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 • 4 154

  • 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

    • It's ya boi
      It's ya boi  3 days back

      ones taller ;)

    • Jade Jones
      Jade Jones  1 weeks back

      It's ok, the glasses gave you away

    • Gwenhwyfar Bell
      Gwenhwyfar Bell  2 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 ;)

  • Treson Brown
    Treson Brown  2 hours back

    Dear Lord i’ve never been so food horny in my life😂🙏

    • Axel Latvala
      Axel Latvala  3 hours back

      Malbec/Cab? Dude those are mediocre, go straight for some Aussie/Chile Shiraz :thumbsup:

      • jakebryant1330
        jakebryant1330  4 hours back

        So, I am absolutely notorious for deciding to ignore recipes, or deciding I have 3/4 of the required things to make something, then going forward with it, making questionable substitutions as I go. Usually ends up OK.

        But, gumbo was one thing I was a bit intimidated by, thanks to the time to make a dark roux, thanks to this video, I decided to give it a shot. The tips given here to make it, worked great, and while I didn't follow the instructions to the letter for the rest of the gumbo(i made my own "sausage" and put in some pork belly too, it turned out great.

        wasn't too authentic, thanks to the liberties I took, but turned out similar to the too-good-to-pass-up-but-obviously-not-authentic gumbo you can get at the hole in the wall kiosk at Disneyland right by pirates of the Caribbean. Big crowd pleaser. So much so, for my next batch, I made 12L and took it to work.

        • Phantom Warrior
          Phantom Warrior  7 hours back

          isnt babish jewish? i dont eat pork but also will never touch it.

          • amr Ibrahim
            amr Ibrahim  8 hours back

            So issac is basically babish after eating a magic mushroom

            • RastaChan Dolo
              RastaChan Dolo  20 hours back

              Country Babish and Classy Toups

              • mark luke
                mark luke  22 hours back

                He must be a transplant, can't be a real Cajun.

                • CaptainCiph3r
                  CaptainCiph3r  23 hours back

                  Isaac is great. I love his "Fuck it, just do the best you can." attitude.

                  • Jay Braithwaite
                    Jay Braithwaite  1 days back

                    new tattoo spotted.

                  • Ben Costy
                    Ben Costy  1 days back

                    Does anyone know what could be a good substitute for the trinity celery? I'm making the dirty rice tonight, but one of my guests is allergic to celery. Thanks!

                    • Benjamin Oliver
                      Benjamin Oliver  1 days back

                      Before I watch it... this better be accurate.

                      Watched it. Where this dumbass from?!

                      • Grace Mac N' Cheese
                        Grace Mac N' Cheese  1 days back

                        Southern Jumbo Babish

                        • Kirk Arvin T.
                          Kirk Arvin T.  1 days back

                          Do you people really not know Isaac Toupes?

                          • Jordan vargas
                            Jordan vargas  2 days back

                            - "What's the most important part of cooking?"
                            -"tasting your food"

                            • Kobe Westbrook
                              Kobe Westbrook  2 days back

                              I didnt know tyson chandler can cook. looks like the offseason made him fat

                              • Luis
                                Luis  2 days back

                                I see Isaac I upvote, the man's just a good hang.

                                • Danny Kennedy
                                  Danny Kennedy  2 days back

                                  5 Bucks a Month...No offence but NAH!

                                  • Sam Blanchard
                                    Sam Blanchard  2 days back

                                    How long is it going to be before you debut your Alton Brown cordless pepper grinder drill?

                                    • Fisher Queen
                                      Fisher Queen  2 days back

                                      Tasted it all the way through.....

                                      • jotabeas22
                                        jotabeas22  2 days back

                                        Damn, I love creole food. Can't wait to cook me some creole dishes.

                                        • Antonio Sousa
                                          Antonio Sousa  2 days back

                                          Are you guys siblings? :)

                                          • tomface55
                                            tomface55  2 days back

                                            Bald + beard = justice!

                                            • Retmas Tasrem
                                              Retmas Tasrem  3 days back

                                              ok, now im curious what the difference between creole and cajun cuisine is

                                              • Ebonie Miller
                                                Ebonie Miller  1 days back

                                                Retmas Tasrem hi! My parents are from Louisiana and I have both Cajun and Creole ancestry. Creole cooking tends to lend to having more tomato based items while Cajun has more brown roux based items I’ve noticed (I.e., a creole tomato based gumbo vs cajun roux based gumbo). I hope that helps!

                                            • Paul Peterson
                                              Paul Peterson  3 days back

                                              Hey, Hey Roux

                                              • Mai-Chi Nguyen
                                                Mai-Chi Nguyen  3 days back

                                                Babish: Creo-
                                                Isaac, running from New Orleans: IT'S CAJUN

                                                • wzhaicthtaarkyer
                                                  wzhaicthtaarkyer  3 days back

                                                  Maniac roux is awesome!!!

                                                  • Sa'id Armor
                                                    Sa'id Armor  3 days back

                                                    Scrumptious dishes

                                                    • 28Naufal
                                                      28Naufal  3 days back

                                                      This is like seeing the stig and one of his cousins side by side

                                                      • TheRemiCay
                                                        TheRemiCay  4 days back

                                                        Looks Amazing!

                                                        • William Armendariz
                                                          William Armendariz  4 days back

                                                          Isaac is cool af

                                                          • Luke Davis
                                                            Luke Davis  4 days 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  4 days back

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

                                                              • Jakub Łagosz
                                                                Jakub Łagosz  4 days back

                                                                I didn't know you had a big brother

                                                                • Detachconex
                                                                  Detachconex  4 days back

                                                                  It's actually babish from the the future

                                                                  • They Call Me Felix
                                                                    They Call Me Felix  5 days back

                                                                    Babish mastered cloning technology

                                                                    • Serene Schreckhise
                                                                      Serene Schreckhise  5 days back

                                                                      I made the gumbo yesterday. It was delicious!

                                                                      • Gavin Little
                                                                        Gavin Little  5 days back

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

                                                                        • Matt Berg
                                                                          Matt Berg  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                                            • theartist
                                                                              theartist  5 days back

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

                                                                              • eggmansizzle
                                                                                eggmansizzle  6 days back

                                                                                Isaac Toups is the best

                                                                                • Evie Redding
                                                                                  Evie Redding  6 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  6 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  6 days back

                                                                                      where's the banjo music?

                                                                                      • Nick Thompson
                                                                                        Nick Thompson  7 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  7 days back

                                                                                          Why does it look like babish is cooking with his dad

                                                                                          • Justin Berry
                                                                                            Justin Berry  7 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😂