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007bond-jb

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Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 9:35 AM (permalink)

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Enjoy, BTW a recipe is on Camellia brands bean bag.
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Yep thems pickled coctail onions in my plate (its a cajun thing)
you smash wit yer fork & eat the bits wit the beans. the rice is buried under them bean, trust me

Camellia's Famous Red Bean Recipe:
1 lb. Camellia Red Kidneys
1/2 lb. ham or seasoning meat (I use Tasso)
1lb smoked sausge
8-10 cups water
1 onion, chopped
1 toe garlic, chopped
2 Tbs. celery, chopped
2 Tbs. parsley, chopped
1 large bay leaf
Salt to taste
Cooking Directions:
Rinse and sort beans. Render meat in skillet. Remove meat and place on side. Saute in fat in skillet, onion, garlic, parsley and celery. Add these with meat, bay leaf, salt and pepper to beans. Boil gently, stirring occasionally for about 1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Add water while cooking if necessary.
Serve over hot white rice add hot sauce if desired
 
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    dickestep

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    RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 1:13 PM (permalink)
    You used "Savoie's Tasso" in your beans, I see. I would love to score a few pounds of that to cook with, and may just drive to Louisiana to get it. I've seen some good sounding recipes for it online and should try making some myself. Your recipe sounds very good.
     
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      007bond-jb

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      RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 2:42 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by dickestep

      You used "Savoie's Tasso" in your beans, I see. I would love to score a few pounds of that to cook with, and may just drive to Louisiana to get it. I've seen some good sounding recipes for it online and should try making some myself. Your recipe sounds very good.

      If come git you some buy at least 10lbs its only about $3.00lb & freezes well
      They make a turkey tasso too so pay attention
       
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        dickestep

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        RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 2:59 PM (permalink)
        If I come that far to get Tasso you can bet I'll bring back some for the other cooks around here, as well as some andouille sausage and boudin. They sell for premium prices here. Every now and then someone will make a run down there for a cooler full of boudin.
        About ten years ago I got tired of not having a good source of boudin blanc locally. I made some and gave some to a Cajun chef who ran a cafeteria in Houston. He asked if I'd sell him some more and the next week I bought a Hobart grinder and went into the business part time. There's a lot of work to it, or I'd still be making that.
         
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          007bond-jb

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          RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 3:41 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by dickestep

          If I come that far to get Tasso you can bet I'll bring back some for the other cooks around here, as well as some andouille sausage and boudin. They sell for premium prices here. Every now and then someone will make a run down there for a cooler full of boudin.
          About ten years ago I got tired of not having a good source of boudin blanc locally. I made some and gave some to a Cajun chef who ran a cafeteria in Houston. He asked if I'd sell him some more and the next week I bought a Hobart grinder and went into the business part time. There's a lot of work to it, or I'd still be making that.

          try this not a rip off on shippin either & great flavor too,
          local grocers carry this stuff I live 35 miles fome the place
          http://www.pochesmarket.com/ordering.htm
           
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            dickestep

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            RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 3:53 PM (permalink)
            Whoo hoo! That place does sound good, Pard. I'll have to give them a try and order something, thank you very much. :-)
             
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              Oneiron339

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              RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 4:14 PM (permalink)
              The recipe looks good, I use andouille in my red beans and rice.
               
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                Adjudicator

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                RE: Cajun red beans & rice Mon, 03/12/07 7:13 PM (permalink)
                I need to get some tasso. I can already get some good andouille...
                Here is the recipe I frequently use:


                 
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                  007bond-jb

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                  RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 8:14 AM (permalink)
                  I got correct myself Savoies tasso is sold in a 8oz pac for about $3.99. also dickestep on another forum a member from the Dallas area posted buying tasso localy, I don't rember what brand it was. Its not hard to a good pot of beans the main thin is a good smokey season meat & don't burn em I also add green bell peppers to mine as well as additional garlic. The recipe I posted is from Camellias site
                   
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                    Adjudicator

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                    RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 6:33 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by dickestep

                    Whoo hoo! That place does sound good, Pard. I'll have to give them a try and order something, thank you very much. :-)


                    10 pound minimum. That equates to $$$.
                     
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                      V960

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                      RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 6:51 PM (permalink)
                      $11 a pound for crawfish tails? And I don't even get kissed.
                       
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                        Adjudicator

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                        RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 8:08 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by V960

                        $11 a pound for crawfish tails? And I don't even get kissed.


                        Besides tasso, that was the next thing that I looked up...
                         
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                          Adjudicator

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                          RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 8:11 PM (permalink)
                          Tasso Recipe

                          1 (8 pound) boneless pork shoulder
                          5 tablespoons ground cayenne
                          3 tablespoons white pepper
                          2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
                          5 tablespoons kosher salt
                          3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
                          2 tablespoons sweet paprika
                          2 tablespoons chopped garlic

                          METHOD

                          Trim the pork of excess fat and cut into 1 inch thick by 4-inch long strips. Combine the seasoning ingredients and place in a shallow pan. Roll each pork strip in the seasoning and place on a wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or up to 2 days.

                          Smoke the pork strips over pecan wood in a covered grill or smoker for 5 - 7 hours, or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 160°F. Cool completely and refrigerate.


                           
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                            CajunKing

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                            RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 8:41 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by V960

                            $11 a pound for crawfish tails? And I don't even get kissed.


                            No vasoline either
                             
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                              dickestep

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                              RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 10:25 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by 007bond-jb

                              I got correct myself Savoies tasso is sold in a 8oz pac for about $3.99. also dickestep on another forum a member from the Dallas area posted buying tasso localy, I don't rember what brand it was. Its not hard to a good pot of beans the main thin is a good smokey season meat & don't burn em I also add green bell peppers to mine as well as additional garlic. The recipe I posted is from Camellias site

                              Thanks, 007. Yes, it seems around $8.00 a pound is the going rate for andouille, too. Considering the smoking time and shrinkage that is probably a good price. I may ask some friends who're into BBQ about going in together and doing a six months supply. It would not be that difficult to do while they're cooking briskets, ribs, and chicken.
                               
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                                dickestep

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                                RE: Cajun red beans & rice Tue, 03/13/07 10:34 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Adjudicator

                                10 pound minimum. That equates to $$$.
                                Yeppers, but a good andouille does add smething more to Cajun dishes than regular kielbasa, and I'd love to try some good Tasso in a pot of pinto beans or blackeyed peas. I may have to scrub off the old Hobart grinder and get back to making some sausage.
                                 
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                                  007bond-jb

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                                  RE: Cajun red beans & rice Wed, 03/14/07 10:30 AM (permalink)
                                  Come on yall no whining, I paid $12.99lb for Louisiana crawfish tails about 3 weeks ago & I live in Baton Rouge. The price is now down to $8.99 & will get down to about $5.99 at peak season. Remember theya re seasonal so check back at that site in a week or two you can add weight to your order by buying some sausage or boudin
                                   
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                                    Adjudicator

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                                    RE: Cajun red beans & rice Sun, 03/24/13 3:01 PM (permalink)
                                    Tomorrow is MONDAY (hint ;)
                                     
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