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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

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…

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#EatSWLA: Abita & Cane Syrup Glazed Shrimp Recipe

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…

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7 "Gotta Have It" Festival Foods in Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana is the Festival Capital of Louisiana with more than 75 annual fairs and festivals. True to our Cajun nature, we love passing a good time, dancing and indulging in delicious foods and drinks. You can generally find fried alligator bites, Cajun jambalaya and gumbo at any of the…

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Shrimping in Southwest Louisiana

When you head out to catch shrimp in Southwest Louisiana, pretty much all you need is a cast net and a bucket. Oh, be sure to bring your appetite because the bayou is brimming with surprises, and the only thing better than catching a bucketful of large Louisiana shrimp is cooking your bounty for…

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Louisiana Shrimp Stew

Boiled shrimp by www.monsoursphotography.net My three-year-old son, Banks, is a pretty picky eater! His favorite foods all involve loads of sugar, but there is hope for him yet! Banks loves shrimp. He eats fried shrimp, boiled shrimp (if I peel it for him), shrimp gumbo, but his favorite…

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Summer Menus

In Louisiana, meals are meant to share. We enjoy the dining experience from the shaken specialty cocktails, to the fresh vegetable sides, and most importantly, the company that gathers at the dinner table. Memories are made at the dinner table. The Cable Car from Ember As we adapt our…

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5 Must Eat Fried Foods in Lake Charles

Crispy, juicy and often salty - and when prepared correctly, nothing satisfies me like fried food. In fact, I sometimes only eat fried food when I travel. While I’m not a food expert, I did grow up in a household that traded in their Fry Daddy for a Fry Pappy (a larger model of the popular Fry Daddy…

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