CREOLE SOUL PICNIC with Chef Mel Melton
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
In New Orleans and the bayou country, the summers are sweltering. On Sunday afternoons back before AC came along,many families and friends headed to the lake, beach or riverbank to catch a breeze, fish, and enjoy the summer bounty of food.This menu is inspired by those long ago occasions.
Menu: Creole Caviar Stuffed Tomato (spicy eggplant dip with garlic, onions,peppers, and creole seasoning, served chilled in a ripe tomato); Okra Soup with Grilled Corn and Creole Cream Cheese; Grilled red fish on a bed of butter beans,topped with scotch bonnet pepper piccalilli; Blackberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream; Lagniappe (a little something extra, served to guests- white sangria)