You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. Plan your Mardi Gras party with these classic recipes for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts.

Recipe: Crawfish Dip

If you have some leftover crawfish tails but aren’t in the mood for an entrée, this is a unique (and easy!) way to use them. Filled with flavor from a variety of spices, guests will be wowed by the flavor of this simple dish that lets the slow cooker do most of the work. After making this dip, serve it in a slow cooker to keep it warm (and to avoid doing any extra dishes). Set this appetizer out with crackers or toasted baguette slices and watch it disappear at your next party. It also makes a great appetizer for a Derby party!

If you've never been to New Orleans, you can still get a taste of its cuisine with our recipe for New Orleans Beignets, the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. Plan your Mardi Gras party with these classic recipes for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts.

Recipe: Crawfish Dip

If you have some leftover crawfish tails but aren’t in the mood for an entrée, this is a unique (and easy!) way to use them. Filled with flavor from a variety of spices, guests will be wowed by the flavor of this simple dish that lets the slow cooker do most of the work. After making this dip, serve it in a slow cooker to keep it warm (and to avoid doing any extra dishes). Set this appetizer out with crackers or toasted baguette slices and watch it disappear at your next party. It also makes a great appetizer for a Derby party!

If you've never been to New Orleans, you can still get a taste of its cuisine with our recipe for New Orleans Beignets, the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

Cajun cuisine ( French : Cuisine cadienne , [kɥizin kadʒæ̃n] ) is a style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian people deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana . It is what could be called a rustic cuisine; locally available ingredients predominate and preparation is simple.

An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice , special made sausages, or some seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Crawfish , shrimp , and andouille sausage are staple meats used in a variety of dishes.

The aromatic vegetables green bell pepper ( poivron ), onion , and celery are called the holy trinity by Cajun chefs in Cajun and Louisiana Creole cuisines . Roughly diced and combined in cooking, the method is similar to the use of the mirepoix in traditional French cuisine which blends roughly diced onion, celery and carrot . Characteristic aromatics for the Creole version may also include parsley , bay leaf , green onions , dried cayenne pepper , and dried black pepper .

You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. Plan your Mardi Gras party with these classic recipes for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts.

Recipe: Crawfish Dip

If you have some leftover crawfish tails but aren’t in the mood for an entrée, this is a unique (and easy!) way to use them. Filled with flavor from a variety of spices, guests will be wowed by the flavor of this simple dish that lets the slow cooker do most of the work. After making this dip, serve it in a slow cooker to keep it warm (and to avoid doing any extra dishes). Set this appetizer out with crackers or toasted baguette slices and watch it disappear at your next party. It also makes a great appetizer for a Derby party!

If you've never been to New Orleans, you can still get a taste of its cuisine with our recipe for New Orleans Beignets, the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

Cajun cuisine ( French : Cuisine cadienne , [kɥizin kadʒæ̃n] ) is a style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian people deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana . It is what could be called a rustic cuisine; locally available ingredients predominate and preparation is simple.

An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice , special made sausages, or some seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Crawfish , shrimp , and andouille sausage are staple meats used in a variety of dishes.

The aromatic vegetables green bell pepper ( poivron ), onion , and celery are called the holy trinity by Cajun chefs in Cajun and Louisiana Creole cuisines . Roughly diced and combined in cooking, the method is similar to the use of the mirepoix in traditional French cuisine which blends roughly diced onion, celery and carrot . Characteristic aromatics for the Creole version may also include parsley , bay leaf , green onions , dried cayenne pepper , and dried black pepper .

Beignet is Cajun French for “French Donut.” Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans popularized this indulgent Cajun treat. See our complimentary blog post, Making Old-fashioned Beignets, for illustrated ...

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You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. Plan your Mardi Gras party with these classic recipes for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts.

Recipe: Crawfish Dip

If you have some leftover crawfish tails but aren’t in the mood for an entrée, this is a unique (and easy!) way to use them. Filled with flavor from a variety of spices, guests will be wowed by the flavor of this simple dish that lets the slow cooker do most of the work. After making this dip, serve it in a slow cooker to keep it warm (and to avoid doing any extra dishes). Set this appetizer out with crackers or toasted baguette slices and watch it disappear at your next party. It also makes a great appetizer for a Derby party!

If you've never been to New Orleans, you can still get a taste of its cuisine with our recipe for New Orleans Beignets, the official state doughnut of Louisiana.

Cajun cuisine ( French : Cuisine cadienne , [kɥizin kadʒæ̃n] ) is a style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian people deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana . It is what could be called a rustic cuisine; locally available ingredients predominate and preparation is simple.

An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice , special made sausages, or some seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Crawfish , shrimp , and andouille sausage are staple meats used in a variety of dishes.

The aromatic vegetables green bell pepper ( poivron ), onion , and celery are called the holy trinity by Cajun chefs in Cajun and Louisiana Creole cuisines . Roughly diced and combined in cooking, the method is similar to the use of the mirepoix in traditional French cuisine which blends roughly diced onion, celery and carrot . Characteristic aromatics for the Creole version may also include parsley , bay leaf , green onions , dried cayenne pepper , and dried black pepper .

Beignet is Cajun French for “French Donut.” Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans popularized this indulgent Cajun treat. See our complimentary blog post, Making Old-fashioned Beignets, for illustrated ...

One of my favorite cooking ideas is to deep fat fry our turkey for the holidays or New Year’s parties. My wife loves it when I cook; gives ...

This is one of our favorite rice dressing (also known as dirty rice) recipes. Add this to a meatball stew and talk about good! ...more

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