Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer’s New Orleans

by Susan Spicer, Paula Disbrowe

ISBN-10: 1400043891
ISBN-13: 9781400043897
Region: USA
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: October, 2007
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Recipe Index

Recipesort icon Page Rating
Alice’s Bread and Herb Stuffing 318
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Alice’s Spoon Bread 314
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Artichoke Dolmades with Lemon Sauce 20
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Artichoke Dolmades with Lemon Sauce 20
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Ashley’s Pickled Shrimp 27
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Asian Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce 119
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Asparagus Flan with Smoked Salmon-Potato Salad 39
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Autumn Salad with Apples, Comté, and Hazelnuts 98
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Bahamian Conch Fritters with Cat Island Cocktail Sauce 34
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Balsamic Vinaigrette 95
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Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter-Cream Cheese Icing 332
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Barbecued Chicken Salad with Corn, Avocado, and Creamy Poblano Dressing 121
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Basic Mayonnaise 181
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Bayona Caesar with Arugula 100
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Bayona Extra-cheesy Spoon Bread 315
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Bayona House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 95
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Bayou “Chicken Wings” with Fines Herbes Butter 70
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Béchamel Sauce 63
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Best-ever Almond Cookies 328
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Big City Salmon with Martini Sauce 219
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Bouquet Garni 145
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Braised Red Cabbage 295
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Brandy Crème Brûlée 359
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Brandy Milk Punch 383
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Brown Butter Cauliflower 296
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Brown Butter Dressing with Chestnut Honey 94
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Butternut Squash Puree 189
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Butternut Squash Spoon Bread Soufflé 316
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Cajun-spiced Pecans 22
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Caribbean Crab Pilaf with Coconut Milk 310
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Cashew Meringues with Chocolate Basil Mousse 366
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Celery Root Remoulade 104
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Chocolate Hazelnut Phyllo Turnovers 368
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Cider Dressing 99
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Citrus Chili Glaze 179
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Classic Crêpes 342
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Classic Croutons 88
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Classic French Vinaigrette 90
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Classic N’Awlins Remoulade 93
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Classic N’Awlins Shrimp Boil 24
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Classic Sazerac 376
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Coconut Cream Pie 357
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Cornmeal-crusted Catfish with Silky Red Bean Sauce 207
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Cornmeal-crusted Crayfish Pies 29
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Cornmeal-Crusted Oyster and Black-eyed Pea Salad with Jalapeà±o Dressing 123
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Cotillion 379
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Couscous and Red Pepper Garnish 211
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Crabmeat Gratin with Mushrooms and Artichokes 42
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Cracked Wheat Salad with Green Olives and Golden Raisins 111
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Crayfish and Curried Cream Cheese Turnovers 78
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Crayfish Croque Monsieur 158
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Cream of Celery Soup 141
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Cream of Garlic Soup 138
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Creole Buttermilk-Black Pepper Dressing 92
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Creole Cream Cheese Spaetzle 320
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Crispy Cinnamon-dusted Banana Fritters 347
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Crispy Rounds (Croûtes) 88
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Crispy Smoked Quail Salad with Bourbon-Molasses Dressing 127
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Crispy Turkey Piccata 253
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Cucumber-Onion Salad 106
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Danish Rice Pudding with Dried Cherry Sauce 351
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Danish Roast Beef Sandwich with Crispy Onions 160
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Double Ginger Gingersnaps 331
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Eggplant Caviar and Black Olive Tapenade 191
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Eggplant Roulades with Garlic Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomatoes 303
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Elegant Oyster and Artichoke Soup 146
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Epiphany Lemon Tart 340
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Espresso Pôts de Crème 348
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Farmer’s Market Chicken and Vegetable Soup 143
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Fast and Foolproof Lemon-Tahini Sauce 180
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Fava Bean Pesto with Mint and Anchovy 188
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Filet of Beef with Herbed Cream Cheese Filling and Bordelaise Sauce 278
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Fish Fumet 205
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Five-bean Picnic Salad 298
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Fragrant Basmati Pilaf 307
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French Braised Leeks with Dijon Vinaigrette 109
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French Semolina Cake with Pistachio Crème Anglaise 363
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Galaktaboureko-Greek Semolina Custard Baked in Phyllo 355
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Garlic Confit 193
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Goat Cheese Croutons with Wild Mushrooms in Madeira Cream 72
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Grated Carrots with Lemon and Walnut Oil 105
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Green Olive Tapenade 173
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Green Pea or Fava Bean Puree 187
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Green Salad with Dried Figs, Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Sherry Vinaigrette 97
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Grilled Andouille Po’boy “Creolaise” 163
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Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Cakes and Coriander Sauce 75
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Grilled Steak with Arugula, Tomato, Blue Cheese, and Shoestring Salad 275
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Grilling Corn 122
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Grouper Baked in Grape Leaves 211
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Gulf Coast Bouillabaisse 220
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Gumbo z’Herbes. Green Gumbo with Oysters 152
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Half Sinner, Half Saint 379
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Herb-roasted Lamb Loin with Goat Cheese and Zinfandel Sauce 283
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Herbed Goat Cheese with Garlic Confit 174
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Herbsaint Shrimp and Tomato Bisque 149
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Hibachi Souvlaki with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce 164
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Honey-glazed Carrots and Turnips 294
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Hoss’s Rabbit ’n’ Dumplin’s 257
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Indian-spiced Turkey Breast with Creamy Red Lentils 255
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Indonesian Peanut-Celery Soup 142
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Indonesian Pork Satés with Spicy Peanut Sauce 56
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Italian Sausage Stuffing 54
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Jalapeà±o-roast Pork 269
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Jalapeà±o-roast Pork on Ciabatta with Pickled Cabbage and Creole Mustard 154
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Lavender Honey Aïoli 182
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Layered Crêpe Gâteau with Prosciutto, Ham, and Cheese 61
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Lemon Crêpes with Goat Cheese Filling and Louisiana Kumquat Compote 344
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Luscious Cauliflower Cream 190
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Lychee Champagne Cocktail 380
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Making Gravlax 41
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Marinated Lentil Salad with Creamy Goat Cheese and Ripe Tomatoes 113
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Mediterranean Roasted Shrimp with Crispy Risotto Cakes 215
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Mexican Green Gazpacho with Shellfish 147
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Mint Julep Ice Cream 365
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Molasses Gingerbread with Lime Cream 361
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Moroccan Charmoula Marinade and Sauce 177
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My Favorite Chicken Stock 206
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My Kind of Tartar Sauce 183
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Mykonos Taramasalata 23
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Old-fashioned Glazed Pumpkin Cookies 330
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Olive Salad 156
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Onion and Carrot Bhajis 321
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Oven-braised Leeks 110
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Oyster, Eggplant, and Tasso Gratin 44
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Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with Vinegar, Mustard, and Tarragon 248
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Pan-roasted Quail with Dried Cherries and Pinot Noir Sauce 259
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Parisienne Bistro Crudité Plate. Roasted Red or Golden Beet Salad 102
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Passion Fruit Margarita 382
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Pecan Roulade with Praline Mousse 335
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Pecan-crusted Fish with Citrus Meunière 209
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Peppered Tuna with Asian Guacamole and Hoisin Dipping Sauce 65
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Pickled Jalapeà±os 195
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Pickled Red Onions 196
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Pisco Sour 378
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Poached Oysters with Leeks and Bacon 46
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Polenta Gratin with Savory Vegetables 244
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Pork and Shrimp Pot Stickers with Chile-Soy Dipping Sauce 58
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Pork Quesadillas with Ancho-Mango Sauce 48
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Pork “Saltimbocca” with Marsala Sauce 273
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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage 53
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Preserved Lemon 194
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Prosciutto-wrapped Tuna Muffuletta 155
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Pumpkin Seed Pesto 185
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Ramos Gin Fizz 377
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Red Rice, Green Rice 308
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Rice Calas 313
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Roast Turkey with Blue Cream Cheese on Multigrain Bread 157
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Roasted Chicken with Olives, Lemon, and Garlic 251
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Roasted Duckling with Orange-Cane Syrup Sauce 262
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Roasted Red Pepper Rouille 184
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Roasting Peppers and Chiles 122
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Salmon with Choucroute and Gewà¼rztraminer Sauce 233
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Satsuma Margarita 381
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Sautéed Snapper with Grapefruit-Basil Butter 224
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Sautéed Sweetbreads with Sherry-Mustard Butter 285
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Scotch Almond Tart 371
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Seared Duck Breasts with Pepper Jelly Glaze 264
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Seared Pork Chops with Satsuma-Horseradish Marmalade 266
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Seared Scallops with Corn Cream and Maque Choux 213
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Seared Scallops with Spinach, Bacon, and Tomatoes 51
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Seared Steak with Rosemary and Broccoli Rabe 277
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Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Walnut Red Pepper Sauce 231
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Seasoned Pita Crisps 89
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Sesame Wonton Crisps 89
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Shiitake Mushroom Sauté with Asian Flavors 299
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Shrimp or Crayfish Clemenceau 226
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Shrimp Salad with Fennel and Herbed Cream Cheese on Brioche 162
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Shrimp Stock 228
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Shrimp, Corn Bread, and Andouille Stuffing 319
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Sicilian Cannoli with Bittersweet Chocolate Filling 353
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Silky Butterscotch-Banana Pie 338
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Simple Orzo Salad with Black Olives and Feta 115
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Simple Syrup 376
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Skordalia (Greek Garlic-Almond Sauce) 176
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Slow-scrambled Eggs with Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Bacon 32
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Smoked Duck and Andouille Gumbo 150
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Smoked Duck Hash in Puff Pastry with Apple Cider Sauce 80
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Smoked Duck “PBJ” with Cashew Butter, Pepper Jelly, and Apple-Celery Salad 166
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Smoked Salmon Beignets with Brandied Tomato Sauce 37
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Smoked Salmon Spread with Lemon and Herbs 175
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Smoked Vegetables 293
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Smoked-Tomato Butter 63
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Smothered Greens with Smoked Onions 297
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Southern Shrimp Stew 228
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Soy-glazed Pork with Quick-fried rice 271
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Spanish-style Shrimp with Smoked Paprika and Basil 28
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Speedy Shrimp with Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Basil 222
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Spice Inc. Mudslides 329
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Spicy Shrimp with Tasso Cream and Green Chile Grit Cakes 67
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Spicy Thai Salad with Shrimp, Pork, and Crispy Rice Noodles 129
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Spinach and Artichoke Phyllo Crisps 305
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Spinach and Crispy Oyster Salad with Rosemary-Dijon Dressing 125
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Summer Crab Salad with Carrots, Basil, and Lime 117
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Sumptuous Chocolate Crêpes 343
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Sun-dried Tomato-Pistachio Pesto 186
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Sweet Potato Brioche 323
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The Best Chimichurri Sauce 178
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The Best Stuffed Artichokes, Italian-style 300
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Toasting Nuts 99
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Turkish Stuffed Eggplant with Spicy Lamb and Rice 280
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Variation: Smashed Blue Cheese Vinaigrette 90
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Vegetable and Cheese Enchiladas with Ancho-Tomato Sauce 241
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Vegetable Stock 204
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Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad 107
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White Bean Hummus 172
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Wild and Dirty Rice 311
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“Cajun-style” Chicken Breast with Chili Bean Maque Choux 246
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Publishers Information

About Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer’s New Orleans

Publisher Web Link: http://knopf.knopfdoubleday.com/

One of New Orleans’s brightest culinary stars, Susan Spicer has been indulging Crescent City diners at her highly acclaimed restaurants, Bayona and Herbsaint, for years. Now, in her long-awaited cookbook, Spicer—an expert at knocking cuisine off its pedestal with a healthy dash of hot sauce, and at elevating comfort food to the level of the sublime—brings her signature dishes to the home cook’s table.

Crescent City Cooking includes all the recipes that have made Susan Spicer, and her restaurants, famous. Spicer marries traditional Southern cooking with culinary influences from around the world, and the result is New Orleans cooking with gusto and flair. Each of her familiar yet unique recipes is easy to make and wonderfully memorable.

Inside you’ll find :

• More than 170 recipes, ranging from traditional New Orleans dishes (Cornmeal-Crusted Crayfish Pies and Cajun-Spiced Pecans) to Susan’s very own twists on down-home cuisine (Smoked Duck Hash in Puff Pastry with Apple Cider Sauce; Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Cakes and Coriander Sauce) and, of course, a recipe for the best gumbo you’ve ever tasted.

• Over 90 photographs by Times-Picayune photographer Chris Granger, which display the vibrant city of New Orleans as much as Spicer’s wonderfully offbeat yet classy way of presenting her dishes.

• Instructions that make Spicer’s down-to-earth but extraordinarily creative recipes easy to prepare. Spicer, who cooks for two picky preteens and packs lunch every day for her husband, knows how precious time can be and understands just how much is enough.

There is something else of New Orleans—its spirit—that imbues this book’s every useful tip and anecdote. The strong culinary traditions of New Orleans are revived in Crescent City Cooking, with recipes that are guaranteed to comfort and surprise. This is some of the best food you’ll ever taste, in what is certain to become the essential New Orleans cookbook.  (http://www.randomhouse.com/)

Author Information

About Susan Spicer

Author Web Link: http://www.chefspicer.com/

Susan Spicer was born in Key West, Florida, and lived in Holland until the age of seven, when her family moved to New Orleans. She has lived there ever since, and is the owner of two restaurants, Bayona and Herbsaint. This is her first cookbook.

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About Paula Disbrowe

Paula Disbrowe was the former Cowgirl Chef at Hart & Hind Fitness Ranch in Rio Frio, Texas. Prior to that, she spent ten years working as a food and travel writer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times,Food & Wine, and Saveur, among other major publications. (http://www.randomhouse.com/)

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