Recipe: Isaac's Seafood Boil

Mon, 07/12/21
This recipe comes to us courtesy of Chef Isaac Toups of Toups Meatery, 845 N Carrollton Ave in Mid-City. Per the chef: "A shrimp or crab boil is one of the best communal gatherings we have. It’s messy, sure, but it’s perfect for summer time when you can just jump in the wat... Read more

Recipe: Salsa with Variations

Mon, 06/07/21
What follows is less a precise recipe and more of a flexible  procedure. It's very simple and vastly forgiving, so it's great for cooking newbs. All you need is a blender and a knife. And the quantity of each of the six ingredients can vary considerably according to your ta... Read more

(Key) Lime Pie

Mon, 05/10/21
A classic cool and tart southern desert that hits the spot all summer long. Since Key limes aren't widely available, we use regular supermarket (Persian) limes, and you could also use bottled key lime juice. In theory, you could use another citrus fruit entirely (pamplemous... Read more

Jazz Festing in Place Recipe Collection

Mon, 04/12/21
Here are a few "Jazz Fest Food" recipes in case you're interested in cooking at home while Jazz Festing in Place. First, here are 6 classic Jazz Fest recipes from the first (1984) edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Cookbook by Lorraine Landry and Lee Barne... Read more

Camarones Enchipotlados (Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce)

Sun, 03/14/21
This dish is a cousin of BBQ shrimp, but the smoky spice of chipotle chiles creates its own  vibe. It's in the style of Veracruz regional Mexican cuisine, down the Gulf Coast from New Orleans and the main port of colonial Mexico. You can see the strong Spanish influence her... Read more

Recipe: Grapefruit, Arugula, and Avocado Salad

Mon, 01/11/21
Gulf coast citrus is in season and it's excellent!  In this recipe we use beautiful pink grapefruit in a salad with avocado, arugula, and romaine, but you could use any raw greens you like: watercress, spinach, bitter greens (escarole, endive, frisee), etc. The dressing is... Read more

Recipe: Gougères (French Cheese Puffs)

Fri, 12/04/20
Gougères, or savory French cheese puffs, make great holiday party apps. They are a savory take on pâte à choux, cream puff dough. It's the same dough used in éclairs and in beignets, where it's deep-fried instead of baked. "Choux" means cabbage; the name comes from the fact... Read more

Recipe: Louisiana Cornbread Dressing

Mon, 11/09/20
An extra pan of dressing can be a welcome addition to holiday dinner gatherings. While oyster or rice dressing might be more traditional, this cornbread dressing is pretty wonderful too, even if it's a bit more generically "Southern." In theory, you can use any sort of saus... Read more

Recipe: Frozen Lemon Mousse

Fri, 09/18/20
This very cool dessert manages to be both light & airy and rich & decadent, all at once. It combines lemons, sugar, and cream and makes a great end to a meal. There's just a little bit of stove top cooking, but mostly you won't heat up the kitchen. Lemon curd is chilled, fo... Read more

Festing In Place: The Next Fest Thing recipes

Sun, 09/06/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
We all know local festivals aren't just about the music. You've gotta have the right food (and drink), too. Here's a nice round-up of Louisiana festival recipes to try at home! FOOD Five po-boy recipes Crawfish pasta with cream sauce Turkey wing gumbo Jamaican beef patt... Read more

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