Emeril's Cajun Water
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 5mins
- 1 quart water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pinch Emeril's Original Essence (BAM!)
- 1 lemon (optional)
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
- 30 -40 cloves garlic (optional)
- 1 ham hock (optional)
- 1 teaspoon heavy cream (optional)
- Place water in saucepan- very simple; this ain't rocket science, folks.
- Use your knob to heat the water on low (turn the heat up if you don't have 2 hours to spend, but-2 hours is really a food of love thing; drinking 2 beers ought to do it).
- (I said to myself: self!) relax and get one of those cold frozen things- it will make you happy, happy, happy.
- Don't jack the fire up to high unless you are on good terms with the fire department (but if you do start a fire- don't run out as fast as you can to remodel your house- stick around!).
- That's what those lines are on there for.
- Heat to a boil- oh yeah babe (really hot!).
- Season with salt, pepper, and Essence (BAM!).
- Fork a lemon if it turns you on.
- Add a pinch of cinnaminnamom to kick it up a notch.
- You could put in 30-40 cloves of garlic, or a ham hock, because pork fat rules!
- Add a teaspoon of heavy cream if it thrills you, because somebody has to keep the Dairy Farmers of America in business.
- And there you have it- use water where called for in Cajun recipes.
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