Cajun Food | Basics with Babish (feat. Isaac Toups)

  • Published: 12 September 2019
  • This week on Basics I'm joined by chef Isaac Toups to show you how to make some amazing Cajun dishes: jambalaya, gumbo, dirty rice, and rillons.

    Check out Isaac Toups' restaurants:

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the Chicken & Sausage Gumbo:
    1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    6 garlic cloves, minced
    2 ribs celery, diced
    1 small green bell pepper, diced
    1 small white onion, diced
    8 ounces beer (just not a light beer!)
    4 cups chicken stock
    2 bay leaves
    1 pound andouille sausage, cut into coins (or smoked kielbasa)
    1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
    1 Tbsp smoked paprika
    Cooked white rice, for serving
    Sliced scallions, for garnish

    + For the Rillons:
    2 pounds pork belly, skin removed
    Kosher salt
    2 cups red wine (full bodied like Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon)
    2 cups sugar
    Fresh thyme

    + For the Dirty Rice:
    1 pound ground beef
    Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
    1 Tbsp vegetable oil
    Cumin, to taste
    Cayenne, to taste
    1/3 cup beer (not a light one!)
    Plus roux and trinity ingredients:
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
    1/3 cup diced celery
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    1/3 cup beer (not a light one!)
    2 cups chicken stock
    3 cups cooked white rice
    Scallions, for garnish

    + For the jambalaya:
    Dirty rice (ingredients above)
    1 pound andouille sausage, sliced into coins
    4 boneless chicken thighs
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Comments • 4 109

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   1 months back

    Why’d he have to wear a blue shirt to the shoot, you can’t tell who’s who

    • Jade Jones
      Jade Jones  7 days back

      It's ok, the glasses gave you away

    • Gwenhwyfar Bell
      Gwenhwyfar Bell  1 weeks back

      Did you sip the soup after putting mostly raw chicken in the pot? Or did I misunderstand?

    • Tyrander165
      Tyrander165  2 weeks back

      Clark Kent has the glasses, Lex Luthor doesn't.

    • Joël Cadieux
      Joël Cadieux  2 weeks back

      I liked it, it's like you were on the same team ;)

    • deadso
      deadso  2 weeks back

      one has a lazy eye and shaved his beard to close to his chin (from the top down) ;) The other needs his Mic upped because he's speaking to softly.

  • TheRemiCay
    TheRemiCay  5 hours back

    Looks Amazing!

    • William Armendariz
      William Armendariz  9 hours back

      Isaac is cool af

      • Luke Davis
        Luke Davis  9 hours back

        Babish: Should I skim the fat off the top?
        Cajun Babish: I've never skimmed fat off the top.
        Babish: *laughs uncomfortably

        • Chanice Kobolowski
          Chanice Kobolowski  10 hours back

          no potato salad for the gumbo? what kinda cajun are you?

          • Jakub Łagosz
            Jakub Łagosz  10 hours back

            I didn't know you had a big brother

            • Detachconex
              Detachconex  11 hours back

              It's actually babish from the the future

              • They Call Me Felix
                They Call Me Felix  18 hours back

                Babish mastered cloning technology

                • Serene Schreckhise
                  Serene Schreckhise  1 days back

                  I made the gumbo yesterday. It was delicious!

                  • Gavin Little
                    Gavin Little  1 days back

                    'Don't get a light beer' proceeds to pour a modello

                    • Matt Berg
                      Matt Berg  1 days back

                      I love cooking for a big group but this one made me get in the kitchen to make gumbo for lunch

                      • dj jubel
                        dj jubel  1 days back

                        I've made plenty of gumbo and I never put beer in a roux

                        • theartist
                          theartist  2 days back

                          You two dick heads wouldn't know Cajun Cuisine if it crawled up your closet queen asses.

                          • eggmansizzle
                            eggmansizzle  2 days back

                            Isaac Toups is the best

                            • Evie Redding
                              Evie Redding  2 days back

                              I’m from the Acadiana area, and this made me homesick. ::goes off to make a chicken fricassée::

                              Next up: gumbo for them cold nights 🧡🖤

                              • Bakin It Right
                                Bakin It Right  2 days back

                                if you like binging with babish you should watch Joshua Weissman, some may say something even as crazy as him being better. Try him out.

                                • Roger
                                  Roger  2 days back

                                  where's the banjo music?

                                  • Nick Thompson
                                    Nick Thompson  3 days back

                                    The only thing I didn’t see added to the dirty rice were chicken innards. My family has always used the liver, heart, and gizzard from the inside of a chicken when making their dirty rice.

                                    • Vally
                                      Vally  3 days back

                                      Why does it look like babish is cooking with his dad

                                      • Justin Berry
                                        Justin Berry  3 days back

                                        Stg first time i peeled garlic like that i cut myself on my hand with the knife i bought bc babish recommended it😂

                                        • Razvan Dascal
                                          Razvan Dascal  3 days back

                                          tiny whisk

                                          • Imrich Kaslik
                                            Imrich Kaslik  3 days back

                                            What does he mean when he says "don´t use light beer" ?
                                            Cause that beer is fucking transluscnet by colour. Does he mean low malt content ?

                                            • Starman
                                              Starman  4 days back

                                              Babbish: *is ceremonious*
                                              Isaac: "ok, lemme stop you right there"

                                              • R. Schiffer
                                                R. Schiffer  4 days back

                                                “You can call me whatever you want, just don’t call me late for dinner.” *words to live by*

                                                • Noah Linnik
                                                  Noah Linnik  4 days back

                                                  Oh hey it’s big brother babish!

                                                  • #YOR WORLD
                                                    #YOR WORLD  4 days back

                                                    absolutely love this episode. i will immediately become a patreon member, just to watching you make incredible "TV" while bringing the passion and brilliance of cuisine to the screen. thank you brother, and cheers to decades more success and fun!! BRAVO!

                                                    • Raul Olivas
                                                      Raul Olivas  4 days back

                                                      Lil whisk perfect for corners 😉 🥃

                                                      • Trey Young
                                                        Trey Young  4 days back

                                                        This food is why i wont leave the south.

                                                        • Todd Atkin
                                                          Todd Atkin  4 days back

                                                          I recognize this beat from jknews videos

                                                          • Jonathan Seagrave
                                                            Jonathan Seagrave  4 days back

                                                            A Tale of Two Cooks

                                                            • Cream Soda
                                                              Cream Soda  4 days back

                                                              That bell pepper chopping is great, I'm definitely doing it that way from now on.

                                                              • C0D3
                                                                C0D3  4 days back

                                                                I didn’t know that Babish had an older brother

                                                                • Syysuhri
                                                                  Syysuhri  4 days back

                                                                  Youtube had unfollowed me and I found this by luck..

                                                                  • J H
                                                                    J H  4 days back

                                                                    @25:36 the most important info of your life. Shout out to my BIL who doesn't get this...

                                                                    • Doc Roid
                                                                      Doc Roid  5 days back

                                                                      For me personally home cooking is all about eyeballing shit. But if you have the responsibility of sharing recipes. You gotta have measurements.

                                                                      • Nathan H
                                                                        Nathan H  5 days back

                                                                        Can you do a watch collection video

                                                                        • MrChrist741
                                                                          MrChrist741  5 days back

                                                                          Babish become his mini me Babish 😂

                                                                          • mui robson
                                                                            mui robson  5 days back

                                                                            Dudeeeee Isaac needs to be on the show like a lot, the chemistry between you two is hilarious

                                                                            • Tamarri Marcell
                                                                              Tamarri Marcell  5 days back

                                                                              The contrast between the city and the country is really visible

                                                                              • Sven van Leeuwen
                                                                                Sven van Leeuwen  5 days back

                                                                                Please include rest-of-the world temperarure indication in your videos.

                                                                                • Judy Huffman
                                                                                  Judy Huffman  5 days back

                                                                                  Awesome Thank you

                                                                                  • Keith J Davies
                                                                                    Keith J Davies  5 days back

                                                                                    I've found that when I use smoked andouille or smoked chorizo, frying it after chopping helps bring out more flavor.

                                                                                    • Michael Horodowicz
                                                                                      Michael Horodowicz  5 days back

                                                                                      I like this guy Babish!

                                                                                      • Lance Welch
                                                                                        Lance Welch  6 days back

                                                                                        I'm really enjoying the dynamic of having the teacher, student mix for this, it's like I was there and getting the answers to what I'd be asking along the way.

                                                                                        • Stian Aslaksen
                                                                                          Stian Aslaksen  6 days back

                                                                                          Toups and Babish in the same video? This one is gonna be great.

                                                                                          • Stephen
                                                                                            Stephen  6 days back

                                                                                            "I think that is actually in mine" ahahaha that was great

                                                                                            • Andrea Jung
                                                                                              Andrea Jung  6 days back

                                                                                              Alright I’m just gonna say it. Was that a mic in the top left corner around 5:58? Felt like this needed to be addressed. Thanks for listening to my TED talk.

                                                                                              • Sphynx
                                                                                                Sphynx  6 days back

                                                                                                Two Bearded Baldys in Blue Whisking up a Tasty Roux