Bartlett Farm, New Orleans (213)
Recipes from this episode
With a nod to Caribbean influences in New Orleans, Chef Evans incorporates island flavors in both the spicy marinade and the ripe-fruit salsa. Coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature, needs to be warmed before being added to the marinade—and contributing a deliciously subtle coconut flavor to the poultry.
Chef Spicer likes the sweet, rich, “slightly beany” flavor of chickpea flour, which she uses to bind these earthy chard fritters, and the pungent, “not too spicy” taste of Aleppo pepper. For more on cooking beets to the perfect doneness, see our recipe for Basic Roasted Beets.
Poppy Tooker’s buttery, spicy stuffed eggs are a tip of the hat to the “late breakfast” served at 19th-century New Orleans restaurant Begue’s. Proprietor Madame Begue offered but one meal a day, an 11 a.m. breakfast that was popular with dock workers whose early morning shifts ended at that time.
Perfect roasted potatoes, says Chef Spicer, “are all about the herbs—sage, rosemary, and thyme, just like the song.” Feel free to add your favorite herbs. And don’t forget to toss the potatoes while they’re in the oven; it helps them to cook evenly.