Louisiana cuisine is rooted in a culture of celebration and hospitality. It is a melting pot of flavors and influences from French, Spanish, African, German, Italian and Native American culture. The distinctive blend of ingredients and culinary methods produces a delectable and lively cuisine that mirrors the exceptional history of our state.
The most iconic dishes in Louisiana cuisine are gumbo, Po’boys, jambalaya, crawfish, and shrimp Étouffée. Other popular dishes in Louisiana cuisine include red beans and rice, beignets, and bananas foster. Louisiana food an integral part of our culture and is a reflection of the unique backgrounds of its people, and is served with warmth and hospitality. (Not all foods or recipes contained are Louisiana based)
Easy Louisiana Gumbo
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tbsp. salt (to taste)
1/2 tsp. Tabasco (to taste)
4 cups onion, bell pepper, and celery seasoning blend
1 qt. chicken broth
3 qt. water
2 package Oak Grove Gumbo Base
2 lb. boneless chicken, diced (smoked if you want a deeper flavor)
2 lb. of Green Onion sausage, sliced
Dissolve Oak Grove Gumbo base into chicken broth in a bowl.
Place meat and butter in skillet with seasoning blend and cook until everything is sticking to each other (or until the onions become transparent).
Stir in chicken broth mixture. Add water slowly while bringing to a boil.
Add the other ingredients, reduce heat and simmer for 30 mins to 3 hrs.
Serve over rice or potato salad.
As seen in Modern Grace Magazine