Shrimp Po ‘Boy may not be the official sandwich of New Orleans, but the Po ‘Boy is as much a New Orleans tradition as is jambalaya and gumbo. Start with a Po ‘Boy Roll, add fried shrimp and the “fixin’s”, and you have the perfect New Orleans tradition.
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.
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.
Shrimp Creole is a classic New Orleans dish with both Spanish and French undertones. It consists of shrimp cooked in a spicy mixture of diced tomatoes and the trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper. Traditionally, shrimp creole is served with cooked white rice. Add a piece of freshly baked crusty french bread for an amazing meal!
Grits à Ya Ya, made famous by the Fish House in Pensacola, takes cheesy smoked Gouda grits and tops it with perfectly seasoned shrimp and a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce. As an added bonus, finish it with a garnish of fried carrot strings just like the Fish House does. It’s absolutely incredible, albeit a bit…
Cheese Straws are a highly addictive southern classic. Crispy and buttery, Southern Cheese Straws are amazing when paired with a dry sherry, or just by themselves. It’s impossible to eat just one!
Southern Style Scalloped Potatoes like my mother made are full of cheesy goodness in every bite and are perfect for any occasion. This is especially true for Easter!
Southern candied pecans are a perfect make-ahead holiday gift for your friends and family. They’re super simple to make, and stay deliciously crunchy when packaged in airtight containers.
At Thanksgiving, friends and family members fight over getting a piece of Susan’s Perfect Pecan Pie. It’s dubbed perfect for two reasons: (1) It’s perfectly delicious; and (2) it took almost 10 years to perfect. After a lot of arm twisting, Susan relented and agreed to share her Perfect Pecan Pie recipe, and the story…
New Orleans pralines are different from their European ancestor in that the New Orleans variety uses pecans rather than almonds, and includes cream. Pecans were used because they were, and still are, plentiful. Cream was introduced as a thickener. Thus, the New Orleans pralines have a creamy consistency and are similar to fudge. They are…