Black Napkin Review: Brennan’s Houston

It’s funny, but the only time I have gone to Brennan’s Houston was during Houston Restaurant Week. With my family ties reaching into Louisiana, I am a very hard sell when it comes to seafood and Creole cuisine. On a not-so-funny note, my experiences at Brennan’s Houston would have…

Brennan’s Bananas Foster

“This is the actual Bananas Foster recipe from the original source and creator of this dessert: Brennan’s Restaurant. In 1951, Chef Paul created Bananas Foster. The scrumptious dessert was named for Richard Foster, who served with Owen on the New Orleans Crime Commission. Richard Foster was a frequent customer…

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Maggiano’s Spiced Shrimp with Crispy Polenta

Serves 4


1 lb. Shrimp, shelled & deveined
2 tsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Red & Yellow Bell Peppers, sliced
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 Cup White Wine
2 Cups Heavy Cream
2/3 Cup Tomato Puree
1 Tbsp Chives, chopped

Creamy Polenta:

1 Cup Polenta, instant
1 qt. Chicken Stock
¼ Cup Half &…