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

Dirty Rice Serves 30 to 40

Dirty Rice Serves 30 to 40

 

Dirty Rice.  It gets its name from the way it looks. Now, a lot of times I have customers come into the restaurant and ask what is dirty rice?  So I try to explain to them that it is chicken livers,

Category:  Creole, Rice

Eggplant Pirogues

Eggplant Pirogues

 

Pirogues are a form of transportation for the Cajuns in the Bayou. So when you cut the eggplants lengthwise they are in the shape of a piroguie, hence eggplant pierogues. 

If you have arthritis this

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Vegetables

Fish Courtbouillon

Fish Courtbouillon

 

Basically this is a fish stew. When I visited my friends in Topanga Canyon California I made this recipe. Each time I visit my friends at the Old Mermaid Tavern I make this recipe.

-Sweet Mama Janiss

Category:  Creole, Fish, Boiled

Fish Creole

Fish Creole

 

You don't need an expensive cut of fish for this recipe. The 3 cups of the basic vegetable mixture would be onions, bell peppers, and garlic. These vegetables and the seasoning will bring out the natur

Category:  Creole, Fish

Flounder on Papier D-Argent

Flounder on Papier D-Argent

 

Excellent recipe.  Wouldn't change a thing.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Fish, Roasted

Flounder-Sole A La Orly

Flounder-Sole A La Orly

 

In New Orleans never fear Filets de Sole a la Orly.  Creoles named it sole after the finest French fish.  Now you can prepare it Creole style.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Fish

French Fried Sweet Potatoes w/Sticky Love Sauce

French Fried Sweet Potatoes w/Sticky Love Sauce

 

Excellent recipe.  Would not change a thing.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

 

 

Made with Sweet Mama Janisse's award winning Sticky Love Sauce.

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Category:  Creole, Potatoes, Deep Fried

Fried Alligator

Fried Alligator

 

I've only tried fried alligator once. If you have access to fresh alligator tail this is an excellent recipe for the preparation.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Alligator, Deep Fried

Fruit Sauce

Fruit Sauce

 

This is a perfect fruit sauce to use when fresh fruit is in season. Summer time is the best time for a fresh fruit sauce.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Fruit

Grandma’s Stuffed Flank Steak

Grandma’s Stuffed Flank Steak

 

Grandma’s Stuffed Flank Stea

Category:  Creole, Beef, Roasted

Gumbo with Greens

Gumbo with Greens

 

This is a long recipe with all lot of ingredients.  Make sure when you tackle this one you have the time to deal with all the different steps.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Vegetables, Gumbo

Hearty Oxtail Vegetable Soup

Hearty Oxtail Vegetable Soup

 

I will definitely try this recipe when I have the two days to devote to it.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

 

Category:  Creole, Vegetables, Other Meats, Soup