Louisiana Recipes

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Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee

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Here in Louisiana, there's nothing better than this classic during crawfish season. This recipe is easy and can be substituted with shrimp when crawfish are out of season. Even better when served with hot garlic French bread! Start cooking the rice first since this is a quick and easy dish.

Melt in Your Mouth Pralines

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They are terrific! Not chalky, but creamy and delicious. These can be stored at room temperature, or frozen. Can't beat pralines from Louisiana!

Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

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This recipe is from my grandmother and great grandmother's family.

'Momma Made Em' Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Straight from my mom's kitchen in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana! Chicken, sausage, and okra gumbo that warms the soul.

Louisiana Shrimp Casserole

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Don't let the name fool you, this casserole is NOT spicy, but it sure is delicious!

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

Louisiana Sweet Potato Pancakes

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These are a very welcome change from regular pancakes. Great with maple syrup or cranberry sauce.

Louisiana Beef Stew

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Beef stew with tomatoes, carrots and raisins, flavored with molasses and served with steamed rice.

Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta

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This is a traditional crawfish dish in New Orleans. This dish can be spicy or mild depending on the amount of red pepper flakes you use, so be careful.

Louisiana Shrimp Creole II

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Tomatoes and shrimp cooked up with garlic and onions - this Gulf Coast tradition will have you dreaming of the bayou. This recipe can either be a main dish or a side dish. You can make it as hot as you want, just add more chili powder and hot sauce. Serve over hot rice.

Slow Cooker Blackberry Pork Tenderloin

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I cooked this for a date, and he told me it was the best meal anyone besides his momma had ever cooked for him! That's a terrific compliment, being from south Louisiana!


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Spicy jambalaya with chicken and andouille sausage.

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Easy Cajun Jambalaya

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I have always loved Cajun foods but my wife doesn't like the 'kick.' In response to this, I made my traditional Jambalaya without the heat. Everyone loved this recipe and I hope you will to. Enjoy!

Shrimp Po' Boys

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Crispy fried shrimp sandwiches are served piping hot with a spicy and tangy remoulade sauce.