Shrimp Creole

finishedShrimp Creole is one of the simplest Cajun dishes you can learn.  Seriously, it’s just roux, the holy trinity, tomatoes and spices/stock.  Now, if you know anything about me, I won’t settle for the “simple” recipe, so I took a recipe and made it mine. [Read more…]

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

When I mention gumbo to folks, a lot of times they will ask me for my recipe.  To which I will respond: “Which gumbo?”  Sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo, chicken gumbo, gumbo with okra, gumbo without okra, etc.  Therein lies the beauty and frustration.  What is the right recipe for gumbo?  It’s the recipe that tastes good.  There are so many different variations of making gumbo that a book or 10 could be written about them all.

Oh, wait….they have.
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