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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 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...
Spicy Crawfish Breakfast Casserole

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Spicy Crawfish Breakfast Casserole

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. Seafood and eggs have been combined together for centuries throughout the world's foodways. This crawfish and egg dish is as good...
Clam and Lobster Stuffed Weakfish

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Clam and Lobster Stuffed Weakfish

This recipe comes from the second episode of Das Boat Season 3. Watch the series here. As I told Captain Frank and Billy on Das Boat, this dish made me want to go catch more weakfish—something I’ve never said before. Being they’re a close relative to speckled trout and a member of the drum family, I...
Coot Gumbo

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Coot Gumbo

This recipe comes from Episode 5 of Duck Camp Dinners featuring professional chef and hunter Jean-Paul Bourgeois. You can catch every episode of Duck Camp Dinners here. Gumbo may be the most iconic and recognizable dish of Cajun country. Unfortunately there are more bad recipes for gumbos than good...
Bourbon Venison Chili

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Bourbon Venison Chili

This recipe comes from Episode 4 of Duck Camp Dinners featuring professional chef and hunter Jean-Paul Bourgeois. You can catch every episode of Duck Camp Dinners here. There are a thousand different chili recipes, but when cooking at the duck camp, the best way to get hungry hunters fed with a...