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.
I know we are all Thankful for our many blessings year round, but it’s nice to set some time aside to really think about and count our blessings. The best part about this time of year is being with those we love and taking the time to let those we can’t be with know how important they are to us and how thankful we are that they are in our lives.
It goes without saying that food is a big part of how we celebrate this time of year. I want to share a few recipes with you, just in case you’re looking for something special at this special for your holiday table.
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 get your attention, Sweet Daddy D’s Cajun Shrimp and Cheesy Grits recipe is truly simple, no-angst and delicious. Continue reading “How to Make Cajun Shrimp and Cheesy Grits”