Cajun Food | Basics with Babish (feat. Isaac Toups)

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  • Published on:  Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • This week on Basics I'm joined by chef Isaac Toups to show you how to make some amazing Cajun dishes: jambalaya, gumbo, dirty rice, and rillons.

    Check out Isaac Toups' restaurants:

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the Chicken & Sausage Gumbo:
    1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    6 garlic cloves, minced
    2 ribs celery, diced
    1 small green bell pepper, diced
    1 small white onion, diced
    8 ounces beer (just not a light beer!)
    4 cups chicken stock
    2 bay leaves
    1 pound andouille sausage, cut into coins (or smoked kielbasa)
    1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
    1 Tbsp smoked paprika
    Cooked white rice, for serving
    Sliced scallions, for garnish

    + For the Rillons:
    2 pounds pork belly, skin removed
    Kosher salt
    2 cups red wine (full bodied like Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon)
    2 cups sugar
    Fresh thyme

    + For the Dirty Rice:
    1 pound ground beef
    Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
    1 Tbsp vegetable oil
    Cumin, to taste
    Cayenne, to taste
    1/3 cup beer (not a light one!)
    Plus roux and trinity ingredients:
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
    1/3 cup diced celery
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    1/3 cup beer (not a light one!)
    2 cups chicken stock
    3 cups cooked white rice
    Scallions, for garnish

    + For the jambalaya:
    Dirty rice (ingredients above)
    1 pound andouille sausage, sliced into coins
    4 boneless chicken thighs


  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  a months ago +8178

    Why’d he have to wear a blue shirt to the shoot, you can’t tell who’s who

  • William Armendariz

    Isaac is cool af

  • Luke Davis
    Luke Davis  4 hours ago

    Babish: Should I skim the fat off the top?
    Cajun Babish: I've never skimmed fat off the top.
    Babish: *laughs uncomfortably

  • Chanice Kobolowski

    no potato salad for the gumbo? what kinda cajun are you?

  • Jakub Łagosz
    Jakub Łagosz  5 hours ago

    I didn't know you had a big brother

  • Detachconex
    Detachconex  5 hours ago

    It's actually babish from the the future

  • They Call Me Felix
    They Call Me Felix  13 hours ago

    Babish mastered cloning technology

  • Serene Schreckhise
    Serene Schreckhise  23 hours ago

    I made the gumbo yesterday. It was delicious!

  • Gavin Little
    Gavin Little  yesterday

    'Don't get a light beer' proceeds to pour a modello

  • Matt Berg
    Matt Berg  yesterday

    I love cooking for a big group but this one made me get in the kitchen to make gumbo for lunch

  • dj jubel
    dj jubel  yesterday

    I've made plenty of gumbo and I never put beer in a roux

  • theartist
    theartist  yesterday

    You two dick heads wouldn't know Cajun Cuisine if it crawled up your closet queen asses.

  • eggmansizzle
    eggmansizzle  yesterday

    Isaac Toups is the best

  • Evie Redding
    Evie Redding  yesterday

    I’m from the Acadiana area, and this made me homesick. ::goes off to make a chicken fricassée::

    Next up: gumbo for them cold nights 🧡🖤

  • Bakin It Right
    Bakin It Right  yesterday

    if you like binging with babish you should watch Joshua Weissman, some may say something even as crazy as him being better. Try him out.

  • Roger
    Roger  2 days ago

    where's the banjo music?

  • Nick Thompson
    Nick Thompson  2 days ago

    The only thing I didn’t see added to the dirty rice were chicken innards. My family has always used the liver, heart, and gizzard from the inside of a chicken when making their dirty rice.

  • Vally
    Vally  2 days ago

    Why does it look like babish is cooking with his dad

  • Justin Berry
    Justin Berry  2 days ago

    Stg first time i peeled garlic like that i cut myself on my hand with the knife i bought bc babish recommended it😂

  • Razvan Dascal
    Razvan Dascal  3 days ago

    tiny whisk