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cooked Cajun shrimp laying on a bed of rice garnished with green onions in a blue bowl.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice [Shrimp Delicate]

Cajun shrimp and rice, also known as shrimp delicate, is a savory shrimp dish served with a rich velvety gravy over rice. About a year or so ago, a reader left a nice comment on my post for Crawfish Cornbread with Gravy. He asked if I had ever heard of […]

fried boudin balls in a black serving bowl with one broken open to show the inside

Boudin Balls

Boudin balls are a delicious Southern treat! Boudin sausage is rolled into meatballs, coated in Panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. Serve with Comeback or Remoulade sauce for dipping. While preparing this post, I found this quote on the Southern Foodways Alliance website that sums up the mystery that is […]

chicken and sausage gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This yummy chicken and sausage gumbo recipe has a taste of New Orleans in ever bite. It’s loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables and spices. Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about 50 miles west of New […]

Grillades and Grits on a gray plate with a red and white napkin on a wood table

Grillades and Grits

Grillades and grits is a traditional New Orleans brunch dish. Seasoned round steak is slowly braised until tender with vegetables and served over creamy corn grits. Methods for the Instant Pot, slow cooker and stovetop are included. Grillades and grits is a dish I’m familiar with, but never tried to […]

three baked crawfish pies on a wooden background with a red plaid napkin

Crawfish Pie

Savory crawfish pie is filled with tender crawfish tails, vegetables and seasonings then baked in a flaky pie crust until golden brown. I was in college before I ever attended my first crawfish boil. I remember this steaming plate of tiny boiled crustaceans was set before me. People on either […]