Creole cooking and recipes originated in Louisiana and blend French, Spanish, Caribbean, and other cuisines. A Creole dinner is the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras. Serve a Mardi Gras dinner of Creole cooking with these savory recipes.
A melting pot of traditions go into Creole dishes French, Spanish, African and Native American originating in the Louisiana Bayou.
Boil and mash the potatoes with the skins still on to add extra color and texture to this Creole side dish.
The rice is "dirty" because it's mixed in with the chicken and vegetables instead of being served plain. Try this quick low-fat meal when you crave Cajun food.
For traditional jambalaya, shrimp and sausage are stirred into the vegetables and rice, not served on the side. Carrots, cauliflower, and squash are a delicious addition to this Cajun recipe.
This saucy fish and rice combo was made famous in New Orleans. Halibut and haddock also are excellent choices for this easy recipe.
Red beans and rice along with Creole seasoning bring a Cajun flair to this red snapper main dish recipe.
The spicy flavor of Cajun seasoning brings out the robust flavor of the beef in these burgers. Serve them at a cookout with a variety of toppers.
Bean and vegetables make a sauce to top the couscous in this high fiber dinner recipe.
Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.
Using smoked turkey sausage adds flavor to this Louisiana-style 30-minute dinner while keeping the calories and fat low.
Full-flavored Creole seasoning, fresh asparagus, red sweet pepper, and onion impart flavors of French, Spanish, and African cuisines to this recipe. The shrimp and vegetables offer nutrients to enhance immunity, boost energy, and safeguard against cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Serve the seasoned broiled shrimp with the homemade mayonnaise dressing for a quick and easy appetizer.