Creole (98 recipes)

Louisiana Creole cuisine is a style of cooking originating in Louisiana, United States which blends French, West African, Amerindian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian influences,[1] as well as general Southern cuisine. The Cajuns largely assimilated and adopted Creole cuisine for their own. Although the Creole cuisine is closely identified with New Orleans culture today, much of it evolved in the country plantation estates so beloved of the pre-Civil War Creoles.[2] (Despite its aristocratic French roots, Creole cuisine does not include Garde Manger or other extremely lavish styles of the Classical Paris cuisine.)

It is generally known that there are two types of Creole cuisine: Urban Creole and Rural Creole. Urban Creoles cuisine is observed and prepared for mainly tourist of New Orleans. Rural Creole cuisine is usually hidden in the bayous and swamps of the Old Creole Parishes/Acadiana or Creole Country. Since the 1980s, Rural Creole cuisine has largely been mistakenly labeled as Cajun cuisine (due to Cajunization and CODOFIL ).

Creole Recipes

Corn in a Skillet

Corn in a Skillet

 

Fresh corn in season is much more flavorful than canned.

 

Take advantage of farmers market buys during fresh vegetable and fruit season.

 

In a bind use the canned. Fresh is best.

-Sweet Mama

Category:  Creole, Vegetables
Cooking time: 25m

Coush-Coush Acadian

Coush-Coush Acadian

 

This recipe for Coush-Coush reminds me of all the time we had it for breakfast cereal.  My grandmother would cook it in a cast-iron skillet and the cornmeal mixture would come out crispy and flavorfu

Category:  Creole, Breakfast, Grains

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

 

If you don't feel like stuffing 20 mushrooms and want to make an impression, I would use the large portobello mushrooms to make this recipe. I think two may suffice depending on how large they are. Als

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Crab, Microwave, Roasted

Crawfish Á La

Crawfish Á La

 

I don't think that there is a substitute for crawfish tails, but just in case you cannot find the crawfish tails you can substitute shrimp. Use fresh shrimp not already cooked shrimp.

-Sweet Mama Jani

Category:  Creole, Crawfish, Fried or Sauteed

Crawfish Bisque

Crawfish Bisque

 

Excellent, excellent recipe.  Make plenty because that will be none left over.

This is the sort of recipe that takes a lot of time but is very  rewarding upon completion.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Crawfish, Soup

Crawfish Boudin

Crawfish Boudin

 

Hog casings are not that easily acquired. If you have a local fishmarket or butcher shopo check and see if they have the have the casings or if the casings can be ordered through them. When I could no

Category:  Creole, Crawfish

Crawfish Butter

Crawfish Butter

 

This is one of my favorites. The only problem I have is I can't stop eating it once I get started. When I make it I don't share it.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Dressings, Dips & Spreads, Crawfish

Crawfish Dip

Crawfish Dip

 

I have found that using good old fashion saltine crackers worked really good with this crawfish dip. You do not need a fancy cracker, but if you'd like to use them it's fine.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Dressings, Dips & Spreads, Crawfish

Crawfish Fingers

Crawfish Fingers

 

Small salad shrimp can be substituted for the crawfish tails. Cooked regular size shrimp can also be substituted for the crawfish tail meat.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Crawfish

Crawfish Mold

Crawfish Mold

 

This is a really cool hot whether recipe for crawfish.  It sort of reminds me of when people used to make all those Jell-O molds. I remember going to a party and the theme was gelatin molds. There we

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Dressings, Dips & Spreads, Crawfish

Crawfish Monica

Crawfish Monica

 

This dish is one of the most popular dishes served at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

I haven't been to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival but when I do attend I will definitely

Category:  Creole, Crawfish

Crawfish Nibbler for Microwave

Crawfish Nibbler for Microwave

 

For those of you who don't own a regular oven are stove, your microwave will come in handy for these nibblers.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Crawfish, Microwave