Friday, May 13, 2016
Meal No. 1548: Not So Cajun Chicken
Last night, Winston-Salem got hit by a pretty intense band of thunderstorms. A couple of lightning strikes were perhaps two or three blocks away, with the thunder following immediately upon the disappearance of the bolts. There was a brief period of hail, which I'd not seen in town in quite a long time.
It was quite a gully-washer and it was a sustained period of heavy rain...and it hit right after I'd finished doing a complete watering of all my plants and shrubs! It also highlighted that I've still got issues with gutters and roof run-off, but then again, the amount of rain that fell would be hard for any system to contain or control:
As for the Thursday night dinner: it was only about three weeks ago this was on the menu, and it's not as though it hasn't made innumerable appearances on the Roediger House table. But for last night's heavy thunderstorm suppertime, it had unmistakable appeal.
The dish is Not So Cajun Chicken, which was a specialty of Crowley's on Medlin Drive in Raleigh (a place heavily frequented by the Raleigh Little Theatre crowd I hung out with). I would not have any idea how to make it, though, had it not been for the good sleuthing of dear friend and college roommate Jimmy Randolph, who sniffed it out of a long-missing newspaper article from South Carolina.
"Not So Cajun Chicken," a dish I regularly enjoyed at Crowley's Old Time Favorites restaurant and bar on Medlin Drive in Raleigh, NC. Credit to Jimmy Randolph for helping track it down. (Another version of the recipe can be found here.)