We are all excited for today’s wild-card playoff game between our beloved Saints and the NFC West Champion Seattle Seahawks. The Saints are heavy favorites, but are injury-depleted at key positions, and Seattle is a very tough place to play for visiting teams. We plan to gather with a few close friends, observe our peculiar Who Dat superstitions, and root the Black and Gold to victory.
- Beer-braised beef brisket
- Dirty rice
- Tender lettuce salad withbuttermilk-scallion dressing
- Abita Golden, along with other beverages
Needless to say, the outcome of the game was a disappointment. Dinner was good, but it wasn’t quite enough to lift our dampened spirits.
The dirty rice, made with pancetta and chicken livers, was particularly tasty.
The brisket has become a standby, seared in my Le Cruset dutch oven and then braised in beer in the oven. Davis says it is his “favorite kind of meat.”
I lost a bet with my friend Greg, and will be picking up the tab for dinner at Alinea in Chicago during the AAO in May. Ouch!