Flashover Creole Seasoning Now Available at Sexton’s Seafood Market – Destin

Sextons Seafood Market

New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Seasoning is now available at Sexton’s Seafood Market in Destin! Be sure to get your jumbo head-on shrimp there and pick up a bottle of Flashover to make yourself some New Orleans-Style Barbeque Shrimp for dinner tonight!!!

 

Sexton’s Seafood Market is located at:

301 Harbor Boulevard

Destin, FL 32541

850-837-3040

 

Chorizo Black Beans & Rice Recipe

CHORIZO BLACK BEANS AND RICE

 

My idea for this recipe was to cook black beans as I normally would cook red beans. The difference is that instead of andouille I used chorizo sausage. Instead of parsley, I used cilantro. Instead of hot sauce, I used Mexican Biz. At least that’s what we call it. Mexican Biz is just 2oz. of smoked and dried chipotle peppers boiled in one cup of olive oil for a minute. Once it cools, you put all of the contents into a food processor and turn it into an oily paste. I put it in a bottle so it can be poured out at will. We add this to the beans as a condiment when served. Treat it like Tabasco … everybody likes a different amount.

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of Camellia dried black beans

64 ounces of unsalted chicken stock

2 smoked ham hocks

3 small onions (chopped)

¼ cup of green bell pepper

⅓ cup of celery (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped small)

1 tablespoon of Firehouse Flashover Seasoning (or your favorite Creole seasoning)

2 tablespoons of cilantro (chopped fine)

1 pound of cured Spanish Chorizo (not the loose kind)

1 teaspoon of salt (check to taste first before adding)

Mexican Biz (as an accompaniment)

 

Soak rinsed beans overnight in the chicken stock. Put on a medium fire and warm up. Put everything else in the pot (except the Mexican Biz.) Cook uncovered on a low fire until the beans begin to get soft. This will take about 2 hours. Remove ham hocks and let cool. Take any meat you can get from the ham hocks and cut up into small pieces. Add back to pot. It may take up to 5 hours to completely cook depending on the beans. Some beans may be a little harder than others. Stir often to keep them from sticking. They will break down and thicken up over time. Check to see how soft the beans are and if they thicken up too much, just add a bit more chicken stock. Serve over white rice. We like to add a bit of crema and cilantro as a finishing touch!

 

Dorignac’s Demo Recipe – Smothered Chicken

Thanks to everyone who came out to DORIGNAC’S for our demo of New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning and sampling a taste of Robert Medina’s Smothered Chicken!

SMOTHERED CHICKEN AND ONIONS

1 whole cut up chicken

1/3 cup of oil

1/3 cup of flour

1/2 pound of bacon

4 large onions (cut into thin slivers)

1/2 cup of bell pepper

1/4 cup of celery

3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

48 ounces chicken stock

2 tablespoons of flashover seasoning

Get a large Dutch oven. I use a big black iron pot, but that’s just me. I like the old-fashioned way of smothering down food. But I digress. Let’s get to it.

Fry the bacon in the pot until it is crispy. Remove it and place on paper towels to cool.

In another pan, make a dark brown roux with the flour and oil. Set aside and let it cool.

Rinse the chicken pieces and pat them dry. Now rub the FOS all over the chicken. Going back to your original bacon pot, heat up the bacon drippings and brown the chicken pieces on all sides. It may take a couple of batches to do it all, but that’s all right. Place the browned chicken on some paper towels for now.

Put the onions, bell pepper, and celery in the pot with the chicken fat and bacon drippings, and sauté them down until they are wilted. I use a heat resistant spatula to mix things around and, in the process, scrape the bottom of the pan. That way all of the tasty brown bits will mix with the veggies. Now add the garlic and cook for a minute more.

Next put the chicken stock into the pot and heat it all up to a simmer. Scrape the bottom of the pot to release any of the browned bits that might still be there. Once the stock is hot, slowly add the room temperature roux a little at a time, and blend it in. Now add the chicken; then crumble up the bacon and put it in the pot. Cover and place into a 350-degree oven for one hour.

Remove from the oven, and let the pot sit for a half hour covered. No peeking!

After that, taste and adjust the seasonings as you like. Serve this over cooked white rice.

Note: If I have the time and I’m at home making this, I will remove the chicken from the bones and put it back in the gravy. That way no one has to pick the meat from the bones while they are eating. It can get a little messy. When I was at the firehouse I never did that. Those guys liked being messy.

This recipe and more can be found in “If You Can’t Stand the Heat…A New Orleans Firefighter’s Cookbook” by Robert Medina.

New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning can be found in the Spice Aisle and Fresh Meats/Seafood sections at Dorignac’s.

Look for more cooking demonstrations in-store coming soon!!!

 

DORIGNAC’S

710 Veterans Blvd.

Metairie, LA 70005

www.dorignacs.com/

 

Tasting Demo at Dorignac’s!

Flashover Seasoning LabelNew Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning will be featured on Saturday, October 11 at Dorignac’s Food Center  in Metairie, Louisiana from 10:00am-1:00pm.

Be sure to stop by for a taste of Smothered Chicken featuring our Flashover Creole Seasoning while you are stocking up for supplies this football weekend!

Located in Metairie, Louisiana, Dorignac’s Food Center is the premier location for fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, party platters, wedding cakes and more!

Look for more cooking demonstrations in-store coming soon!!!

 

DORIGNAC’S

710 Veterans Blvd.

Metairie, LA 70005

www.dorignacs.com/

 

Be sure to ‘Shake It Up and Shake It On’ your favorite foods! Not just for seafood, meats and poultry…Try it on popcorn, eggs, pizza and anything else that needs a little extra kick!

Southern Specialty Market Now Featuring Flashover Seasoning

Southern Specialty Market in Navarre is now carrying New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning!

Southern Specialty Market offers sauces and seasonings from the South and Southeast as well as Cajun flavors. It also features “chicken wheels,” comfort foods such as handmade orange rolls and also cakes out of Canton, AL.

 

They are located at:

Southern Specialty Market

1824 Alpine Avenue

Navarre, FL  32566

850-686-6005

www.facebook.com/southernspecialtymarket 

Robert Fresh Market Now Carrying Flashover Seasoning

We are pleased to announce New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at Robert Fresh Market at the corner of West End and Robert E. Lee at the Lakefront!

Robert Fresh Market is a neighborhood-oriented, full-service market filled with the highest quality fresh produce (supplied by local growers whenever possible), hard to find gourmet items, signature offerings made from scratch in the food service and bakery departments, and prime cuts of meat.

 

They are located at:

Robert Fresh Market

135 Robert E. Lee Blvd. (Lakefront)

New Orleans, LA  70124

(504) 282-3428

www.robertfreshmarket.com

 

 

Now Available at World Famous N’Awlins Cafe & Spice Emporium in New Orleans

New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at the World Famous N’Awlins Café & Spice Emporium located in the Historic French Market!

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WFN serves up the BEST authentic Creole and Cajun Food in the city. They also have the largest selection of hot sauces, spices and Louisiana entree mixes.

 

 

 

They are located at:

World Famous N’Awlins Café & Spice Emporium

1100 N Peters St (French Market)

New Orleans, LA  70130

(504) 528-7770

www.worldfamousnawlins.com

 

 

Flashover Seasoning Now Available at The Honey Pot in Destin, FL

New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at The Honey Pot & Café in Destin, Florida! (Located behind Walmart)

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The Honey Pot in Destin, Florida provides customers with 100% treatment-free local honey. Their 3 raw honey varieties come from bees living exclusively in Destin and other hives in the region. Destin honey is a healthy, natural, and delicious alternative to store-bought honey.

The Honey Pot also offers an exclusive skincare line made from local and Destin area honey. Lotions, soaps and scrubs are available in several different fragrances including oatmeal honey, fresh Florida citrus & orange blossom!

Please visit them at:

The Honey Pot & Cafe

4014 Commons Drive W., Ste. 102

Destin, FL  32541

850-837-8885

www.destinhoney.com

Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning available at Sea Dog Snack Shack/Hidden Dunes

Hidden Dunes Sandestin* * * UPDATE – CLOSED FOR THE SEASON * * *

The Sea Dog Snack Shack at Hidden Dunes is now closed for the Summer Season. Be sure to check back again next year!  Flashover Seasoning can still be purchased at Blalock’s Seafood, Destin Ice and the Beef Jerky Outlet in the Destin area.

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New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available at the Sea Dog Snack Shack located at Hidden Dunes in Sandestin, Florida! Be sure to stop by for a Grilled Gulf Fish Sandwich encrusted with our Flashover Creole Seasoning (Specialty of the House!) or any of their other casual beach-side offerings located by the Hidden Dunes Lagoon.

Firehouse Flashover Seasoning now available exclusively at Dorignac’s!

Flashover Seasoning LabelOur New Orleans Original Firehouse Flashover Creole Seasoning is now available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY  in New Orleans area grocery stores at Dorignac’s in Metairie, Louisiana.

Located in Metairie, Louisiana, Dorignac’s Food Center is the premier location for fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, party platters, wedding cakes and more!

Look for cooking demonstrations in-store coming soon!!!

 

DORIGNAC’S

710 Veterans Blvd.

Metairie, LA 70005

www.dorignacs.com/

 

Be sure to ‘Shake It Up and Shake It On’ your favorite foods! Not just for seafood, meats and poultry…Try it on popcorn, eggs, pizza and anything else that needs a little extra kick!