Posts Tagged ‘oysters’

Flower Show Specials at Beck’s Cajun Cafe

February 28, 2012

This week’s specials honor  the Philadelphia Flower Show, and will be on the menu through March 11.  Don’t miss Chef Beck’s nod to the big event!

Chicken Salad and Oyster Poboy–this old Country Club classic gets an updated Cajun twist with the addition of Beck’s Creole Mayo.  We served this as a bite sized appetizer at the Valentine to the Market Gala and it was such a hit we decided to keep it on the menu through the Flower show.

Garden Poboy–This vegetarian poboy honors gardens everywhere.  We use a traditional poboy roll, and fill it with portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, grilled onions and cheese.

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Oysters — the food of love

February 6, 2011

Valentine’s Day is only a week away. So, in honor of this day of love, we’re going to be looking this week at foods that are reputed to be aphrodisiacs. Read one a day so that by next week, you can prepare a feast that will assure you of a happy Valentine’s day!

First up, what else — the oyster.

The love of the oyster dates back to Roman times. Some claim that oysters are rich in vitamin E, adding to potency. Others claim that because some oysters repeatedly change their sex from male to female and back, that the oyster lets one experience both sides of love. Or, perhaps after a good helping of oysters, you’re just in the mood.

Whether all, some or none of these things are true, a beautifully flavored meal with a delicious glass of champagne can’t hurt your chances. Here are a few recipes that I love from John Besh’s My New Orleans cookbook.

Oyster Stew:

Oyster and Artichoke Soup

Baked Oysters with Wild Mushroom Ragout and Aioli

Enjoy your oyster snack!

Next up — champagne and chocolate!