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Cajun/Creole

  • Recipe

    The Sazerac

    Sometimes it’s helpful to think of a garnish in an uncommon way.  Consider the absinthe rinse found in a traditional Sazerac cocktail as an aromatic garnish that’s placed underneath the…

  • Recipe

    Lake Charles Dirty Rice

    The traditional Cajun dish of dirty rice (rice cooked with chicken livers, spices, and aromatics) is the perfect pairing for New Orleans chef Donald Link's Sunday Night Fried Chicken. The…

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    Sunday Night Fried Chicken

    New Orleans chef Donald Link's undestandably popular fried chicken is made just like his granny used to make in Lake Charles: seasoned, skillet-fried, dark, and so crunchy that each bite…

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    Cajun Chicken Panini with Spicy Dipping Sauce

    Spicy, tender chicken, onion, and cheese make a delicious panini, but what elevates this dish is the cool, creamy jalapeño-and-cilantro sauce served with it. It’s so good that you’ll wonder…

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    New Orleans–Style BBQ Shrimp

    Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices, this dish is a Crescent City classic. Leave it to eccentric New Orleans; despite the name, there's no barbecue…

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    Southern Roast Turkey and Gravy

    Buttering and salting the turkey 1 to 2 days before roasting seasons the bird inside and out without the fuss of wet brining. Be sure to let the bird warm…

  • How-To

    How to Make Creole Shrimp Jambalaya

    New Orleans native and cookbook author Poppy Tooker demonstrates step-by-step how to make her Creole-Style Shrimp Jambalaya

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    Banana-Rum Crêpes with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

    This recipe is excerpted from Southern Comfort: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With.

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    Creole-Style Shrimp Jambalaya

    A creole-style (red) jambalaya always includes tomatoes. I like using tomato paste instead of canned or fresh tomatoes because it adds deeper flavor and gives the finished dish a rich…

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    Cajun-Style Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

    This is a traditional Cajun-style (brown) jambalaya, chock full of smoked meats with nary a tomato in sight. Although Louisiana-style ingredients are increasingly available these days, it may be difficult…