Sensation Salad

Sensation Salad on a white platter with salad tongs

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The list of culinary “musts” when you visit Louisiana is long-poboys, Muffalettas and beignets are just the tip of the gastronomical iceberg. Maybe not as familiar as some of the other iconic dishes, there’s one that doesn’t have anything to do with roux or gravy or fried seafood or any of those wonderful things. In fact, it’s a salad-yep, a salad, but one that’s so sensational, it’s called the Sensation Salad.  The first time I ate one, I was hooked.  This is a special treat and a genuine signature of Louisiana cuisine.

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Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinated Salmon

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Tangy, healthy and quick? Sounds like a great combination and it sounds like dinner.  Salmon is one of the most popular seafood in the country. When it’s marinated in a sweet and savory blend on creole mustard, cilantro, honey, lemon and spice, then grilled or baked…you have the makings of a very popular dish.

Grilled Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinaded Salmon on a platter
Grilled Cilantro-Creole Mustard Marinaded Salmon

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Laissez les bon temps rouler!

That’s a saying you hear alot in Louisiana where there is a definite  joie de vivre derived from a diverse culture, rich history and bountiful natural resources. Despite natural disasters and our daily struggles, life is commonly met with a delight of being alive and a carefree enjoyment of living.  And the best part, we want to share that joie de vivre with all of you.

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

This joy of living manifests itself in  celebrations of the bounty given to us by generous natural resources and rich cultural treasures that have deep roots in the Bayou State. So, what do we do when we Laissez les bon temps rouler?  We throw a party, of course. And what do we do when we really have something to celebrate? We have a festival, and guess what, we do it right. Continue reading “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”