Famous Chef Paul Prudhomme Turducken, Blackened Redfish Pioneer Dead at 75

10/8/2015 10:32 AM PDT

Famous Chef Paul Prudhomme -- Turducken, Blackened Redfish Pioneer ... Dead at 75

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Paul Prudhomme, the famous New Orleans chef who made redfish so popular it almost became extinct, has died.

Prudhomme's Big Easy restaurant, K-Paul's, has become a national landmark. He rolled out blackened redfish which became an obsession around the country, and introduced turducken to the world.

He authored 9 cookbooks and his own cooking show on PBS. He also created a line of kosher seasoned spices.

Paul died after a brief illness. He was 75.

RIP