Thai-Spiced Watermelon Soup with Shrimp and Crabmeat

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

  Rabbit and Smoked Pork Sausage Sauce Piquante

  ‘Too Good to be True’ Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

  Bringier’s Nine-Bean and Ham Hock Soup

  New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea, Cabbage, and Ham Gumbo

  Leek and Butternut Squash Soup

  Spinach, Brats, and Sweet Potato Soup

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  Bisque of Artichoke, Crab, and Jumbo Shrimp

  Roasted Garlic Soup

  St. Joseph’s Fava Bean Soup

  Mamere’s Potato, Shrimp, and Andouille Stew

  Hunters’ Weekend Vegetable Soup

  Doc’s Primo Chili

  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.

  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!

  Oyster and Artichoke Bisque

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

  Yukon Gold Potato, Crawfish, and Crab Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Drizzle

This "stick to your ribs" soup combines these potatoes with crawfish and crab. It's also topped with a roasted red pepper purée that is sure to satisfy on a cold day.

  Teal and Andouille Gumbo

  Duck and Andouille Gumbo

  Wild Mushroom and Crab Bisque

  England Clam Chowder

Swiss Chard, Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup

Leek and Butternut Squash Soup

Cream of Mirliton and Shrimp Soup

Prep Time: 1½ Hours Yields: 8–10 Servings Comment: Mirliton, which originated in Mexico, is known by many Americans as "chayote squash" or "vegetable pear" and by the French as "christophene." The vegetable

White Beans, Greens and Hocks Stew

Prep Time: 3 Hours Yields: 12 Servings Comment: A bean stew is an excellent source of protein. Red kidney beans can be used in the place of white beans. You can also make this soup by using leftover red