Shrimp Mold

From the catering days….  an oldie but goodie.  Relatively easy to make, can be dressed up festively, and always good.  This was one of my favorite appetizers.  It was usually served during the winter months at Christmas parties and winter … Continue reading

Distinctively Louisiana: Dirty Rice

A Louisiana classic and an all-time favorite.   To be honest, I don’t usually make this from scratch, but usually cheat and purchase the dressing mix from the freezer section of our local store.  It’s the livers and gizzards and … Continue reading

Green, green, green soup: French flageolot bean with Cajun Chaurice sausage and Kale

   A little French bean, and a little Cajun sausage…when the two collide, it’s a happy combination!         You will need:  1 1/2 cups dried flagelots 2 cups diced onion 1 medium red pepper, diced 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Creole Honey Mustard Sauce

Creole Honey Mustard Sauce: 1/3 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise 1/4 cup Zatarain’s Creole mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning Mix well and let sit for 1 hour before serving.  Refrigerate well. This goes extrememly … Continue reading

Distinctively Louisiana: Grits and Grillades

Grits and Grillades are a Louisiana tradition.  It is typically served as a brunch dish usually for a family get-together like Christmas morning or during Mardi Gras. This is my husband’s family recipe. Don’t deviate! And, he always has to … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Red Beans

Rinse and sort the beans, picking out any rocks and bad beans. Soak overnight, or in a large pot, bring to a boil for 10 minutes and let soak for 30 minutes. For each pound of beans you will need: … Continue reading

Homemade Sausage: Chaurice, aka Green Onion Sausage

A good, basic, green onion fresh sausage. This is very similar to the recipe that Chef John Folse uses here http://www.jfolse.com/recipes/meats/pork25.htm  There are other recipes that include more red things (paprika and chili powder) which make it more similar to … Continue reading

Creole Remoulade Shrimp Pasta Salad

A slightly different shrimp pasta salad.  This one is all New Orleans with a classic remoulade dressing.  A New Orleans remoulade has all these flavors, minus the mayonnaise.  Feel free to increase (the remoulade sauce seasonings) or decrease (the mayonnaise) … Continue reading