Potato Soup and Fisherman’s Jambalaya

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Spring time is officially here, and soon we will all be looking for a nice day by the water. Having Spring Bayou in mind, Avoyelles Commission of Tourism’s intern Joanie decided to pick this month’s recipes from a Spring Bayou Restoration cookbook “It’s Better on the Bayou – Spring Bayou Restoration”.

Potato Soup

3 Potatoes
1 Stick Butter
2 Celery Stalks
1 Onion
2 Carrots
3 Cans Chicken Broth
3 Cans Cream of Potato Soup
3 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
8 Ounces. Cream Cheese
8 Ounces Velveeta Cheese
1 Cup Milk

Cook potatoes. Sauté onions and celery. Add carrots and chicken broth to sautéed vegetables and cook for 30 minutes. Add all other ingredients and cook. Season to taste with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Fisherman’s Jambalaya

1 1/2 Cups Cooked Rice
1 Teaspoon Butter
Dash of Tabasco
Pinch of Pepper
1 Teaspoon Paprika
Pinch of Creole Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Thyme
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Green Onions
Dash of Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon White Wine
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Pinch of Salt
1 Teaspoon Chopped Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Parsley
15 to 20 Shrimp
8 to 10 Oysters

Melt butter, add wine, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, add shrimp and oysters. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add remaining ingredients. Garnish with lemon and parsley. Approximately two servings.

For the last time before she leaves, Joanie wishes you bon appétit! This cookbook, along with many others, can be purchased a tour gift shop located at the ACT Office, 8592 Highway 1, Suite 3 in Mansura. Call (800) 833-4195 or email tourism@kricket.net for details.