Meat

  Alligator Parmesan DiSalvo

Guy DiSalvo, from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is an exceptional Italian chef. His marinara is a great example of simplicity and seasoning done just right to create an amazingly tasty dish. In fact, it is the perfect topping for veal or eggplant parmesan. Here is my version, which utilizes alligator.

  Duo of Sausages Smothered in Apples

Early settlers found wild apple trees growing in Louisiana and often made wine with the fruit or included it in recipes. This sausage, created in central Louisiana, is flavored with apples and cider.

Chicken Paella

Paella significantly influenced Louisiana cooking. Not only was the dish the forefather of jambalaya, but it was also a hearty meal that kept many Cajun and Creole families alive during hard times.

Braised Doves Evangeline

In Bayou Country, dove season meant not only good sport shooting, but also wonderful game birds for the table.

Alligator Sauce Piquante

This recipe proves the point that in Cajun Country anything can go into a sauce piquante. In this spicy sauce, it is recommended that you use alligator tail meat due to its texture and light to white color.

Oven-Cooked Barbecued Beef Brisket

Preparing a brisket can be overwhelming for some home cooks. Barbecuing or smoking brisket can be time-consuming and tedious. This oven-cooked barbecued beef brisket is ideal for overnight preparation.

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Apple Cider and Diced Apples

The English settling the Feliciana parishes of Louisiana brought with them from New England a taste for apples and cider in their cooking. Certain apple varieties grew well in Louisiana and thus, cider could be produced for this dish.

The Ultimate Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sliders

Although this recipe is for leftover brisket, often after a major barbecue holiday such as the 4th of July or Memorial Day, there are multiple varieties of barbecue meats left over. On these occasions, simply combine the leftover meats with your favorite barbecue sauce for an interesting and unique barbecue sandwich.

Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs

Absolutely nothing can make the ribs more triumphant than a sweet rum glaze to bring out the excitement from the crowd. Just talking about the recipe for this sauce can bring your crowd into a huddle!

Grilled Creole Wild Boar Tenderloin

Tenderloin is the most tender of all game meat.

Teal and Andouille Gumbo

Many times hunters will contribute teal ducks from the morning hunt and combine it with smoked andouille to create a magnificent gumbo for the evening meal.

  Pork Chop and Potato Gratin

We have taken meat and potatoes to the next level with this dish.

Duck and Andouille Gumbo

Almost every species of wild game in Louisiana has been used in the creation of gumbo. Because most Cajun men were hunters and trappers, it is not surprising that wild duck and smoked andouille were often used. Many times hunters staying at Reid-Toerner House in Lake Charles, La., will contribute wood ducks from the morning hunt and combine it with smoked andouille to create a magnificent gumbo for the evening meal.

Chef Folse’s Lamb Chops with Mint Salsa Verde

Air date: December 10, 2015. (Source: Chef John Folse)

Tortilla-Wrapped Spicy Adobo Pork Roast

Prep Time: 3 Hours Yields: 8–10 Servings Comment: Adobo comes from the Spanish word adobar, which literally means "to marinate". It's a common all-purpose seasoning that is used to flavor and/or marinate

Clare’s Baked Chicken Liver Paté by Chef Folse

Prep Time: 2 Hours Yields: 25-30 Appetizer Portions Comment: Borrowed from a favorite cousin, this rich, flavorful and inexpensive spread is simple to make and is perfect for holiday or family gatherings.