Enola Prudhomme's Low-Calorie Cajun Cooking

Enola Prudhomme, Author William Morrow Cookbooks $19.95 (268p) ISBN 978-0-688-09255-9
Pair the Prudhomme name with the promise of low-calorie preparations for popular Cajun recipes, and it seems a formula for success. However, the author (sister of celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme) delivers not the Cajun-inspired concoctions of her classically trained sibling but the home-cooked variety of South Louisiana cooking that she serves in her own bayou-country restaurant in the town of Carencro. While she contributes some interesting concepts to the burgeoning literature of low-fat fare, touting the ``good unleaded meal,'' her recipes are less alluring than the sophisticated stuff of Paul. The best include a credible variety of flavorful salad dressings (green-onion dressing is particularly tangy and original) and versions of blackened catfish, spicy crawfish etouffee and shrimp creole. Unfortunately, the book is slim on preparation methods. Prudhomme's style is charmingly sincere. Advertising; author tour. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1991
Release date: 04/01/1991
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