Bayou Lacombe Seafood Sliders

What’s better than a crab cake on a mini bun?

  Gator Boulettes in Spicy Creole Sauce

  Silver Queen Corn on the Cob with Basil-Pepper Butter

  Chick-on-a-Stick with Sweet n’ Spicy Orange Marinade

  Peach and Blueberry Crostata

  Fried Eggplant Médaillons with Marinara Sauce

  Lobster BLT

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  Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

  Apple and Calvados Pockets

  Bisque of Artichoke, Crab, and Jumbo Shrimp

  Angel Food Cake, Summer Fruit, and Yogurt Parfait

  Spicy Horseradish Pickles

  Twin Melon, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

  Southwest Venison Fajitas with Papaya-Avocado Salsa

Break out the grill! Your family will love these delicious fajitas.

  Sweet and Sassy Strawberry Soup

I’m not quite sure if this recipe should fall into the category of soup or “sassy strawberry malt!” Either way, I have to say this soup could be the perfect beginning or ending to any meal – especially during our hot Louisiana summers.

  Nice and Spicy Catfish Po’Boy

The Blue Channel catfish of Louisiana is not only a favorite of the Cajuns and Creoles, but it is also revered as the best fish in the South.

  The Official Assembly of a Traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog

The toppings are just as important as the order they are applied to the hot dog. The goal is to evenly distribute the toppings so you get a taste of each ingredient with every bite.

  Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing

  The Ultimate Crab Cake Burger

  Quick and Smoky Cajun-Baked Beans

  ‘Guaranteed to be Tender’ Baby Back Ribs with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

  Blueberry Golden 25 Vanilla Ice Cream

  Herradura Shrimp

  Chicken and Creole Tomato Pomodori

While Italian tomato sauces are traditionally made with Roma tomatoes, here in south Louisiana, the Creole tomato is a delicious alternative.

  Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich

This is a simple dish to prepare because it cooks itself. Slow-cooking the pork shoulder will cause the meat to soften and fall apart.

  Grilled Red Snapper with Vegetable Relish

Summer is here and chances are you will be breaking out the grill. Often overlooked, grilled fish are delicious, and this recipe is a perfect example!

  Bourbon Peach Cobbler

In the 1800s, Houmas House Plantation was famous for ending meals with peach cobbler. This recipe is a rendition of the dish served during those plantation dinners.

  Shrimp in Pepper-Butter and Beer Sauce

We often see shrimp and shellfish simmered in beer or wine. In fact, one of the most famous shrimp dishes I have ever eaten was the drunken shrimp of Hong Kong, which inspired this recipe.

  Grilled Flank Steak Senegal

This age-old dish from Nigeria, Africa is often called “fiery stick.” However, here in Louisiana, it is more commonly called “Grilled Flank Steak Strips.”

  Creole Twice-Baked Potatoes

May is National Loaded Potato month. With crawfish, beef, and veggies, these are not your average twice-baked potatoes.

  Steak Burgers au Poivre

This burger is topped with an unique pepper sauce and fried onions, so you cannot get much better than that.

  Grilled Salmon with Olive-Tomato Butter

This fish can be grilled outdoors or baked indoors. The tomato paste is added to the butter mixture for a hint of Italian richness.

  Lemon Creole Cream Cheese Panna Cotta with Ponchatoula Strawberry Sauce

The original panna cotta came from the Italians. This “egg-less” custard is a refreshing dessert for warm spring days.

  Spinach Salad with Sautéed Louisiana Pears

Pears are often grown in backyards or home orchards in Louisiana. The abundance of this fruit lends itself to many interesting cooked pear recipes.

  Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake

The chocolate blended with the cream cheese in this recipe creates a texture that is indeed velvet in nature. The secret to success here is not to overcook the cake.

  Baked Garlic Chicken

One of the largest settlements in the city of New Orleans is Little Italy. The Italians operated the produce and truck farming industries in Louisiana. Often, garlic chicken was sold at the market by these farmers.

  Fillet of Sole with Crawfish in Sauce Sauternes

Dover sole is probably the most common variety of sole fish. Its name comes from the seaport town of Dover, Kent, England, located on the Strait of Dover.

  Mint Julep Cake

What cocktail is more traditional at the Kentucky Derby than a Mint Julep? The classic southern favorite is transformed into dessert with this recipe. As much as everyone loves the beverage, they will love the cake even more!

  Roasted Garlic Soup

Nowadays, there is a month or day to celebrate every food, vegetable, or spice imaginable! April is National Garlic Month.

  Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

This time of year, you can’t have too many strawberry dessert options! Strawberries grow so well in Louisiana, especially around Ponchatoula, which is widely known for its berry crop.

Asparagus Quiche with Crabmeat and Bacon

Although the main ingredients of a quiche are standard, quiches are truly versatile. You can add meat, vegetables, or seafood.

  Crawfish-Stuffed Rack of Lamb

By stuffing the loin of lamb with Louisiana seafood, we give this earthy flavored meat a new dimension.

  Thelma Parker’s Shrimp Pie

Thelma Parker, long-time cook at Madewood Plantation, is famous for her Shrimp Pie. Her original recipe calls for canned shrimp soup, but this variation of her dish is a more traditional method.

  Pimiento Cheese, Bacon, and Roasted Red Pepper Finger Sandwiches

Each year at the Masters Golf Tournament, spectators enjoy many of the same, traditional foods that have been served at Augusta National for decades. One of the most famous foods is the pimiento cheese sandwiches.

  Crawfish Boulettes Po’Boy with Étouffée Sauce

In Louisiana, one of the most economical and tastiest dishes you can serve to your family is a platter of fish boulettes.

  Crab Grilled Cheese R’evolution

Who doesn’t like a good grilled cheese sandwich?

  Fillet of Speckled Trout Prince Murat

The name of this dish was inspired by the historic Prince Murat Hotel, located in Baton Rouge. The hotel was named for Prince Achille Murat of Naples, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte.

  Stuffed Quail Bottolfs

My favorite dishes came from the old Bottolfs Manor in Hammond. I fully expect you to enjoy it as well.

Artichoke and Oysters Dunbar

This dish is named after the great restaurateur, Corinne Dunbar, who established one of the most celebrated restaurants in New Orleans.

  St. Joseph’s Fava Bean Soup

St. Joseph’s Day, or the “feast day of St. Joseph,” is March 19. The tradition of building the altar to St. Joseph began as far back as the Middle Ages in gratitude to St. Joseph for answering prayers for deliverance from famine.

  Irish Eyes Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe incorporates their love of meat pies with the cathead biscuits of the south.

  Chip Veillon’s Teal Duck

From the moment I tasted this teal recipe, I knew I had to have it, but I had to wait until hunting season was over for my friend Chip Veillon of White Castle, La. to write it out for me.

  Lobster and Sweet Pea Risotto

For those who have not eaten risotto, it is one of Italy’s best-known rice dishes.

  Mardi Gras Crab Salad

This salad gets its name from the confetti of ingredient colors used in the recipe.

  Oyster Pan Roast Courir de Mardi Gras

The Oyster Pan Roast is a stewed oyster dish created at New York’s famous Grand Central Oyster Bar.

  Mamere’s Potato, Shrimp, and Andouille Stew

Years ago, potato stew became a common substitution for red beans and rice on “Monday wash day” in Louisiana. Both dishes could be cooked in the black iron pot next to the wash kettle, making lunch a little easier.

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  Creole Country Cornmeal Pecan Waffles

This interesting waffle recipe was created by two Creole women, Ms. Young and Ms. Murphy. These frugal women never let a single thing go to waste and often-combined leftover fruit with syrups as the perfect topping for waffles.

  Hunters’ Weekend Vegetable Soup

Any of your favorite vegetables such as turnips, sweet potatoes, or white beans may be added to the soup. You may also wish to add duck breast or any other game meat as well.

  Braised Pork Shanks with White Beans and Winter Vegetables

Pork shanks are great for braising. They can be found in the meat department of most stores year round.

  Spicy Tomato and Lobster Linguine

Pasta is one of those comfort dishes that many people enjoy. Imagine how much they will love this recipe, since lobster is added as the main ingredient.

  Smothered Seven Steaks

The seven steak is so named due to the shape of the bone associated with the cut of meat. The steak is normally pan-fried and served with a light onion gravy.

  Steamed Whole Fish

The simplistic flavors of this dish create a delicious meal that is perfect for special occasions, big or small.

  Doc’s Primo Chili

There are few things better than a big pot of chili! While this recipe has many traditional ingredients, it also has a flavor unlike any other chili because of the apple pie spice and cocoa powder.

  Crab Beignets Pontchartrain

Beignets or fritters are extremely common in southern cuisine. Nothing makes these dishes more Louisiana than the addition of lump crabmeat.

  Pork Schnitzel

Originally, this recipe was from Chef Gunter Preuss of Broussard's Restaurant in New Orleans, who used veal.

  Grilled Tenderloin of Venison in Tea Brine

During hunting season, this is a great way to prepare deer at the camp. Although if you have some in the freezer, it is good any time of year, too. If preferred, pork loin can be used in place of venison.

  Pasta Fazul

This recipe is a traditional Italian dish, and is often referred to as “pasta e fagioli” in Italy. The phrase “e fagioli” simply means, “and beans.”

  Smothered Chicken with Butter Beans

Ah comfort food… ain’t it grand? It’s even better when it doesn’t make you “grander.”

  Slow-cooked Korean-style beef short ribs

Slow cooking allows the cook to prepare the ingredients, place them into a cooker and leave the meal to cook itself for up to 8 hours

  Dulce de Leche Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding

Dulce de leche is Spanish and literally translates to “milk candy.” This recipe is yet another variation of traditional bread pudding, made with the famed caramel sauce.

  Grandpa’s Potato, Shrimp, Ham, and Sausage Soup

Historically, Cajuns cured their own ham in smokehouses. Even when there was little else to eat, the smokehouse would always have some trimmings left from a boucherie. Potatoes, found in abundance year round, were a hearty addition to any soup.

  The Ultimate Holiday Cabbage Casserole

Casseroles are synonymous with the holidays. They are so versatile! This one would go great with a holiday ham or even your black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.

  LA chef sets Guinness World Record for largest pot of seafood gumbo

Chef John Folse just set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pot of seafood gumbo at the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

  Texas-Style Barbecued Brisket

This is a simple yet delicious recipe that holds the magical combination of smoke, heat, and time that guarantees a juicy, smoky, meaty perfection!

  Overnight Pork Roast

Well-seasoned pork roasts are a hallmark of Louisiana cuisine. The secret to this roast’s buttery texture is the unusual preparation method.

  Italian Chocolate-Almond Cake

This cake is also known as “torta caprese.” As that name suggests, this dessert originated from the Italian isle of Capri.

  Carrot and Tri-Colored Cauliflower Salad

These colorful carrots and cauliflowers are not only visually appealing, but taste great too. Serve this salad as a side or add a protein like grilled chicken breast for a light entrée.

  Gingerbread-Pear Loaf Cake

Your family and friends will love this different, but yummy loaf cake!

  Spiked Hot Chocolate Barataria Bay

This beverage was inspired by Jean Lafitte and his pirates stealing chocolate and candy in Barataria Bay. Complete with peppermint schnapps and rum, your friends and family will be asking for this recipe, no doubt.

  Red Beans, Rice, and Sausage Gumbo

In the 1700s, the Acadians in Louisiana started growing red beans in their gardens. Centuries later, this eventually inspired the start of Blue Runner® Foods in 1918, and it has been a Louisiana tradition ever since!