Tag Archives: Cajun & Creole

Instant Pot Opelousas

Opelousas - a Southern Rice based dish, this one's made from leftover Ham and cooks up beautifully in the Instant Pot!

So you all know (if you follow me – and if you don’t, I’d love it if you would, here with email (on the right) or on facebook or twitter (on the left)) I cooked up a ham for Thanksgiving. And what a ham it was! The stunning and absolutely delish Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham. It was just a half ham, but of course there were leftovers!

Instant Pot Opelousas
Instant Pot Opelousas

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Grillades & Grits

So often one thing leads to another, and so it was when I made Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique not too long ago! My sister came to visit shortly after and while she missed the Shrimp and Grits, she proposed we make Grillades. It was a good call and we were off on yet another New Orleans inspired adventure!

Grillades & Grits
Grillades & Grits

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Baked Cheesy Grits

So it might seem that I’m on a bit of a grits kick – I made Cheesy Grits recently to go with my Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique. And today I’m posting another Cheesy Grits recipe to go with Grillades & Grits. It’s not that you just can’t have too many grits recipes, but that they’re both really good.

Grillades & Grits - here with Cheesy Baked Grits
Grillades & Grits – here with Cheesy Baked Grits

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding: Double that sauce and just try not to drink it, lol

What goes better with Cajun food, like my Shrimp & Grits, than Bananas Foster? Or Bread Pudding? How about Bananas Foster Bread Pudding?

Banana Foster's Bread Pudding
Banana Foster’s Bread Pudding

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Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique

These Shrimp & Grits are nothing like any you might have ever tasted!!

Even if  you’ve had Shrimp & Grits before, you’ve probably never had any like these. Deeply spiced, earthy shrimp, garlic and peppers with bacon – the dish is fantastic on its own – but this has a twist – it’s punctuated by a Cajun Gastrique.

Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Gastrique
Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Gastrique

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