Our panel of judges declared Sr. Alban's Lodge the champs and awarded them the 3nd annual winner of the Feliciana #31 annual traveling trophy. They will return next year to defend their title.
All participants looking to taste received a bracelet and placed it in the jar of the cook they thought did the best. The home team took home some hardware, once again!
Feliciana Cup Past Winners
2018 St. Alban's Lodge
2019 Slaughter Lodge
2021 St. Alban's Lodge
2022 COULD BE YOUR LODGE
JAMBALAYA COOKING CONTEST
Total Possible Points: 10 pts
1. General Appearance- 30% (Scoring range 0 to 3 points)
Meat not broken up and falling off the bones (means that meat shouldn’t be
mushy-teams don’t have to cook meat on the bone)
Stick a fork into the meat to insure that it is cooked properly and not under
Color of rice
Golden color is what is desired
Not too light or too dark
No black specs from the bottom and sides of the pot and stirred into the rice.
Rice crust burnt
Around pot next to the rice is there a thick rice crust that is burnt.
Insure that it is not too thick.
2. Rice Texture- 20% (Scoring range 0 to 2 points)
Rice must be popped or split opened
It does not have to fall grain for grain
Rice not dry
Rice should have some moisture in it
Rice should not be mushy so that it is difficult to get out of the spoon but not too
No oily sheen on rice
Rice should not glisten with oil on it
No hard rice grains
No hard rice grains are allowed
3. Meat Flavor – 20% (Scoring range 0 to 2 points)
Predominately meat flavor
The rice should have a rich meat flavor, without eating any of the meat and not
be overpowered by other flavors
4. Overall Flavor – 30% (Scoring range 0 to 3 points)
Total overall flavor
This category is looking at the total blend of seasonings in the rice
There should be no predominately black pepper, red pepper, garlic, bell pepper,
celery or foreign tastes
The rice should also not be too salty
We know every lodge has a good cook, but does your best cook have what it takes to bring home the trophy like Slaughter Lodge did last year?
You to could host the Feliciana Pot for a year if you win the 3rd Annual Day the War Stopped Jambalaya Cook Off!.
Location: Across the street from the Feliciana Lodge (in front of Courthouse)
Date: June 12, 2021
Time: 6:00 AM – Noon
Prizes & Fees:
Judge’s Choice: CASH PRIZE $250 & Feliciana Pot traveling trophy to host for a year
People’s Choice: People’s Choice trophy
Entry Fee: $100
Teams may arrive @ 6:00 AM on the morning of the cook-off
Each team will select a cooking area in front or on the side of the courthouse
Jambalaya to be completed no later than 11:00 A.M. – Judges will be served at this
time and public may begin sampling each team’s Jambalaya
Mask & Gloves must be worn while serving samples to public
No cooks or helpers will be allowed in the vicinity of the Judging Area
Trash barrels will be provided to dispose of all trash. It is your responsibility to leave
your cooking area clean and free of trash
Teams will be required to cook enough jambalaya for 50 plates.
Registrant Name: _________________________ Lodge: ___________________
City: __________________________________ State: ____ Zip: _____________
Phone: ___________________ Email: __________________________________
Registration Form & Entry Fee must be delivered to Feliciana Lodge in person or by mail no later than May 31st.
Make Checks payable to Feliciana 31 F&AM and Mail to:
Tad Haller, Senior Warden | P.O. Box 813 St. Francisville, LA 70775
QUESTIONS CONTACT TAD
Cell: (225) 335-4255 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org