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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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5 Christmas Cocktails from Bayou Rum

12/19/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
Are you planning a party this holiday season? Impress your guests with Christmas cocktails that add sizzle and sparkle to your spirits. Enjoy these recipes made with Southwest Louisiana’s own Bayou Rum . 1. YULETIDE COCKTAIL 1.5 oz Bayou Spiced Rum .5 oz vanilla vodka 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz ginger infused apple cider (non-alcoholic)* Squeeze of
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Christmas Gumbo Recipe

12/11/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
For many in Southwest Louisiana, the Christmas meal is a big pot of gumbo. Make any it style you like, but I’m partial to a rich and savory bowl of seafood gumbo served along with a big loaf of garlic French bread. Yum…I can almost taste it now. Delicious! It actually works out nicely. You can make your gumbo the day before (or early Christmas Day)
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