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How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

10/30/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
I have a kind of embarrassing confession – I can never spell “étouffée” correctly. I get tripped up and lost on how many t’s, f’s, and e’s there are in this French word meaning “smothered.” And where do the accent marks go?? Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but my maiden name is LaBove – I have Cajun French in my blood! I should know
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How to Make Jambalaya

9/25/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
My Maw-Maw was a great little 4’11 Cajun lady from Cameron by way of New Iberia. One of my family’s favorite things to remember about Maw-Maw was that every day, first thing in the morning, she would put on the coffee pot and the rice pot at the same time - even if she hadn’t yet decided what to cook. Whatever ended up on the menu for the day, you
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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

8/22/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the term “gumbo weather.” Gumbo weather is what we refer to as the first cool front – and by “cool front” I mean “lows in the 60s” – and it usually inspires all of us to run to the store for our favorite Cajun ingredients and make a big, warm, comforting pot of gumbo!
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#EatSWLA: Bayou Rum Hurricane Cocktail

7/14/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
I’ve experienced a few tropical storms and hurricanes and I have come to the conclusion that my kind of hurricane season is shaken with ice. Big thanks to Bayou Rum for coming up with this sweet sipping cocktail. Louisiana Spirits does an amazing job of distilling a variety of rums. This particular recipe calls for 2: silver and select. You can
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#EatSWLA: Truffle Mac & Cheese

7/5/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
I get it. We are smack dab in the middle of swimsuit season and I’m posting about macaroni and cheese. What is my deal?! I can’t help it - I’ve had an insatiable craving for carbs and cheese. It could be that I’m 6 months pregnant, or it could be that this recipe from Ember Grille & Wine Bar has not one, not two, but FOUR CHEESES. (swoon!) This
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Cajun Cookin' Words to Know

6/20/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
One thing that sets Louisiana apart from anywhere else in the United States is our delicious food. We always have a reason to gather and eat! The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know what to do with the bounty that nature provides. But, if you’re visiting the area, you’ll probably see some “interesting” words and
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#EatSWLA: Abita & Cane Syrup Glazed Shrimp Recipe

6/2/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Summer and shrimp just go together. One recipe that I feel head over heels in love with was Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill’s Abita & Cane Syrup Glazed Shrimp. Don’t let the ingredients throw you off. I love cane syrup, and leave it to L’Auberge Casino Resort’s award-winning chef Lyle Brossard to pair it with a little beer and shrimp for the perfect
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#EatSWLA: Calcasieu Crawfish and Grits

3/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Growing up in Central Louisiana, my dinner plate didn’t often showcase fresh seafood . Sure – there are great places to find seafood in that part of Louisiana, but it wasn’t as easy as it is here in Cajun Country! One dish I was always dying to try was Cajun Shrimp and Grits. I love grits. I love shrimp. It seemed like the perfect combination. That
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Cajun Oyster Stew

2/27/2017 by Chef Derrill Guidry
Posted In:  Culinary
Back in the day, New Orleans’ cooks created a butter and cream-based oyster soup that was so rich it was referred to as oyster stew. The creamy offering is really delicious, but being born and raised in SWLA—Lake Charles — I prefer an oyster stew that represents my SWLA roots, one prepared with a brown roux instead of heavy cream. The history of
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