Grillades and Garlic Cheese Grits — Grillades and grits are a Louisiana brunch tradition. If you have not tried them, you are in for a treat. The Garlic Cheese Grits are fabulous with grillades, but can also be served as a side dish for any meat, poultry or seafood for breakfast or dinner.
Hot Tamales New Orleans Style — In New Orleans they sell tamales from pushcarts on the street corners. This is the recipe....very simple! There are 2 sets of directions.......using the paper wrappers and using the corn husks. This recipe is ideal for any leftover beef or pork.
Natchitoches Meat Pies
— Natchitoches, Louisiana, is the home of these famous pies, which have been popular there since before the Civil War. Street vendors would hawk them calling, "Hotta meat pies! Get your hotta meat pies right here!"
Red Beans and Rice with Sausage
— It is well known that Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong loved red beans and rice. In a letter to a fellow New Orleanian, Armstrong wrote, "It really shouldn't be any problem at all for you to figure out my favorite dish. We all were brought up eating the same thing, so I will tell you: Red Beans and Rice with Ham Hocks is my birthmark."
Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage
— Beans and rice spell "dinner" in many different languages, and when paired with a grilled smoked sausage, the dish becomes sublime. Serve with a green salad and hot French bread.