Emeril's Cajun Water

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
YIELD: 1 quart




  • 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.