Traditionally a roux-and-tomato-based dish, Shrimp Creole in this new version has Vietnamese influences; it’s spicy and sweet, full of herbs and flavor.
Basic Louisiana Rice
This recipe will work with most long-grain rices, including Popcorn Rice. Save some of the fat skimmed from your chicken stock to perfume the rice with many wonderful flavors.
Stewed Okra and Tomatoes
This classic New Orleans dish combines okra and tomatoes to bring out the best flavors of each.
Red Beans and Rice
Time is the key to making successful red beans: they need to cook slowly and well.
Simple Shrimp Creole
This simple recipe uses the "holy trinity" of Creole cooking to create a healthy and quick meal.
Black Bean Hummus
Hummus is usually prepared with chickpeas, but this version, made with black beans, has a nice Creole-style flavor and color.
When okra is not in season, classic Louisiana gumbo is thickened with the aromatic leaves of sassafrass.