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Jean-Paul Bourgeois

Jean-Paul Bourgeois

Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois spent his childhood surrounded by family, friends, and great southern cooking. His mission is focused on honoring and celebrating humble beginning experiences with others.

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Video: How to Make Pasta with Jean-Paul Bourgeois

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Video: How to Make Pasta with Jean-Paul Bourgeois

This is a recipe to make a basic pasta dough. The recipe itself is open-ended due to the various ways you can work with your dough. You can roll it out by hand, hand-crank like in the video, or cut with an electric tool that connects to a KitchenAid. You could also cut it with a knife, hand-shape...
Video: How to Boil Crawfish

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Video: How to Boil Crawfish

The single-pot boiling method is comprised of three basic steps that, if followed, will result in a tasty batch of crawfish. Wash your crawfish Boil your crawfish Soak your crawfish. To wash your crawfish, simply place them into a cooler or tub and run clean hose water into the cooler. The first...
Duck Dirty Rice

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Duck Dirty Rice

This recipe comes from MeatEater Cooks—our new culinary series available on YouTube. In this episode, Kevin Gillespie and I both share our favorite duck rice dishes. This classic Cajun dish is a great way to use up the whole duck. It features the gizzard, heart, and liver, and also uses the carcass...
Video: How to Make Fried Oysters

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Video: How to Make Fried Oysters

The key to crispy and flavorful fried oysters is to season both your oysters and cornflour breading and ensure sure that your fry oil is very hot. I like to keep my oil between 390 and 400°F so they only take a few minutes to crisp up. Work in batches so you don’t crowd the pan and use a strainer to...
Video: How to Make Wild Duck Curry

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Video: How to Make Wild Duck Curry

This is one of my favorite cold weather recipes for those hard-earned ducks sitting in your fridge or freezer. There are few better ways to complement rich, indulgent duck meat than with the aromatic spices and creamy texture of a classic Thai curry. I start by making a robust duck stock that...
Video: How to Deep Fry a Turkey

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Video: How to Deep Fry a Turkey

This is how to deep fry a turkey, Cajun style! Throw tradition out the window and bust out the big burners for this recipe. To prepare the bird, I inject it with a Cajun butter baste and let it rest in the fridge the night before frying. A good rule of thumb when frying turkey is to allow three to...
Video: Ducks in Cajun Gravy with Jean-Paul Bourgeois

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Video: Ducks in Cajun Gravy with Jean-Paul Bourgeois

This recipe, like many other Cajun dishes, is rooted in simple ingredients cooked in a way that brings out as much of their flavor as possible. Most households in Louisiana have similar recipes varying from family to family and using a broad spectrum of wild game based on availability. For the most...
Duck à l'Orange

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Duck à l'Orange

This recipe comes from Episode 2 of Duck Camp Dinners featuring professional chef and hunter Jean-Paul Bourgeois. You can catch every episode of Duck Camp Dinners here. This pot of Franco-Cajun goodness is a duck camp favorite at the Hobo Hilton. It's been said that if it grows together it goes...
Crawfish and Corn Soup

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Crawfish and Corn Soup

This recipe comes from Episode 6 of Duck Camp Dinners featuring professional chef and hunter Jean-Paul Bourgeois. You can catch every episode of Duck Camp Dinners here. Crawfish and corn chowder is my dad’s favorite dish to make and eat. It’s rich, decadent, and will be begging you back for a second...
Baked Catfish with Tomato Sauce

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Baked Catfish with Tomato Sauce

This recipe comes from Episode 2 of Duck Camp Dinners featuring professional chef and hunter Jean-Paul Bourgeois. You can catch every episode of Duck Camp Dinners here. This recipe is so simple that catching the catfish is the hardest part. Fresh Louisiana catfish are seasoned with my submarine...