Do you love New Orleans (NOLA) style cooking? Then, you’ve got to try Applebee’s new Jazzed Up Flavors of Bourbon Street menu! This menu now makes it easy for everyone in America to enjoy the unique flavors and food traditions of New Orleans at your fingertips.
It all started when Applebee’s Executive Chef Patrick Humphrey visited New Orleans and met with renowned local chef Kevin Vizard, as well as shrimp boat captain Spencer Gonzalez. After sharing food stores and traditions that make New Orleans cuisine so special, Chef Humphrey was inspired to add a little taste of New Orleans to the Applebee’s menu for all to enjoy!
Check out the New Orleans “Conversations” webisode series with the links below to see Chef Humphrey’s visit to New Orleans:
The menu has something for everyone! When my family and I tried the Cajun Shrimp Pasta and the Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp, we were amazed at the authentic flavor and genuine southern-style combinations.
Cajun Shrimp Pasta comes with sautéed onions & peppers, which compliment the blackened shrimp, are served over fettuccine with Cajun alfredo sauce. My local Applebee’s offers the entrée for $11.49 or 2 for $20.
Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp is so delicious and flavorful. The Cajun-seasoned chicken breast is grilled and served on a sizzling skillet and topped with blackened-seasoned shrimp, garlic and thyme. It is served with crispy potatoes and sautéed onions & mushrooms on a sizzling skillet. My local Applebee’s offers the entrée for $11.49 or 2 for $20.
Creamy Cajun Steak & Shrimp features a 7-ounce blackened sirloin steak, topped with seasoned shrimp, with fried red potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, peppers, and onions, plus a white wine Andouille sauce. My local Applebee’s offers the entree for $15.99.
The Shrimp Combo Platter comes with blackened shrimp over almond rice pilaf with an herb and ale scampi sauce and crispy fried shrimp. The dish comes with a side of sautéed spinach and red pepper relish. My local Applebee’s restaurant has it on the menu at $12.99.
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Finally, check out Chef Patrick’s Shrimp Tips on how to make your own taste of New Orleans at home!
- When sautéing shrimp, make sure your pan is hot, the shrimp are patted dry and the oil or butter is the same temperature as the pan.
- If cooking with a sauce, get it nice and hot prior to adding to the pan. This keeps you from overcooking the shrimp and adds flavor to both the sauce and shrimp.
- A squeeze of fresh citrus, like lemon or lime, brightens and heightens shrimp’s flavor.
- Find a cooler section of the grill and make sure it’s clean and lightly oiled to avoid sticking.
- Avoid flare-ups and an overheated grill to ensure the shrimp doesn’t
pick up any off-flavors.
- Use skewers to easily turn and evenly cook the shrimp.
- Leave the tails on for easier eating.
- Lightly baste with a sauce to add flavor. It can be as simple as a mix
of butter, lemon juice and herb.
- Start with clean oil heated to the right temperature – typically 350
Fahrenheit works best.
- Avoid over-breading your shrimp. The shrimp is the star; the breading
complements its flavor.
- Dip the shrimp in egg wash, a light dredge of seasoned flour and a
little panko bread crumbs for crunchiness before dropping them into the
- Similar to grilling, leave the tails on for easier handling while
cooking and eating.
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