Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is the quintessential Louisiana dish.  When a Cajun makes a gumbo, it’s always chicken & sausage.  The sausage can be spicy or not.  It’s usually smoked, but that’s optional, too.  The only important thing is the sausage should be a local brand.  The national brands tend to be vapid and a texture more like…

Chiles Rellenos

Relleno means “stuffed”. Chiles rellenos /chee-lays ray-yay-nos/ are stuffed poblano chiles. Most of us have had them in Tex Mex restaurants, stuffed with cheese or ground beef, and covered in sauce. I serve these, stuffed with mashed potatoes, over hanger steak rubbed in a delicious chile-coffee rub and molé roja, as shown in the video. I…