By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2012
Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats owner Cajun Ed Richard shows some delectable holiday meal options available, including turducken, standing rib, spiral sliced ham, corn maque choux and a variety of mouthwatering desserts.
When it comes to food, friends, family and festivities, nobody does it like the Cajuns. For holiday celebrations, there’s one place in Tulsa where you’re guaranteed to find this passion for amazing food and zest for life – Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats at 2101 E. 71st St., just west of 71st and Lewis in the big red house.
A perfect option for the holidays is the turducken. For those who aren’t familiar with this Cajun delight, turducken is a deboned turkey, stuffed with a deboned duck, stuffed with a deboned chicken. All crevices are filled with pork sausage stuffing and cornbread dressing. The rich flavor far surpasses traditional turkey, with no dry meat. Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s offers four varieties: along with the traditional turducken, they have a pork-free turducken with chicken sausage, another with chicken jalapeno sausage, and a special “turken” with two chickens, a turkey and no duck.
In addition to turducken, other popular choices for the holidays include deboned chicken, whole beef tenderloin, duck and boneless turkey, as well as boneless turkey breast stuffed with turducken sausage and three varieties of ham – spiral-sliced ham, honey-glazed ham and Cajun honey-glazed ham. Side dish favorites include broccoli cheese casserole, green beans with new potatoes and bacon, corn maque choux, rice dressing, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, and new this year, andouille cornbread dressing.
Owner Ed “Cajun Ed” Richard explains what makes their authentic Cajun food so special: many of the ingredients and seasonings come from Louisiana, and the meat is fresh – the best of the best. “The timely combination of cooking and seasonings creates the authentic Cajun flavor, which was previously found only in south Louisiana,” says Cajun Ed. These wonderful seasonings are all available in the largest Cajun retail space in Tulsa.
To top off your meal, choose from a variety of made-from-scratch desserts – bread pudding, bourbon pecan pie, key lime pie, chocolate ganache peanut butter pie, traditional and chocolate pralines, and carrot cake.
Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s also carries gift cards and online gift certificates, music, and lots of Louisiana cookbooks that range from general to specific Cajun cooking. Gift boxes for steaks, chops or whatever meat you want to present are available as well. Keep this in mind for a hostess gift that is sure to be appreciated!
Jeremy Singer has recently joined the Cajun Ed’s team as general manager. With over 10 years of experience in the food industry, Jeremy is helping to expand the business and bless more Tulsans with the taste and spirit of the Cajuns. With the help of his new right-hand man, Cajun Ed is expanding beyond the noteworthy meat market and restaurant. They are now catering parties, large or small, gourmet or down home. “If you can dream it, we can make it. It doesn’t matter if you are serving 5 or 500. We can get the job done,” says Jeremy.
Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats, home of the world-famous turducken, is open Monday through Saturday, with lunch and dinner served each day. Look for the big red house with the rocking chairs on the front porch just west of 71st and Lewis. Don’t wait to place your holiday order for meats, side dishes and desserts. Call
(918) 298-8400 or order online at www.cajuned.com for shipping across the United States. Yep, you can send Cajun Ed’s meats as a gift to your family and friends.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.