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Sauce Piquant! #8013754 10/17/20 08:35 PM
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The family has been bugging me for another sauce piquant and corn maque choux, and I also wanted to push the limits on my big Magnalite pot and see just how many pounds of meat I could comfortably fit in the pot and still have plenty of gravy (the answer is 18 lbs of meat by the way). So, I got after it.

First, I cut up and browned 6 lbs of boneless smoked ham hocks (Tasso is better, but I'm out). See that goodness start to accumulate on the bottom, that's not burnt, that's flavor for your gravy.

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Then season up 10 lbs of skinless/boneless chicken thighs with the infamous Fremin's Magic Dust grin, then cut into good size chunks and brown all that up.

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Then brown 2 lbs of smoked sausage (I'm out of homemade crying need to make some more). Now 18 lbs of meat is browned and time to get to work on the gravy.

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Caramelized onions in butter, with green & red bell pepper, celery, jalapenos, & garlic. Got all that goodness off the bottom.

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Once the veggies are done, I add some flour to make a little roux. Some folks do, and some don't do this in a sauce piquant. I've done it both ways, and I prefer a little roux in mine. Once that's done, then I continue building my base by adding 2 small cans of tomato paste, & season with Pickapeppa, Worcestershire, & Louisiana Hot Sauce. Once that toasts for a little bit and gets thick, I added 2 cans of Hot Rotel, 1 large can of diced tomatoes, 2 cartons of tomato sauce, and add chicken broth to your liking.

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I let that tomato gravy simmer for a little bit and come together, then taste for seasoning. At this point, add more hot sauce and cayenne to adjust the heat level to your liking. Remember, if it's not spicy it's not a piquant! Once I'm happy with the gravy, then it's time to add all of browned meat back to the pot, stir, cover and let simmer until the chicken finishes cooking and is fork tender. Taste for seasoning one last time, and add more Magic Dust/hot sauce/cayenne accordingly. If you season your meat correctly before browning, you normally only have to add a little (if any) more Magic Dust. Coming along nicely....

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The final countdown...

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Good & spicy, but not too hot. Served over rice and garnished with green onions, and cooked up a batch of corn maque choux to go with. Had some help from Selena to wash it all down.

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Life if good. Thanks for lookin'


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Dammit man that looks food


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Originally Posted by Stub
Dammit man that looks food



Yes she does. Selena lives on! grin

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Dammit man that looks food



Yes she does. Selena lives on! grin

In your creams, I mean dreams laugh


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Re: Sauce Piquant! [Re: skinnerback] #8013860 10/17/20 10:22 PM
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Sir....if I wasn’t already married I’d marry you! Or at least be platonic roommates....

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Sir....if I wasn’t already married I’d marry you! Or at least be platonic roommates....



roflmao Snake, you’ve got all the wrong plumbing for me brother, but thank you lol.

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Sir....if I wasn’t already married I’d marry you! Or at least be platonic roommates....



roflmao Snake, you’ve got all the wrong plumbing for me brother, but thank you lol.


You miss understood....you’ve go the wrong plumbing....not me rofl

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Looks sooo good.


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Damn that looks great!
Wish I had a bowl!

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Re: Sauce Piquant! [Re: SnakeWrangler] #8014038 10/18/20 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Sir....if I wasn’t already married I’d marry you! Or at least be platonic roommates....



roflmao Snake, you’ve got all the wrong plumbing for me brother, but thank you lol.


You miss understood....you’ve go the wrong plumbing....not me rofl


rofl That is funny!!!


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Skinner, looks amazing as always cheers


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Thanks guys, everybody here always likes it. Will eat on it for another day, then freeze the rest.

For some reason I have two meals on my mind right now, chicken fried steak and redfish Pontchartrain......hmn

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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Sir....if I wasn’t already married I’d marry you! Or at least be platonic roommates....



roflmao Snake, you’ve got all the wrong plumbing for me brother, but thank you lol.


You miss understood....you’ve go the wrong plumbing....not me rofl

That’s hilarious


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Looks good I finally found a place in Texarkana that has Tasso.

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Originally Posted by Giblett
Looks good I finally found a place in Texarkana that has Tasso.


Wow. You’re lucky lol.

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Anything for Salena,,,,,,


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Langpie speciality meats has all kind of Cajun goodies about a hour drive one way but worth it don't know if they ship or not but worth the stop if your in Texarkana area.

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Man that sauce looks fantastic (that's coming from a born and raised South Louisiana boy). I personally like mine with a little more tomato (my sauce comes out red) but I think I'll try your recipe the next time I cook one. Anytime I get my hands on some rabbit or gator, sauce piquante is my go to recipe.

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Originally Posted by Sparta
Man that sauce looks fantastic (that's coming from a born and raised South Louisiana boy). I personally like mine with a little more tomato (my sauce comes out red) but I think I'll try your recipe the next time I cook one. Anytime I get my hands on some rabbit or gator, sauce piquante is my go to recipe.



Thank you Sir. My sauce comes out red too, but the reflection off the grease makes it look like it's not rich & red when taking pictures.

I normally make at least one pot of rabbit & dove sauce piquant every year. Gator and turtle is something special to me.

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I love me some sauce piquant.


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