Happy new year to all of the Sur le Plat fans that have faithfully followed me and let me know your favorite recipes this past year! These top ten recipes from 2019 reflect what you wanted to cook and share. For me personally these recipes recall memories of sultry nights in New Orleans, Florida beach weekends, cooking and sharing in the kitchen and at the table with friends, family hand me down recipes and mostly the seasonal bounty of good Louisiana living and eating. Here are your favorites from 2019!
The Saint 75 Cocktail
This gin based elderflower cocktail is a great starter to a special evening. Commander’s Palace in New Orleans and a very generous waiter introduced me to this easy sipping festive anytime cocktail.
Spiced Kumquat Chutney
Thanks to my friend Debbi Berger and my over productive kumquat tree, I am never at a loss for enough of these sweet and sour winter citrus. Chutney, cocktails, salads, sauces and upside down cakes….can you think of anything else for the adaptable kumquat? Check out the recipe if you missed it here.
This soothing and calming cruciferous soup is popular with old friends and new friends. Some claim that this soup has magical healing powers. Make a pot and see for your yourself.
Crawfish, the harbinger of spring and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! This crawfish bread is the perfect party food and adaptable with other seafood such as shrimp and crab.
Bourbon Milk Punch
Whether it’s concocted with bourbon or brandy, this milk punch is more like dessert and a perfect brunch cocktail. Bourbon Milk Punch is another New Orleans favorite and reminds me of Mardi Gras season which kicks off on January 6, King’s Day.
Creole Italian. Is there such a thing? If you like Italian style baked oysters with garlic, breadcrumbs, olive oil and cheese, check out my blog post from last year to get this simple, easy to prepare recipe. Or, visit Mosca’s Italian Restaurant in the New Orleans area.
Coffee Almond Ice Cream Cake
Im not sure if it’s the coffee ice cream cake or the dark chocolate sauce that keeps you coming back for more of this frozen delight. I mostly love it because it is my daughter Maggie’s favorite and annually requested birthday sweet. I would make it everyday to celebrate Maggie if she requested it!
Greek Chicken Kebabs
Somehow this recipe always takes me back to the beach and the long hot days of summer. I hope that it satisfies your craving for a savory Mediterranean entree.
Coffee Rani Brownies
Coffee Rani, a popular coffee shop and lunch spot in Covington Louisiana is where I got my start baking in a postage stamp sized kitchen. Scones, brioche, and these signature brownies were the top selling items. Lucky you, now you can make them too.
You loved this mouth watering warm cobbler which is especially good straight from the oven with slowly melting vanilla ice cream. Blueberries are at their peak in early summer in south Louisiana. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare them and share with you my readers and friends.
The end of a year and the last of a decade. 2020, the beginning of a new decade and more opportunities to share recipes with all of you. Let me know what you wish to learn and cook in 2020. You are always welcome in my kitchen where I hope to excite you and inspire you about cooking and eating the Sur le Plat way!