Appetizers

  Thai-Spiced Watermelon Soup with Shrimp and Crabmeat

Watermelon, a gift from Africa, is a great summer joy in the south.

  Creole Caponata

  Crawfish Cakes Galatoire

  The Ultimate Super Bowl Meatballs

  Happy New Year BLT Dip

  Shrimp, Feta, and Golden Onion Pizza

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

  Fried Eggplant Médaillons with Marinara Sauce

  Bisque of Artichoke, Crab, and Jumbo Shrimp

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Asparagus Quiche with Crabmeat and Bacon

Artichoke and Oysters Dunbar

  Crab Beignets Pontchartrain

  Carrot and Tri-Colored Cauliflower Salad

  Red Bean and Andouille Dip

  Chargrilled Oysters

  Big Easy Buffalo-Style Shrimp

We’ve all heard of Buffalo wings, that spicy fried chicken dish that originated in Buffalo, New York. Well, here in Bayou Country, we’ve taken Buffalo-style to a whole new level by introducing jumbo shrimp into the hot sauce recipe.

  Oyster and Artichoke Bisque

Once again, Louisiana gulf oysters are used to create a masterpiece among cream based soups.

Crab Louis Salad

Many restaurants lay claim to the origin of Crab Louis. However, there are two possibilities that I hang my hat on.

  Crab Rémoulade with Fried Green Tomatoes

Those who saw the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" have probably longed for this specialty of the Whistle Stop Café. It is simple to make, and the crabmeat can be easily substituted with other seasonal seafood.

  Heirloom Tomato Salad With Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese

  The Ultimate Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sliders

  Wild Mushroom and Crab Bisque

  Summer Melon and Berry Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Cocktail Meatballs

  Pan-sauteed Frog Legs in Shrimp Chive Cream

Oyster and Artichoke Patties

Prep Time: 1 Hour Yields: 6 Servings Comment: Oysters and artichokes are two of the most frequently used classic ingredients of early New Orleans. Artichokes were grown by the Creoles as decorative garden

Clare’s Baked Chicken Liver Paté by Chef Folse

Prep Time: 2 Hours Yields: 25-30 Appetizer Portions Comment: Borrowed from a favorite cousin, this rich, flavorful and inexpensive spread is simple to make and is perfect for holiday or family gatherings.