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Chef Isaac Toups' Lamb Neck


Toups' Meatery is a contemporary Cajun restaurant. Chef Isaac Toups presents fine food and wine,

specialty cocktails, and charcuterie inspired by deep-rooted Louisiana family traditions. The restaurant has received many glowing reviews for it's refined approach to rustic Cajun cuisine.


2 lamb neck or osso buco or pork shank

1 white onion small dice

1 celery stalk small dice

1 carrot peeled and small dice

3 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon each fresh rosemary thyme and oregano

1 cup red wine


Method: Season lamb neck generously with salt and black pepper. Sear over medium heat with a little

bit of canola oil in a Dutch oven. When completely browned, remove from pan and add vegetables.

Sauté until onions are translucent. Add tomato paste and continue to cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.

Add red wine. Make sure to scrape bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to get the fond

"crispy bits". Return the meat to the pan and add water to cover and herbs. Cook for 4-5 hours until

tender. Remove meat from liquid, skim fat from liquid and discard. Reduce braise by half.

Black-eyed Pea Ragout: sauté bacon and onions over medium heat. Add beans, add chicken stock,

bay leaves, and a large pinch of salt. Add cayenne. Bring beans to boil. Then, lower and simmer. Cook

for three to four hours till done. Add salt to season to taste.

5 slices good quality bacon cut in small pieces

1 medium white onion small diced

1# black eye peas

Chicken stock - enough to cover 2 times the volume of the peas

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper


Chow Chow - bring sugar, water, mint and vinegar to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. Pour hot liquid

over Mirliton and onion. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

1 Mirliton

1 Medium white or yellow onion small dice

1 Hand full of mint leaves torn

1 cup water

1 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup sugar

Serve black eye peas, add a lamb neck and pour braising liquid over the meat. Then add a tablespoon

of the chow chow.

Toups' Meatery is located in Mid-City New Orleans at 845 N. Carrollton Avenue, 504.252.4999,

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