Gumbo with shrimp, crab, sausage and chicken. Emeril would have been proud.

Commander's Palace has incredible food. I might just have to make some of the other recipes we got. The meal ended with some warm gooey brownies. Plus my CARDS won.


Laura said...

Looks yummy! We used to go to Commander's Palace in N.O. for their Sunday brunch. Only men waiters - no women! Delicious food!

Purple Princess said...

Oh that food looks sooooo yummy!!