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)
Southern Spinach and Artichoke Dip
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tsp. Tabasco Pepper Sauce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, divided in half
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
14 oz. can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together all ingredients except 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese together until well mixed.
Pour into an oven safe casserole dish
Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Top with Parmesan cheese and serve with toast or crackers
As seen in Modern Grace Magazine