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Seafood Tasso Pasta from Ralph & Kacoo's

INGREDIENTS for NEW ORLEANS CREAM SAUCE

12oz-milk
1qt-heavy whipping cream 
1/4 lb-butter 
1/4 cup-onions, finely chopped
1 tsp-chopped garlic
1 tsp-chicken base
1/3 cup-flour 
1/4 tsp-red pepper
1 tsp-white pepper
2 tsp-salt
1 tsp-garlic powder

PROCEDURE

  • Heat milk and heavy cream in a large pot. DO NOT BOIL.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter and sauté onions and garlic
  • Add seasonings and mix well.
  • Add flour to make roux. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat
  • Using a wire whip, add roux to the milk and cream mixture. Continue to whisk until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and cool.

Yields: 1/2 gallon

INGREDIENTS for SEAFOOD-TASSO PASTA SAUCE 

1/4 lb-butter
1 1/2 tsp-chopped garlic
8 oz-tasso, julienne 1/8 inch cut
12 oz- New Orleans cream sauce
2 tsp-R&K seasoning mix

PROCEDURE

  • Place butter in pan over medium heat until one half melted
  • Sauté garlic for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add tasso and brown over high heat 4-6 minutes, stirring often until tasso starts to stick to bottom of pan. Scrape pan with a spoon.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add New Orleans cream sauce. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat

Yield: 3/4 gallon

INGREDIENTS for SEAFOOD TASSO PASTA

(per serving)
3oz-baby shrimp
2oz-crawfish tails
3 ea-oysters
8oz-pasta sauce
8oz-rotini pasta(cooked)
2 tsp-sliced green onions
garnish-sprig parsley, paprika

PROCEDURE

  • Saute shrimp in butter until pink. Add crawfish and oysters, cook until oysters start to curl along their edges.
  • Add pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Add pasta and toss. Heat throughout.
  • Mix in green onions and serve in a pasta bowl. Garnish with parsley sprig and paprika around rim of bowl. Serve with French bread.
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