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”

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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