It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Seafood

A Red Gravy For Your Fish

A Red Gravy For Your Fish

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 […]

Crawfish Fettuccine (Or Shrimp If You Prefer)

Crawfish Fettuccine (Or Shrimp If You Prefer)

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 […]

Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

  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 […]

To Etouffée Is To Smother

To Etouffée Is To Smother

Lenten Season The season of lent begins the day after Mardi Gras which is called Ash Wednesday. It continues for about 7 weeks leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection  from the grave on Easter Sunday. A day worth celebrating! Since Cajuns are predominately […]