Shrimp Pasta with Bacon and Creamy Mushrooms

There is nothing better than shrimp cooked in a rich cream sauce.

  Catfish Paella

  Grilled Catfish Salad

  Thai-Spiced Watermelon Soup with Shrimp and Crabmeat

  Carpetbag Steak

  Stuffed Crabs

  Cream of Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Crawfish and Crabmeat

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  Crawfish and Asparagus Risotto

  Baked Eggs with Crawfish and Mushrooms in Ham Baskets

  Crawfish Cakes Galatoire

  Tri-Colored Rotini with Red Clam Sauce and Proscuitto

  Shrimp, Feta, and Golden Onion Pizza

  Bayou Lacombe Seafood Sliders

  Gator Boulettes in Spicy Creole Sauce

The bayous of south Louisiana have one of the largest alligator populations in America.

  Lobster BLT

Many of you may be familiar with the famous Lobster Rolls of New England.

  Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

Tuscany is without a doubt one of the regions of Italy best known for its cuisine. This wonderful shrimp dish is of Tuscan origin and may be served over a multitude of pastas.

  Bisque of Artichoke, Crab, and Jumbo Shrimp

Bisques are French in origin, and the name comes from the Bay of Biscay, which is located along the western coast of France.

  Twin Melon, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

  Nice and Spicy Catfish Po’Boy

  The Ultimate Crab Cake Burger

  Herradura Shrimp

  Grilled Red Snapper with Vegetable Relish

  Shrimp in Pepper-Butter and Beer Sauce

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  Steamed Whole Fish

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

  Crab Beignets Pontchartrain

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

  Brown Oyster Stew in Pastry Shells

Most early oyster recipes in New Orleans, including stewed oysters, deviled oysters, and oyster patties, called for cream thickened with flour rather than dark brown roux.

  Chargrilled Oysters

Although many people think the origin of baked oysters is Drago’s or Acme Oyster House in New Orleans, the recipe was actually given to us by the Native Americans. The dish was made popular when Abraham Lincoln had his cook create the delicacy on the White House lawn for his inauguration.

  Spicy Italian Sausage and Shrimp Linguine with Honey-Tomato Sauce

If you’ve never paired fresh tomatoes with honey and vinegar, this sauce might seem a bit unusual at first, but it is actually quite delicious.

Lobster Rolls Creole Style

Lobster rolls are a traditional New England favorite. With lobsters easily available in local supermarkets, we can enjoy this delicious seafood dish here in Louisiana.

  Chicken Paella

Paella significantly influenced Louisiana cooking. Not only was the dish the forefather of jambalaya, but it was also a hearty meal that kept many Cajun and Creole families alive during hard times.

  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.

Shrimp and Potato Pancakes

The Germans are famous for their pancakes and dumplings. Potatoes a major cash crop of the Germans became one of their favorite ingredients and were used in many different dishes.

Crab Louis Salad

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

Catfish Pot Pie with Vegetables

Pot pies are great to serve at the fishing camp, although this recipe is elegant enough for a Sunday dinner table.

  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.

  Pan-Sautéed Fillet of Speckled Trout on Bed of Red and Golden Beets

In Louisiana, it is popular to fry fish, but this recipe requires a simple pan-sauté, then it's topped over a bed of red and golden beets. Perfectly elegant for a nice dinner at home.

  Trout Rex

This is a great trout recipe to serve at Carnival for either dinner or brunch.

  Pasta with Sardines, Bread Crumbs and Capers

This is a traditional Sicilian recipe usually made for the feast of St. Joseph. The bread crumbs symbolize sawdust to remind us of St. Joseph's status as a poor carpenter.

  Shrimp Viala

This unique shrimp presentation was created at Lafitte's Landing Restaurant for use during the height of shrimp season. The dish was named in honor of J.P. Viala, builder of Viala Plantation, the original home of the restaurant.

  Wild Mushroom and Crab Bisque

It is best to use some variety of wild mushrooms along with the portobello mushrooms to create this soup. If necessary, fresh button mushrooms combined with any other varieties will certainly do.

  Pan-sauteed Frog Legs in Shrimp Chive Cream

Air date: May 10, 2016. Source: Chef John Folse.

The Peacemaker: Ultimate Oyster Po’boy by Chef John Folse

Prep Time: 30 Minutes Yields: 6 Servings Comment: This unique po’boy combines delicious deep-fried oysters with crusty French bread and spicy rémoulade slaw. Many Louisianians feel that the oyster