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Creole Food Favorites

Do you want to explore the awesomeness of deliciously prepared meals? Have you recently heard about creole food, and you want to know which one to try out? I’ll show you a list of some of the top creole meals that you can try.

Creole food originates from the state of Louisiana in the early years of American history when West Africans, Spanish, and French natives occupied most parts of the state. The food is usually a blend of several cultures and racial ancestry. We will go at them from appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, breakfast, beverages, desserts, and condiments. Let’s start with appetizers.

Appetizers

●  Oysters en brochette

●  Oysters Rockefeller

●  Oysters Bienville

●  Shrimp remoulade

Soups

●  Southern Oxtail Soup

●  Turtle soup

●  Bisque

●  Gumbo

Main dishes

●  Chicken Creole

●  Jambalaya

●  Mirliton

●  Pompano en Papillote

●  Red Beans and Rice

●  Rice and gravy

●  Creole Chicken Fricassee

●  Creole Baked Chicken

●  Crawfish étouffée

●  Smothered Pork Chops

●  Trout meunière

●  Shrimp bisque

●  Shrimp Creole

Side dishes

●  Dirty rice

●  Smothered green beans with sausage and potatoes

●  Red beans

Desserts

●  King cake

●  Doberge cake

●  Praline

●  Beignets

●  Banana pudding

●  Bread pudding

●  Creole bread pudding with vanilla whiskey sauce in New Orleans, Louisiana

●  Bananas Foster

Beverages

●  Café Brûlot

●  Sazerac cocktail

●  Café au lait

●  Ramos Gin Fizz

Breakfast

●  Eggs Sardou

●  Grits and Grillades

●  Eggs Sardou with gulf shrimp added and grits on the side

●  Calas

●  French toast

Condiments

●  Remoulade

●  Creole mustard

●  Creole cream cheese

●  Pepper jelly

Let’s have a closer look at what these things really are.

Some Favorites

1. Gumbo

Gumbo is a delicious Louisiana stew-like soup that was introduced to the state by the West African community there. Gumbo is made with okra. It is the primary ingredient in the soup, which actually acts as the thickener.

Although there are other versions of the soup that are not made with okra, for example, the chicken gumbo that is made with filé instead, okra is the main ingredient in most of the gumbo soups.

2. Jambalaya

Jambalaya is another famous creole dish. Although this one isn’t a soup, it is still a mixture of several ingredients such as rice, meat (chicken, beef, or pork), and seafood (prawn, shrimp, or crawfish).

Some of the other ingredients in Jambalaya are green tomatoes, hot chili peppers, onions, and celery.

3. Red beans and rice

This one is more popular among the people of New Orleans; red beans were brought into the state by the French natives who escaped from Haiti. The red beans are used to make a really delicious stew with a scent that can travel miles.

4. Bread pudding

This one is a French dessert. The pudding is made with cinnamon, eggs, milk, and vanilla.

5. Crawfish boil

This one is usually prepared at events by boiling crawfish, corn, onions, and potatoes in a large pot. To season this delicacy, it is mixed with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, mustard seeds, and other deliciously scenting flavors. If you’re visiting New Orleans for a big festival, this is one cuisine you should request.