Tag Archives: Creole

Cajun/Creole Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, and Jambalya

So I try to name my posts after the main dish of the night, but everything we cooked seemed so iconic so I named it after all of them ūüėÄ

This night everything was amazing.

Menu
-Chicken and Anduoille Sausage Gumbo
-Red beans and Rice
-Creole Jambalaya
-Pecan Pralines

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Chicken and Anduoille Sausage Gumbo

This was some gooood gumbo! The chicken was nice and spicy and so was the sausage. This is a keeper recipe.

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Red Beans and Rice

So good. The beans and the ham made a nice soup.

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Creole Jambalaya

This is what I made. It was so good. The chicken was cooked on the bone. It was nice and spicy. ohhh it was good.

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Pralines

So we had some trouble with these babies. The first batch didn’t set up, the second batch became to dry. But either way they were really tasty.

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Cajun/Creole Crawfish Etouffee and Fried Fish

Menu
-Tomato and Haricot Vert Salad
-Crawfish Etouffee
-Fried Fish in Pearly Meal with Remoulade Sauce
-Smothered Okra
-Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

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The Line Up

Who doesn’t love Cajun food?!

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Tomato and Haricot Vert Salad

I loved this salad! The white stuff on top is fennel, which if you’ve never had tastes like¬†liquorice. You can even eat it raw (which I did for most of the night). We had to make the dressing twice because I over seasoned it the first time.

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Crawfish Etouffee

Now I am not a seafood fan, but I was able to eat this. The crawfish taste was so minimal. And it was rich and hearty.

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Fried Fish in Pearly Meal with Remoulade Sauce and Smothered Okra

So we fried catfish, which is notoriously fishy tasting. We soaked it in milk before cooking it so it would have less of that fishy taste (It was still fishy in my opinion).  The Remoulade Sauce was soooo good. I wanted to lick it off the plate. The Okra was Okra. It was still a little slimy.

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Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

So two of our group members can’t have¬†alcohol. So we¬†substituted¬†orange sauce for the whisky sauce. Chef said we made her a believer in orange sauce (and she loooooves bread pudding). This dish made me a believer in bread pudding!