I have had the pleasure this week of trying Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce, Bayou Blend Seasoning and Louisiana Popcorn Rice from an award winning company in Louisiana named Mossy Bayou Foods.
The Louisiana Popcorn Rice:
Let me tell you, I love this stuff. And those who know me, know, I am not an eater of rice not brown.
But THIS RICE rocks!
When it is cooking you get the aroma of popcorn in your kitchen, plus it cooks up perfectly.
I usually season my rice with something pertaining to the dish I am cooking, but I left this alone, just to see if it lived up to its name. And it does. Delicate kernels (is rice kernels?) not sticky at all. With a nice, not overbearing taste of popcorn. I did sauté it a bit in a little butter before adding the water.
The Bayou Blend seasoning:
It is spicy and hot. A little goes a long way. Very smokey ( I love smokey) and different layers of flavor and heat. Start out sparingly till you find your comfort zone. But you will delight in the flavor it adds. I tossed it with the chicken chunks in my recipe.
This seasoning would also be great on shrimp, pork, steak, or fish. Used in Gumbo,paella, on a slab of ribs. Plain or with other herbs in a dry rub. Loads of dishes would be great with this sprinkled in. Next time I make cornbread I'm adding a good sprinkle of this to the recipe.
As for the Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce:
It looks like swamp scum. But it tastes far better than any swamp scum I've ever tasted. Don't ask me how I know this, just trust me...it does.
Must be a Louisiana thing.
It is green...well actually a grayish/blackish green. And there's a thickness to it...perhaps tiny things floating around in it.
This stuff is Mmmm Mmmm GOOD!
I don't even care what's in it. I just know I like it. I had it on my omelette this morning. And it just added so much flavor. It is a little smokey too. And while it has some heat, it is not really that hot. So you get the flavor without your taste buds crying.
And now that you Dear Readers have read and seen how good this stuff is you can....TASTE how good it is.
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Thats right one lucky reader will win a gift pack of Louisiana Popcorn Rice, Bayou Blend Seasoning and Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce.
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I received gift pack from Mossy Bayou Foods to try out for review purposes. All opinions are from my own taste buds.
But, my oh my, swamp guys....there are no recipes on your site....
Okay, here's one I made up.
Down on the Bayou Chicken and Rice with Beans
1 1/2 c. of the Louisiana Popcorn Rice
2 tsp. butter or olive oil
2 cups of water
1 can of pinto beans
1/2 tsp.Bayou Blend Seasoning
2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 tsp. Bayou Blend Seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
Couple of grinds of black pepper
2 tsp. olive oil or canola oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tsp. olive oil or canola oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions (optional)
In medium bowl, toss chicken with Bayou Blend Seasoning, oregano,pepper and oil, let sit while you start rice.
In a saucepan, melt butter or heat oil, add Louisiana Popcorn Rice and stir to coat.
Sauté for about 4 minutes on medium.
Add water and bring to boil, turn down heat till just simmering and cover. Set timer for 6 minutes and then check, add water if needed, set timer for 6 more minutes. It should be done in 12 minutes all together from boiling point.
In small pan or microwave bowl, heat pinto beans. Season with 1/2 tsp. Of Bayou Blend Seasoning.
Sauté vegetables in 2 tsp. of oil till opaque, push to one side of skillet and add chicken. Cook till no longer pink. stir into vegetables, turn down heat and cook an additional 3 minutes.
Fluff the rice. Stir the beans.
Place rice on each plate, place beans on top, put chicken over beans and sprinkle with green onions.
Serve with Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce.