He and She Said:
Ok, so it’s New Orleans cooking in the sense that we do it here, but you’ll find much more than traditional NOLA recipes. We’re pretty ecumenical eaters and cooks, so there’s a lot more than red beans and rice (although we have that too, of course).
Some of these are our own; some come from other sources, and many come from our esteemed guest-blogger and cooking mentor, Mr. Mirepoix.
Most importantly, every one of these recipes has been cooked and enjoyed by us, and in many cases pushed on our friends. So if you’re looking for something to whip up for a romantic dinner, a fancy schmantzy party, or a crew coming over for the Saints game you’ll find suggestions here. just click on the links for the details:
Red Beans and Rice: The classic NOLA dish, and our first ever post.
Grits and Grillades: Another NOLA thing, perfect for brunch.
Mojitos: Summertime, and the living is easy…
Saffron, Zucchini, and Herb Couscous: Not exactly a bayou classic
Mr. Mirepoix’s Gumbo: The last chicken gumbo recipe you will ever need.
Bread From Scratch: For everyone with fond memories of the Easy Bake oven.
Ratatouille: More than just a movie.
Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp: When you don’t have time to go to Lola.
Chile Squash Casserole: A little tast of the Southwest.
Mirepoix’s Bacon: Yes, really. Make your own bacon.
Mirepoix’s No-Knead Bread: Baking for lazy people.
Mirepoix’s Chicken Liver Mousse: Grownup food.
Vegetable Soup: A staple, of course.
Hot Buttered Rum: Baby it’s cold outside…
Root Vegetable Tagine: Moroccan style.
Mirepoix’s Name That Cocktail: Another cold weather pick me up.
Mirepoix’s Blackening Spice: A must in every kitchen.
Chipotle-Lime Catfish Fajitas: Finding Nemo Delicious.
Mirepoix’s Duck Confit: Yes, you have died and gone to heaven.
Tortilla(less) Soup: A personal favorite.
Black Bean Soup: Perhaps even better.
Mirepoix’s Herb Roasted Pork Loin with Natural Au Jus: Rave reviews every time we make it.
Greek Style Speckled Trout: An unexpected combination.
Espresso Caper Risotto: A dinner party show-stopper.
Mashed Sweet Potato with Turnip and Roaseted Apple Puree: A Thanksgiving winner.
Crawfish Etouffee: Don’t bother with a restaurant; make your own.
Marinated Beef Fajitas: A Cinco de Mayo essential