By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2010
“Cajun Ed” Richard offers the best of the best in quality meats and authentic Cajun cuisine at Hebert’s Specialty Meats.
Celebrate the holidays Cajun style with a mouth-watering turducken, deboned poultry, or other fine meat from Hebert’s Specialty Meats, 2101 E. 71st St. in Tulsa – the big red house.
“We specialize in making hungry people happy,” says owner “Cajun Ed” Richard. For an unforgettable holiday meal, Cajun Ed suggests Hebert’s world-famous turducken. If you aren’t familiar with this Cajun delight, turducken is a deboned turkey, stuffed with a deboned duck, stuffed with a deboned chicken, filled with your choice of 12 delicious stuffings. The rich flavor of turducken far surpasses traditional turkey, and the stuffing adds flavor and keeps the meat moist.
The culinary legend of nested birds goes back to royal feasts in 19th century France. A November, 2005 article in “National Geographic” traced the American origins of turducken to Maurice, Louisiana, and Hebert’s Specialty Meats, when a local farmer brought in his own birds and asked Hebert’s to prepare them in the now-familiar style.
Add side dishes such as broccoli cheese casserole, green beans, new potatoes and bacon, corn maque choux or sweet potato casserole. Then top it all off with Hebert’s bread pudding with bourbon sauce or one of their new feature pies – key lime, bourbon pecan or chocolate peanut butter grenache. Or try Hebert’s homemade pecan pralines. “These pralines are so good, they taste like another one,” says Cajun Ed.
No matter what your meat selection, you can be sure the quality is the best of the best. Hebert’s is proud to be one of only two facilities in Tulsa to have their own USDA inspection mark, with a USDA inspector’s office on site.
Stroll through the Cajun market for specialty gifts, fun apparel, music, Louisiana cookbooks and cooking ingredients to create your own authentic Cajun delights. The largest Cajun retail space in Tulsa includes brand name items such as Tabasco products, Zapp’s Potato Chips, Café Du Monde Beignet Mix, Camellia Beans, Community Coffee, Zatarain’s, Jack Miller’s BBQ Sauce, Tony Chachere’s, Steen’s 100% Pure Cane Syrup and Blue Plate Mayonnaise.
Hebert’s offers authentic Cajun dishes. Eat in, take out, or buy frozen ready-to-cook items to take home or have shipped. You can have food packed for traveling. You can also have a party in Hebert’s dining room, or Cajun Ed and his crew will cater to your home or office.
If you want something new and different, Cajun Ed suggests the jalapeño crawfish cornbread stuffing – wonderful when stuffed in a boneless, skinless turkey breast. Also new on the menu for lunch or dinner are Po Boy sandwiches. Famous Leidenheimer bread, shipped from a New Orleans French bakery, is stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, oysters or turducken.
Lunch specials are offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday. Also on Saturday is the New Orleans favorite, beignets and café au lait from 10 a.m. to noon.
Besides turducken, prime rib, beef tenderloins, duck and boneless turkey are popular choices for the holidays. Meats are cut and food is cooked right here in the store. Order early, whether planning for yourself or shipping items as a gift. Call (918) 298-8400 today or place your order online. Gift cards and online gift certificates are also available.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.