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Entries Tagged as 'Heritage'

Crawfish Monique

January 28th, 2009 · 14 Comments

The recipe below is based on what I was taught and how to make the famous dish from scratch. However, I must say that I have modified the recipe some, in the traditional recipe the chicken base and Parmesan cheese was not used, and instead of Cajun Spice Blend they used Paul Prudhomme’s Seafood Magic spice blend, which is a very good blend.

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Tags: Cajun · Culture · Events · Food · Heritage · Recipes · Sauces · Seafood

King Cake Time Again

January 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The New Orleans custom began in the late 1800’s and celebrates Epiphany with cakes that are baked to honor the three kings. To oval or round shape signifies their circular journey to confuse King Herod. The plastic baby represents Jesus. And the search for the bay is represented by the mystery of who will get the slice with the plastic baby in it. However, with legalities the way they are many do not place the baby in the cake, but will leave it out for the customer to place it, removing any liability from the shop for supposed folks who may swallow the plastic baby. For more history about Mardi Gras and King Cakes, check out the links at the end of this post.

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Tags: Baking · Cajun · Creole · Culture · Desserts · Heritage · Mardi Gras

New Orleans Tailgating Themes

November 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

A New Orleans themed tailgate can consist of many sub-themes and varied menu items depending on your approach.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Events · Heritage · Mardi Gras

Red Beans and Brown Rice

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Red Beans and Brown Rice

Both the brown rice and the sausage replacements make this dish higher in fiber and lower in saturated fat, and these two factors that do not compromise flavor, but enhance a well balanced meal. Served with fresh cornbread muffins and some creamed spinach on the side, this meal was a hit with our guests on Saturday evening dinner this past weekend.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Entrees · Heritage · Recipes

Potato Salad ~ Momom Boudreaux Style

June 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Potato Salad ~ Momom Boudreaux Style

On a recent trip back to New Orleans last month I decided it was time to capture and document some of the ole family recipes which were a part of the traditional fare during holiday reunions. My late grandmother Sadie Boudreaux, more affectionately known as Momom made a great potato salad and was always a […]

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Tags: Food · Heritage · Recipes · Salads · Traditions