Shrimp Creole is a spicy-delicious thick stew made from a slow-cooked tomatoey sauce flavored with seasonings, fresh herbs, and the Cajun trinity.
It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!
Nothing compares to my Mama’s seafood gumbo. So far, I have not tasted one as good as her’s. That’s why I’m so excited to share her recipe with you in hopes you give it a try and become as gumbo-happy in this cold weather as […]
Fall shrimp season is open in Louisiana and I’ve got Shrimp Okra Gumbo on my mind. It’s just the right dish for these cooler temperatures of crisp, dry air. Don’t you love the first days of fall weather? It seems to put everyone in a good […]
Since we live so close to the Delta a special catfish recipe is in order and why not a Catfish Dip? At first this may not sound too appetizing, but believe me, once you spice this cat up with some Louisiana seasoning they’ll be coming back […]
Sitting at dinner the other night when celebrating my daughter-by-love, Jami’s birthday I thanked her dad for the crappie he had given us a few days before. We then began talking about different ways to prepare crappie or sacalait (pronounced sock-ah-lay, the Louisiana French way to […]
A Chance Meeting? I have been searching lately for a good recipe for blackened fish, but you know how busy these days are. It’s time to gear up for the holidays. No extra time! Then a few weeks ago I crossed paths with a […]
On one of my last visits to Kaplan I picked up some catfish from my friends, James and Patricia LeDoux, who have a crab and fishing business. They started fishing at White Lake 3 years ago to supplement their income then went full-time […]
My Pa Pa Trahan was part of a big family that lived on a rice farm just south of Louisiana’s Highway 335, south of Kaplan. He and four of his brothers married and homesteaded in the same area. They continued to grow rice, accumulating more […]
I think I was in my late teens when I first put a bite of this rich, cheesy pasta blessed with crawfish in my mouth. I could not get enough of it! There ought to be a Hallelujah chorus sung every time a dish of Crawfish […]
When I received a request for a seafood bisque recipe I thought of the shrimp bisque I usually order at one of my favorite restaurants, but that’s it. I have never eaten it anywhere else. True confession. So I called my Mama and asked […]