Savory Mac and Cheese with Crawfish

The Back Story

Method

- In a medium saucepan bring 3 tablespoons of butter to melt

- Add the garlic and onions and cook for about 5 minutes

- Add the flour and combine with the onions and garlic

- Slowly ladle in the crawfish stock

- Add the light cream all while mixing with wooden spoon under low heat

- When sauce has thickened, should take about 10-15 minutes, slowly add cheese

- Add cooked crawfish tails and scallions and mix

- Season to taste with salt and pepper

- Pour cheese sauce over ½ pound of cooked whole wheat pasta and adjust seasonings

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Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

Charisse Gibson | @Okaycharisse

Charisse Gibson has worked in newsrooms across South Louisiana and South Mississippi. She was named Morning News Anchor of KSLA News 12 This Morning March, 2013. Since joining the #1 Morning Show in the ArkLaTex she started the Family First franchise, featuring stories about the issues families face daily. She made it a priority to serve her community by mentoring children at the Renzi Education and Art Center and speaking at several events that directly affect young, impoverished teens.... (full profile)

Sara Hebert | @Saratoga

By day, Sara is the marketing director for Academy Award and Emmy winning Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, La. I have been cooking since I was a teenager and learned by sitting on a stool next to the amazing women in my family who were all great cooks. My husband Chris and I love southern culture and food and have a podcast/blog called All Y'all: allyallblog.com

Try Sara's grandmother Ma Jane's famous Rice Dressing   ... (full profile)

Comments

Hi Chef Jeff just to let you know I enjoy your show and so happy with what yoir doing to make a difference in rhe youths lives. If anyone can show them about changing their lives you are the one.... keep up the good work

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