Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Turtle, Turtle, Turtle


At one point in time the best meal I'd ever had was courtesy of Cafe Sbisa in New Orleans.
Turns out the following time we visited this place is sucked so bad that we had to "walk away" after the crappy service. Probably another conversation but none the less, I tried Turtle Soup here for the first time and have craved it ever since.
A subsequent visit to Emeril's Delmonico left me wishing I could make this tasty soup at home.
The Food Network is hip with the times and apparently Emeril's recipe isn't top secret so all I had to do was substitute the "cute" turtle ingredient with run of the mill pork...
This recipe takes some time but the end result is awesome. Don't forget the waitresses' sound wisdom of splashing some bum spirits on the finished product. (pictured above)
Also don't think twice about a wee little nip during the cooking process. 20% alc./vol will have you thinking about good times far away from Bourbon St...

4 comments:

Prosecco said...

I'd read this post over and over and didn't know if the turtle part was for real. Until I clicked the recipe and it actually mentioned "turtle meat"!! I didn't know there was even such a thing we could eat!

Scampi said...

ha ha. I substitute pork but in New Orleans they use farmed turtles.

Prosecco said...

For some reason it seems okay for me to eat a pig but not a turtle! Is that weird?

Scampi said...

Turtles have personality, personality goes a long way...