New Years Lunch ala N’awlins

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Chef John Besh

Black eyed peas

Bacon
Onion
Celery
Garlic
Bay leaf
Ham hock . No salt
Rinsed black eyed peas
Cover with water about 2 inches above stuff
Boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer
Stir occasionally
Cooked when they smash easily

Serve over cooked long grain rice

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Cabbage

Bacon
Fat back
Render
Add onion, celery, garlic, bay leaf
Halve cabbage . Remove stem
Quarter remainder and put into pot
Add 3 C water
Bring to boil
Add Andouille sausage pieces to top
Cover and simmer
Cook until falls apart and is tender

Top with Andouille pieces
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Beef brisket

Season brisket
Sear well
Chop celery, carrot, onion, pearl onions, turnips, potatoes, garlic, mushrooms
Alt sweet potatoes or fingerlings
1 qt chicken stock
6 hours in oven or 1 hour in pressure cooker

Serve slice with veggies on the side
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Corn Bread
Bacon fat in bottom of cast iron skillet
Heat to 400°
1 C flour, 2 C corn meal, 2 eggs
Salt, sugar, scant cayenne, baking powder
Milk to thick pancake batter consistency
ALT: Buttermilk with baking soda, not powder
Pour into hot skillet
In oven at 425° for about 15 minutes

Turn out and slice

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