Dirty Rice, the traditional Cajun/Creole favorite combines browned meats and chicken livers with the trinity (onions, green peppers and celery), Cajun/Creole spices and cooked white rice. It’s very similar to Rice Dressing but Dirty Rice is “dirty”-describing the appearance of the rice after it has been mixed with the browned meats and the chicken liver, which isn’t an ingredient in Rice Dressing. Dirty Rice is too bold and delicious to call it merely a side dish-it’s a very popular accompaniment with meats, fowl and seafood. A version of this dish, and there are endless versions, will always be found at family gatherings and holiday celebrations in South Louisiana, here’s how to make Sweet Daddy D’s Cajun Dirty Rice.
Shrimp and Grits…a truly traditional Southern dish. Once a regional treasure of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, the popularity of grits and the availability of fresh Gulf shrimp in South Louisiana, make this a natural for Cajun and Creole ingredients and spices. Even though the flavors jump out and gets your attention, Sweet Daddy D’s Cajun Shrimp and Cheesy Grits recipe is truly simple, no-angst and delicious.
Try this delicious Yellow Squash Casserole recipe for its simplicity and you’ll come back to it for its unbelievable flavor. Sweet Daddy D’s Yellow Squash Casserole recipe represents what’s so special about Louisiana cooking…the simplicity of fresh, local produce combined with seasoning and methods that elevate and set it apart.