Greetings on this first full week in August!
Today, I am putting together food for the rest of the week and I have decided on a Creole/Cajun influence with the seasoning of Louisiana.
First off, I am making my Remoulade Sauce to keep in the fridge for salads and such. I garnered this recipe from New Orleans a long time ago and have put my touches on it. Along with this, I will be making the Emeril Creole Seasoning. This is a catch all seasoning combination made of dry spices and can be kept in the spice cabinet.
I will be making Ceviche as it another thing I can keep for a lunch salad or dinner appetizer. It’s also good for breakfast. I am waiting until next week to do my cold Smoked Salmon better known as Lox for bagels and such. The Creole flavors are a mix of many cultures, developed over the ages in New Orleans and the Bayous of Louisiana.
Moving right along, my Pickled Squash is always a keeper. It pairs well with pickled Onions and Tomatoes in a multiple course dinner.
Shrimp Creole is the citified dish for New Orleans! The flavors are fantastic and while it is considered more cultured than the Cajun Jambalaya, the flavors are close. I always thought that the only thing separating us from each other is some type of arrogance on both sides of the fence. Perhaps that is why I consider myself as a personal representative of when the Cajun met the Creole, they produced me! I will be using the Lobster and Shrimp Stock from here.
The Piece De Resistance is a subtle Cioppino from the fantastic city of San Francisco!
Have a great week! My work is cut out for me. Always check the sales at the local markets and purchase well. Be creative and enjoy life!