Oyster Artichoke Bisque

oyster artichoke bisque in a bowl with 2 fresh artichokes

Soup…a New Orleans favorite? Yes, it is. Whether its gumbo, turtle soup or any of the many other varieties of soups or bisques, you’ll find it on the menus of New Orleans restaurants, from fine dining to the mom and pop neighborhood places, as a starter or an entree. Given the abundance and popularity of fresh Gulf Oysters and the love for artichokes, it’s no surprise that one of the City’s most popular soups is Oyster Artichoke Bisque, a rich and creamy bisque with the brininess of oysters matched perfectly with the mild, distinctive flavor of artichoke. Thankfully, you don’t have to eat out to enjoy this Creole specialty…here’s the no-angst way to make Sweet Daddy D’s Oyster Artichoke Bisque.

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Stuffed Artichoke Casserole

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Stuffed Artichoke Casserole….easy to make and super delicious…a fitting tribute to the Italian immigrants that contributed so much to the New Orleans and Louisiana culture. Let’s see how to make this no-angst recipe…you’ll love it and want to make it time and time again.

Stuffed Artichoke Casserole

Where it all begins…Stuffed artichokes….unbelievably delicious. One of the many contributions to our culture for which we can thank our Italian immigrant ancestors. There’s a certain ritualistic element in devouring one of these treasures, scraping the filling and some artichoke meat off each artichoke leaf, piling up the eaten leaves. It’s fun, messy and very delicious. It’s also pretty labor intensive to properly stuff one of these girls, although the distinctive and satisfying flavor is well worth the effort. But, if you don’t have the time or patience to tackle that chore, Sweet Daddy D has come up with a simple, no-angst version which captures the unique flavor combination in a casserole.  Continue reading “Stuffed Artichoke Casserole”