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Creole recipes are a unique blend of French, Spanish, African, and Amerindian influences, and are some of the most flavorful and popular dishes in Louisiana. The term “creole” originally referred to people of mixed European and African descent, but now encompasses all people of Louisiana descent, regardless of race.
Creole cuisine was born out of the need to make do with what was available. Early settlers in Louisiana had to be resourceful in order to survive, and this is reflected in the creole recipes that were passed down through the generations. One of the most popular creole dishes is gumbo, a thick soup made with whatever meats and vegetables were on hand. Another popular dish is jambalaya, a rice and sausage dish that was originally created as a way to use up leftover rice.
Today, creole recipes are enjoyed by people all over the world. While some dishes, like gumbo, can be quite spicy, others, like jambalaya, are more mild. No matter what your taste, there is sure to be a creole recipe that you will enjoy.
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|hot pepper sauce|
|chicken stock |
|red pepper flake|
|zatarain new orleans creole seasoning|
|zatarain cajun smoked sausage|