New Orleans Recipes

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Heroes, Hoagies and Subs

Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Rating: Unrated
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These gigantic sandwiches were invented a century ago at Sicilian Deli here in New Orleans. The spicy, tangy olive salad is what really sets this meat and cheese sandwich apart. A genuine muffuletta should be made on oven-fresh Italian bread topped with sesame seeds. Be sure and use the highest-quality ingredients available; it really makes a difference! Since you're going to all the trouble of making the olive salad, consider doubling the recipe so you'll have some extra waiting around for when you get another muffuletta craving -- it keeps for at least a month! Note: Use round bread loaves for real muffuletta.
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Jambalaya

New Orleans Jambalaya

Rating: Unrated
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For when you really have to feed an army!
Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee II

Rating: Unrated
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This is a very easy shrimp etouffe recipe that utilizes your microwave! I usually add four dashes of hot pepper sauce to the dish, but bring the hot stuff to the table in case someone wants a zestier dinner! This recipe is one I learned while going to school in southern Louisiana - Geaux Tigers!
Yeast Bread

Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)

Rating: Unrated
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As kids, we always put in a heart-filled request for these on Christmas Eve. It was quite a family affair - my mom would make up the dough, my dad would roll them out and cut them and then after frying them up, us kids would take turns shaking them in a paper bag with powdered sugar! I finally got to go to New Orleans and I was excited to get to try 'the real thing' at the famous Cafe Du Monde...I was SO HAPPY because my husband and I both said our recipe was a near carbon copy of CAFE DU MONDE! We've made this recipe for over 40 years and I promise it won't disappoint!
Shrimp Appetizers

Shrimp Remoulade Galatoire's

Rating: Unrated
8
Galatoire's Restaurant in New Orleans, La. in the French Quarter shared this recipe. It is the best we have ever tasted and I know you will enjoy it too. Decorate the edge of plate with hard-boiled eggs sliced thin or quartered, and a few green and black olives. Then stand back and let your guests give you applause for serving them such a wonderful treat.
Breakfast Drinks

Creole Coffee

Rating: Unrated
6
Good and simple. Rich, dark-roast coffee and chicory, molasses, and cream makes for a delicious cup of coffee.
Whiskey Drinks

Sazerac

Rating: Unrated
7
An oldie but a goody, this is one of the world's first cocktails, invented in New Orleans in the 19th century.
Sauces

Remoulade Sauce a la New Orleans

Rating: Unrated
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Top your crab, shrimp, lobster, salmon dishes, or seafood po' boy sandwiches with this wonderful cold sauce that has its origins in France and was then popularized in New Orleans.
Beans and Rice

Easy Red Beans and Rice

Rating: Unrated
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This is an easy and delicious take on a Louisiana classic that you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.
Meat and Poultry Appetizers

Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls

Rating: Unrated
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These excellent meatballs are especially great for those that have easy access to alligator meat.
Yeast Bread

Beignets

Rating: Unrated
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A traditional New Orleans-style recipe for their famous beignets! Grab a cafe au lait and you're set!
Holiday Cakes

Mardi Gras King Cake

Rating: Unrated
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The King Cake is a New Orleans tradition that involves a pastry, a small plastic baby, and a party. The King Cake is baked with a small plastic baby hidden inside, the person who gets the slice with baby in it has to host the next party.
By Jo

Inspiration and Ideas

Real New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

Rating: Unrated
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This is one of my husband's favorite dishes. It isn't exactly healthy, but it is fabulous. It is a common dish in Louisiana. This recipe feeds a lot of people. You can cut it in half for a family dinner.

Not Ya Mama's Oyster Dressing

Rating: Unrated
14
Thirty-five years ago, a group of friends went to a little Italian restaurant south of New Orleans. We all fell in love with their oyster dressing. We ate it so often the guys made a bet to see who could duplicate the recipe. After many tries, one of our friends figured it out and won the bet. During this time I was pregnant with my son and I craved oysters any way but raw. My husband made this for me at least twice a week (35-year-old son came into this world loving oysters). Last year I found the original restaurant recipe in a New Orleans cookbook; our friend hit the nail on the head. This is his version.

Air-Fried Crispy Fish Po' Boys with Chipotle Slaw

Rating: Unrated
2

Serve these New Orleans-inspired famous 'po-boy' sandwiches for lunch or dinner and enjoy crispy air-fried white fish topped with chipotle coleslaw served on toasted hoagie rolls.