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Recipes

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  • Anthony's Basic Tomato Sauce

    This simple tomato sauce is delicious on the Veal Parmesan Po'boy but would also work well on top of pasta or pizza. Don't skimp on the olive oil -- it emulsifies into the sauce as it simmers and really adds a lot to the overall flavor.

    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
    • Yield: About 2 quarts
  • Fresh Mint Tea

    Fresh Mint Tea

    This recipe is adapted from the traditional Moroccan mint tea, where green tea is used instead of black, but still with an abundance of fresh spearmint. It is delicious served over ice, but you can also enjoy it warm too at other times of the year.

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 10 minutes, plus time for cooling
    • Yield: 2 quarts, 6 to 8 servings
  • Emeril’s Kicked Up Chili

    This slighly unorthodox chili starts with a roux and gets its chili-goodness not only from chili powder but also from pureéd roasted peppers.

    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 hour
    • Yield: 3 1/2 quarts
  • New England Clam Chowder

    New England Clam Chowder

    This is the classic version of this soup and is very similiar to the one served at Emeril's New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas. It has a deep clam flavor and is brothy and light. The main thickener in this chowder is potato. If you like your chowder to have more body just mash a few of the potatoes against the side of the pot as you are cooking the soup.

    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
    • Yield: 4 quarts, 12 servings
  • Purple Hull Peas

    Purple Hull Peas

    Frozen purple hull peas should be a mainstay in your freezer so that when fresh are unavailable, you can have them on hand to make this delicious and easy dish. You don't have to use the ham hock if you want to cut down on time. Simmer the peas with chicken or vegetable broth and a sprig of fresh thyme instead. Add rice, cornbread, and two shots of hot sauce and you have a meal!

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 2 hours
    • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Navy Bean Soup

    Navy Bean Soup

    Simple, hearty and comforting. Serve it up with a piping hot skillet of cornbread.

    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Total Time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
    • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
  • Hot Apple Cider

    Hot Apple Cider

    This super-simple cider is perfect for a last-minute gathering.  Studding the apple with whole cloves enhances the cider's flavor.  And, if you leave out the rum, this is perfect for the kids' holiday party!

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 20 minutes
    • Yield: About 2 1/4 quarts, 8 to 10 servings
  • Black Bean Soup

    Black Bean Soup

    Try this black bean soup for a taste of the islands-with hints of ginger, cinnamon and orange, this vegetarian version is bound to inspire!

    • Yield: 2 quarts, 8 servings
    Tags: party
  • Emeril's Clam Chowder

    Emeril's Clam Chowder

    This is a rich, thick, bacony version of the original and let me tell you, it's amazing. Clam Chowder is so easy to make especially now that fresh clams are readily available in most upscale markets.

    Tags: bacon
  • Totally Sloppy Joes

    Totally Sloppy Joes

    These messy sandwiches are fun party fare -- make the sauce the day before and then just reheat and serve with buns for a quick and easy treat.

    • Yield: 6 sandwiches
    Tags: kids, party