The culinary world lost a pioneer. Many of you may not know him by name, but you may have eaten or at least heard of his creations. Renowned chef Paul Prudhomme passed away yesterday after a brief illness.
He invented "Blackened Redfish" a dish that became so popular in home kitchens and restaurants, Redfish harvesting was temporarily halted to allow their stock to replenish.
He also popularized "Turducken" to American audiences. For those who haven't heard of that, it is a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck which is then stuffed into a deboned turkey! Yep! If you've never had one, trust us when we say, you are missing out on an amazing culinary experience.
The cajun chef authored 9 cookbooks and hosted a wonderful PBS show that showcased his Southern/Cajun/Creole cooking. He also created a line of cajun and creole seasonings that have been used worldwide for years.
2nd Man and I hope to take a culinary trip to New Orleans next year and his restaurant will be on our list for sure.