Year after year, my Boudin King Cake is the top Mardi Gras recipe on Acadiana Table. And could this Boudin King Cake recipe be easier? Well, actually it could if we did a 1-minute video to demonstrate how simple it is. Take a look and then scroll down for all the details. There are many…
This creative, open-face sandwich is piled high with flavor. If a mound of fall-apart tender pulled pork weren’t reason enough to come to the table, then layer the pork atop a piping hot sweet potato waffle crowned with tangy Southern slaw. Pass the sauce and start soppin’ up this delicious Pulled … [Read More...]
Fall-apart tender Roast Pig with a layer of crackling skin competes on the platter with a double helping of Paella Rice and Creole Smothered Green Beans. This dish is the iconic cochon de lait, a Cajun culinary event that is full of flavor and French tradition.
Communal gatherings centered on … [Read More...]
This Potato and Broccoli Soup is easy, cheesy, creamy, dreamy, and just about the most delicious bowl around.
If you’ve ever made mashed potatoes, you’re half way to one of the tastiest soups. All we’re doing here is adding aromatics, spices, chicken stock, and cream, oh, and broccoli. Yeah, … [Read More...]
Creamy, cheesy, smoky, bacony—there aren’t enough words to describe your first bite of this Charred Brussels Au Gratin, but that’s okay; you won’t be talking anyway.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Brussels sprouts are the most versatile vegetable in your recipe arsenal. Baked, … [Read More...]
For days after you’ve had this dish, your memory of it will not fade. In vivid detail, you will recall it all: the sweetness of the onions; the rich beef stock; the notes of rosemary and thyme in the pot; the chunks of tender beef short rib that add hearty flavor: the velvet cloak of melted gruyère. … [Read More...]
The bold flavors of wild duck and smoked pork sausage overwhelm your taste buds when you dive into this soul-satisfying bowl of dark Cajun roux-infused Wild Duck Gumbo—a South Louisiana specialty.
I’ve heard statistics that support my contention that in Louisiana, more men cook per capita … [Read More...]
Just in time for New Years Eve, I'm bringing back my favorite drink recipe. If ever there were a drink to define the holidays, it is this Pomegranate Spritzer: the colors of red and green, the fragrance of fruit and evergreen, and the taste of a sweet present under the tree. This Pomegranate … [Read More...]
This is one of my most popular Christmas recipes, and I've had numerous requests for it this season. And try as I might, I cannot quell my passion for quail. I crave it this time of year especially, and no holiday would be complete without a quail gumbo. Let me explain the source of my lifelong … [Read More...]
It’s the first bite that stops you in your tracks. With just a smidgen of sweet liqueur soaking into the spongy cake, this delicate Raspberry Trifle bursts with the flavors of fresh berries against a tangy cream filling dusted with bittersweet chocolate. Oh yeah, this is a keeper!
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With fresh, farm-to-table eggplant infused with meaty pork sausage and aromatic herbs and vegetables, this dressing is the perfect backdrop for briny Gulf shrimp. I love how it all combines with Louisiana rice in a casserole that bakes up delicious every time.
Make no mistake, eggplant is the … [Read More...]
So, what do you do when you don’t know what to cook? Don’t cook. Yes, I said it: This is a post on my food blog that’s advocating not to cook. No recipe, no pots and pans, no hot stovetop, and no fuss. This Charcuterie Board will change the way you think about entertaining with friends and family. … [Read More...]
At first bite, you taste the flaky golden brown piecrust that holds the rich treasure inside. And with the second bite, the spicy crawfish filling coats your taste buds with one delicious mouthful. Once more, and then it’s gone. But the taste lingers on as you grab another, and another; these Mini … [Read More...]
If comfort can be found at the bottom of a black iron pot, it is this Andouille Sausage and White Bean Soup. Just think about it: Tender white limas infused with smoky andouille sausage slowly simmer until they burst, releasing their starch to thicken the pot. Warming your hands cradling a creamy … [Read More...]
Oozing with creamy cheese and baked to golden perfection, I’m a sucker for most anything done au gratin, but when I discovered a stack of locally grown cucuzza squash piled up at my green grocer, cheesy inspiration came over me. My Cucuzza Squash Au Gratin is a fresh take on the legendary potato … [Read More...]
With the first bite of this tender Jalapeño Pepper Jack Stuffed Tasso Roast, smoke and spice are the flavors that flood your taste buds, but then the depth of a peppery cheese stuffing and a dark roux-based onion gravy fill you with comfort. This may be my new favorite fall recipe, and I owe it all … [Read More...]