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

Maque Chou

Maque Chou

 

I love this recipe, especially when the fresh corn is in season.  Frozen corn or canned corn can be substituted when fresh is not available.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Vegetables, Fried or Sauteed

New Orleans BBQ shrimp

New Orleans BBQ shrimp

 

Everybody thinks to barbecue you have to have a pit with coals or gas barbecue unit.  This is an excellent way to barbecue shrimp without having to light any coals and the flavor and texture of every

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Shrimp, BBQ or Grilled

Oyster Rockefeller Soup

Oyster Rockefeller Soup

 

The concept was to create a soup from the premier oyster dish of Creole New Orleans. 

You can't go wrong with this soup recipe. My favorite part of preparing this soup was adding my half ounce of Per

Category:  Creole, Shellfish, Soup

Oyster Soup Creole

Oyster Soup Creole

 

Make sure if you're using fresh oysters, check out the expiration date if you're buying them in the market in containers. If there fresh at the fish counter, find out how long they've been there, when th

Category:  Creole, Shellfish, Soup

Oysters Le Belle

Oysters Le Belle

 

When I did this recipe I a was not familiar with working with puff pastry, so I completed the recipe and I served it with homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Split your biscuits in half and top each half w

Category:  Creole, Shellfish

Pain Perdu Creole

Pain Perdu Creole

 

I love this bread, it reminds me of breakfast with my grandmother when we were small. My grandmother used stale bread which was more absorbent then fresh bread. To your recipe I would mixed nutmeg wit

Category:  Creole, Hors D'Oeuvres, Bread, Deep Fried

Red Bean Soup

Red Bean Soup

 

Navy beans or small butter beans can be substituted for the red kidney beans.  Also, if you don't have the dried beans use canned beans. 

Butter beans are small lima beans.

Category:  Creole, Pork, Legumes, Soup

Red Beans With Rice

Red Beans With Rice

 

When visiting Creoles, the minute you walk in the door you will smell the aroma of red beans cooking on the stove. Every die hard Creole prepares this dish constantly.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Pork, Legumes, Rice

Red Fish Creole

Red Fish Creole

 

I think this recipe is perfect.  No changes.  Enjoy!

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Creole, Fish

Roux (Brown or White)

Roux (Brown or White)

 

Personally I think the oven method is the lazy method. There is nothing more rewarding than standing over the hot stove stirring that roux and watching the colors change and smelling it in its differe

Category:  Creole, Gravies and Rouxs, Baked

Sauce De Pomme De Terre

Sauce De Pomme De Terre

 

I made this dish with some fingerling potatoes. When I bought the potatoes there were several different colors:  purple fingerlings, red fingerlings and the regular brown fingerlings.  The recipe wa

Category:  Creole, Pork, Potatoes, Soup

Sausage, Crab, Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Sausage, Crab, Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

 

Excellent recipe would not change a thing. I hope if you follow this recipe you have a lot of patience because it's quite extensive. I would try to find a shorter less complicated recipe.

-Sweet Mama

Category:  Creole, Pork, Shrimp, Okra, Gumbo