In New Orleans, Beignets are a fried yeasted dough served with confectioners’ sugar on top. They are traditionally prepared right before they’re served to be eaten fresh and hot. They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists, and made famous by the Café du Monde.
Shrimp Remoulade (pronounced ruma-lahd) is a quintessential New Orleans dish composed of cold boiled shrimp with a spicy mustard-based dressing. This recipe is updated from the February 2, 2017 post.
Laissez les bons temps rouler with this iconic New Orleans cocktail. The perfect setting for a New Orleans Hurricane is in Pat O’Brien’s courtyard in the French Quarter overlooking the flaming fountain. The next best place is either at home or at a Mardi Gras party enjoying this rum based cocktail laced with tropical fruits. However,…
Brighten your Mardi Gras season with this rich and moist Lemon Bliss Bundt Cake. It feels like springtime, and tastes amazing under a layer of lemon glaze. Every piece is a surprise. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Beef Grillades (pronounced ɡree-yahds) and Grits is a classic New Orleans dish. The beef is cooked in a flavorful gravy accented with the Trinity of onion, celery, and bell pepper until it is fork tender. Beef Grillades is made extra special when served with Smoked Gouda Grits. It’s not only delicious when first made, but…
New Orleans Po ‘Boy Rolls are known for their light crispy crust and fluffy interior. There are different stories as to the origin of the term Po ‘Boys, but a popular view is that it’s the Louisiana rendition of “poor boys.” Because of their fluffy interior, New Orleans Po ‘Boy Rolls are perfect for sopping…
Laissez les bon temps rouler with Mardi Gras Munch! Mardi Gras this year is February 13, 2018 It is much earlier this year than it has been in the past giving you not so much time to whip up Mardi Gras treats.
Nothing speaks classic New Orleans cuisine like Spicy New Orleans Jambalaya. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this delicious one-pot meal that’s perfect for Mardi Gras. It combines rice, shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage in a spicy tomato sauce enhanced by the holy trinity.
If you like shrimp cocktail, you’ll absolutely love this New Orleans inspired Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread. It’s quick and easy to prepare and tastes as good as it looks! It consists of spicy cocktail sauce and succulent shrimp on top of a savory cream cheese base. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this perfect Mardi Gras appetizer.
Chicken Fricassee is really a French stew that is typically cooked in a white wine sauce. This recipe is the Cajun version that is made with a traditional roux, and contains the holy trinity highlighted with Cajun seasonings. It’s easy to make and incredible to taste!