Louisiana highlights unusual ingredients in this Gordon Ramsay Uncharted episode.
Each episode of Gordon Ramsay Uncharted features a concept that can make any cook more thoughtful. In this episode, Gordon learns that delicious food might need an alternative name for people to want to eat it.
According to National Geographic Channel, this week’s Gordon Ramsay Uncharted episode, “Louisiana” features the following:
"Chef Ramsay journeys to Louisiana to learn the secrets of Cajun cooking; he meets Eric Cook, a former Marine turned celebrated chef who sends him off to get lost in the marsh and see what he brings back."
With the guidance of Eric Cook, Gordon learns that the Louisiana marsh offers surprising ingredients to help create flavorful dishes. Although viewers might expect alligator, another unlikely predator could be dinner on the plate.
One aspect of this episode is quite important, finding a use for an invasive species. Many areas have seen problems with creatures that have no natural predator. Those animals run rampant and can destroy the habitat.
For local cooks who can find a way to transform those invasive species into a flavorful dish, there is hope to reduce the negative impact that these species have. Maybe cooks might have to change the name, but flavor should win them over.
If food fans are looking for dish after dish of Cajun spices, they might be surprised with this episode. Not all Louisiana food is bold. Sometimes the subtle, influenced flavors tell a new story behind the cuisine.
Here’s how to watch this week’s Gordon Ramsay Uncharted, Louisiana.
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Start Time: 10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: National Geographic Channel
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted will air on National Geographic Channel on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.