We’re back with the last week of Princess and the Frog! It’s been a blast to make these recipes. All the food today comes from Tiana’s song sequence about her restaurant. The food was delicious!
- Seafood platter
- Minced veggies
- Pocket jelly beans
- Swamp gumbo – mushrooms, okra, pumpkin,
- Massive mardigras cake
- Fried shrimp
- Stuffed Lobster Tail
- Spaghetti and meatballs
- Pink cake
- Red Velvet Cake
- chocolate mousse
- Neapolitan Mousse
- Strawberry Mousse on Graham Cracker Crust with Chocolate Ganache
- strawberry pie
- berry pie
- key lime pie
- Whoopie Pie
- Chocolate Horn Pastry
- Chocolate cake white frosting strawberry on top
- Bacon and sunny side eggs
- Beignet with honey
- oatmeal with berries
- Bacon, eggs, toast, sausage, OJ, Fruit
- Shrimp gumbo w tabasco
Stuffed Lobster Tail
As Tiana passes her guests, one is eating spaghetti, while someone else is eating what looks like stuffed lobster tail.
- 4 (6 ounce) shelled raw lobster tails
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon minced celery
- 1 green onion, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon cajun spices
- 1/3 cup cold milk
- 1 (6 ounce) can crabmeat, drained and flaked
- 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
- Pull the edges of the split lobster shells apart and gently lift the tail meat to rest above the shells. Place the prepared lobster tails on a baking sheet.
- In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook and stir the celery and green onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, dry mustard, and seasoning.
- Using a wire whisk, mix in cold milk slowly, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
- Remove from heat. Stir in crab meat and bread crumbs.
- Spoon half crab mixture into lobster tails and half on top
- Bake the lobster tails in the preheated oven until the meat is opaque and the stuffing is golden brown on top, 10 to 12 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the lobster tail should read 145 degrees F (65 degrees C).
Deep Fried Shrimp
We see a chef frying up some shrimp
- 1.5 lbs shrimp (peeled)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup chilled beer
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp cajun spices (optional)
- Oil for frying
- Heat oil to 350ºF
- Mix beer, flour, salt, pepper, black pepper, and spices until smooth
- Add shrimp to batter
- Place battered shrimp 1 by 1 into the hot oil
- Cook until golden brown and crisp (about 2-3 minutes)
- Drain on paper towel.
I’m not exactly sure if this is the right thing shown. It at least is similar. Whoopie Pie did exist in the timeframe of princess and the frog, but it wasn’t super common.
But it sure tastes good.
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups shortening
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/3 cups marshmallow topping
- Dash salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, or preheat a convection oven to 315 degrees F.
- In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, butter, and eggs together until well combined. Add the oil and vanilla and beat again.
- In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Add half of the dry mixture to the egg mixture and beat or stir to blend. Add 1 1/2 cups milk and beat again. Add the remaining dry mixture and beat until incorporated. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk and beat until blended.
- With a large spoon, scoop out 32 circles of batter onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
- Spread filling onto 16 circles and place remaining circles on top, to make 16 Whoopie Pies.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine all ingredients except the milk and beat well. Add just enough milk to achieve a creamy consistency. Spread filling across cooled cookie circles.
Red Velvet Cake
I love Red Velvet Cake. I have never made it before. So it was really fun to make it for the first time to mimic the one shown on the right here
- ½ cup /113 grams butter, at room temperature, plus 2 tablespoons to prepare pans
- 3 tablespoons/22 grams cocoa powder, divided
- 1 ½ cups/300 grams sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons/10 milliliters vanilla
- 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon/6 grams salt
- 1 teaspoon/5 grams baking soda
- 2 ½ cups/320 grams flour, sifted
- 1 cup/236 milliliters whole buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon/15 milliliters vinegar
- Cream Cheese Frosting (2 tubs)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 9-inch cake pans by buttering lightly and sprinkling with 1 tablespoon sifted cocoa powder, tapping pans to coat and discarding extra cocoa.
- Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time and beat vigorously until each is incorporated. Mix in vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, make a paste of the remaining 2 tablespoons cocoa and the food coloring. Blend into butter mixture.
- Sift together remaining dry ingredients. Alternating in 2 batches each, add dry ingredients and buttermilk to the butter mixture. In the last batch of buttermilk, mix in the vinegar before adding to the batter. Mix until blended.
- Divide batter among 3 pans and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a rack completely. (Can also be made in 2 cake pans.)
- To assemble, remove 1 cake from its pan and place flat side down on a serving platter. Drop about 1 cup of icing onto cake and, using a flat spatula, spread evenly over top. Remove the second cake from its pan. Place flat side down on top of first layer. Use remaining frosting to cover top and sides of cake.
Everything was amazing. I was a little disappointed with the Red velvet cake. It wasn’t as fluffy as I would have liked it. But other than that, all the food was great.
Lobster Tail – 7.5/10
Fried Shrimp – 8.5/10
Whoopie Pie – 8/10
Red Velvet Cake – 7.5/10