Sausage and Rice
— Smoked turkey
sausage, paprika, thyme and diced tomatoes create this Creole flavored dinner
with green beans and rice - and it’s all in one pan! Make it with shrimp, chicken
or some of each.
Cajun Chicken and Seafood Gumbo
— New Orleans cooking enjoys the influence of many different cultural groups,
including African and native Choctaw populations. Gumbo is traditionally thickened
with okra, and the name comes from the African word for okra: "gombo." This
recipe adds file powder (made from sassafras leaves), just as the Choctaw seasoned
their stew; you can find file powder at many groceries or ethnic food stores.