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Entries Tagged as 'Creole'

Crawfish Bisque

February 10th, 2010 · 19 Comments

A few ingredients not found in the original recipe, but that I added is the brandy and heavy cream. Most great bisques that I have had the pleasure of tasting typically are finished with a bit of brandy and cream. Therefore, I have included these two ingredients for finishing this bisque as well.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · French Cuisine · Recipes · Seafood · Soups

Honey Creole Mustard Glazed Salmon with Pecans

January 28th, 2010 · 18 Comments

Salmon is one of our favorite meaty fish, prepared broiled, grilled, or raw with sushi, we love it so much we have made our Dill Crusted Salmon with Dill Sauce very often, too many times to count!

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Tags: Creole · Entrees · Recipes · Seafood · Weight Watchers

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2010

January 5th, 2010 · 25 Comments

It marks the day the wise men brought gifts to the Christ Child. By doing so they ‘revealed’ or ‘made known’ Jesus to the world as Lord and King. As the Mardi Gras season starts this year Fat Tuesday falls on February 16, 2010, always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent for fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church.

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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

September 21st, 2009 · 13 Comments

The origins of this dish in the U.S. lead back to Creole heritage, as the word ‘okra’ is also known as quibombo in Spanish, and gombo in French. Slaves from West Africa introduced okra to the Caribbean and U.S. most likely in the 1700’s, and then the Creoles in Louisiana learned to thicken soups with okra (gumbo) which is now the essential ingredient in Creole Gumbo.

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Tags: Creole · Culture · Recipes

Jambalaya Throwdown Contests

July 9th, 2009 · 16 Comments

If you have never made a Jambalaya, you might try one that I have made for many years, my Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya.

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