I am sure many of you have heard of the iconic restaurant here in New Orleans named Commander's Palace. Prior to being damaged in Hurricane Katrina, Commander's was the longest continuously run restaurant in the country (or so we thought). The Victorian style home was originally built by Emile Commander in 1893 as a wedding present for his daughter, though she never lived in the home. It was converted to a restaurant and saloon and was run as such for the last 120+ years.
Many great chefs have graced the kitchen of this esteemed establishment. Some past Executive Chefs have been the late Chef Paul Prudhomme, Chef Emeril Lagasse, the late Chef Jamie Shannon and currently, James Beard award winner, Chef Tory McPhail. Chef Tory, who started as a sous chef in the Commander's kitchen, worked his way up through the ranks and was eventually promoted to Executive Chef where he has led the helm for over a decade.
Just recently, Chef Tory decided to branch out into the retail space and launch a line of specialty sauces as well as a rum vinegar. These sauces have a Caribbean style to them that suits Chef's tastes and style of cooking.
He offers three different types of sauces:
Coconut Key Lime and Curry- This sauce is perfect to marinate, glaze and slow barbecue meats and seafood. It is also Gluten Free.
Cilantro, Lime and Sea Salt- This sauce is perfect to marinate steaks, pork, chicken and seafood for the grill. It is also fat free.
Pineapple, Ginger and Cayenne- This sauce is perfect for marinating fresh seafood for ceviche, cold crab salad, grilled lobster, roasted fish and island barbecued shrimp. It is also fat free and gluten free.
All of these sauces also double as low fat options for salad dressing. The perfect addition to any pantry.
Chef Tory also created a New Orleans Rum Vinegar. This product can be used as you would use any aged balsamic vinegar, or you can try it "neat" like Chef suggests.
All of these products can be found on NolaCajun.com through the links listed throughout the blog. Recipes utilizing the above products soon to follow.
If you have any recipes you would like to share with us, we would love to feature them on our blog, Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest! This goes for all of our products! We are always looking for great ideas from our loyal customers!