Foods of Louisiana You Must Try

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Louisiana is known for many things: music, culture, but most importantly, cuisine! The foods from Louisiana are often on the spicier side and known all around the world as “Cajun Cuisine”. The history of recipes and foods of Louisiana is an interesting one. There are influences from France, Spain, Africa, and India. However, there are parts of Louisiana that offer a more soul food-like experience. Where the Southern parts of Louisiana enjoy cajun, seafood dishes, Northern Louisiana prefers smothered meats and greens. Combined, these flavors make for amazing dishes and now, you can cook like a Bourbon Street Chef in your very own kitchen! You can learn what it means to live to eat instead of eating to live.

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

I recently had an amazing trip to Southwest Lousiana, where mostly all I did was eat!  Not exactly, but it sure did seem like it, although Mardi Gras was happening at the same time. My hosts couldn’t wait to introduce me to their style of foods. Our first dinner was at a place called Seafood Palace in Lake Charles. The place was packed with people for their down-home style of cooking or to be more specific for massive amounts of crayfish! Apparently, late February is the perfect time for fresh crayfish. They are also known by many other names: crawdads, crawdaddy’s, crawfish, ecrevisse, langouste, rock lobsters, sea crawfishes, and spiny lobsters.

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Gumbo |African Bites|a hearty stew thickened with a browned roux, flour, and oil.  Mix in okra, filé,  and ground sassafras leaves

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Shrimp Etouffee | Simply Recipes| Etoufee is meat with butter sauce and chopped vegetables

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Fried Crawfish Etouffee Balls | Louisiana Cookin

New Orleans Dirty Rice | Just a Pinch

Jambalaya | Gimme Some Oven| a seasoned rice dish made with meat or seafood

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya | The Speckled Palate

Chicken and Dirty Rice | The Chunky Chef

Crawfish Etouffée Pistolettes |Pistolettes are fried stuffed bread rolls

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Crawfish Etouffée Pistolettes

Red Beans and Rice | Kalyn s Kitchen

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Crawfish |

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Crawfish Pasta | WWOz

Boudin Balls |Allspice| is a spicy rice and meat sausage.

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Corn Crowder and Bacon Bloody Mary|

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Bourbon Chicken | Kitchen Trials

Jump Lump Crab Cakes | Mr.B s Bistro

Creole Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon | Food & Wine

Cajun Shrimp with Chipotle Mayo | Favorite

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Here are a few I heard about but did not try:

Oven Baked Hot Wings | Deep South Dish

Muffuletta Sandwich | The Spice Kit Recipes

Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta | Damn Delicious

Beer Battered Shrimp Po Boy | White Bits  Kitchen

Desserts:

King Cake|

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Beignets | Seed at the Table

Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

Louisiana Crunch Cake | Blog Lovin

After all that food and desserts, I am sure you will want of these!

Tequila soaked gummy worms from Miss Doris…
Her laughter is contagious and she dishes out gummy worms like no other.
Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.
Come along with me as I try out so many foods of Louisiana you must try.

 

Disclosure: My trips to Louisiana were sponsored.

2017-06-09T10:17:32+00:00

35 Comments

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I love, love, love Louisiana food. From creole to standard southern fare, it’s amazing stuff.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      me too! Although there sure is a lot of fried stuff! lol

  2. Vera Sweeney March 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I LOVE almost everything that comes out of Louisiana. From Poor Boys to crawfish boils, everything is amazing.

  3. Pam Wattenbarger March 10, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    This post is making me hungry. One of my favorite things about our trips to Louisiana are the foods I get to eat.

  4. Bill Sweeney March 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Everyone should have a crawfish boil at least once in their lives. There’s nothing better.

  5. Meagan March 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    There are so many good recipes here. I would have a hard time picking just one.

  6. Monica March 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Wonderful glimpse of so many amazing dishes! Now I’m hungry!

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  8. Theresa March 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I have been wanting to take a trip to Louisiana just to spend a week sampling their cuisine. Everything here looks divine, especially those Beignets!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 11, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      oh, I can guarantee they are divine!

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc March 11, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Looking at all these pictures of delicious food so early in the morning is torture! LOL. I love Louisiana’s food and would love to visit again sometime. This place is gastronomic heaven!

  10. Mandee Suchland March 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    My mouth is watering just looking at these photos! I am visiting LA this summer and i cant wait to explore all types of local food!

  11. Jeanine March 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

    This all looks amazing. Never been to Louisiana but have seen food over time and it all looks amazing. I bet food paired with atmosphere is awesome.

  12. Louise Bishop March 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    My husband would love eating all that food. It’s not quite my style of food but he would be in heaven.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      I find it interesting how different cultures eat different types of food.

    • Cacinda Maloney March 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      So much fun! In fact, the atmosphere is the one fun thing you don’t want to miss… these people here love their food!

  13. Kita Bryant March 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Love me some Louisiana food! Always such a rich variety!

  14. Crystal March 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    My brother lived in New Orleans for ten years. Unfortunately, I was too young at the time to really dig into all the amazing food offerings. Everything looks and sounds so amazing!

    • Cacinda Maloney March 16, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Oh, that is cool he lived there, now you have to go back and try the food!

  15. Shannon Gurnee March 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I’ve never been to Louisiana before, but these sound like some amazing foods! I love Gumbo and would love trying to make some from scratch!

  16. Amanda Love March 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Those are really awesome. I love these flavors and they’re definitely perfect for dinner!

  17. Leah March 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    This all looks amazing and I’ll be trying some of it on our trip to NOLA next month. I just don’t think I can do the crawfish though… #toomanylegs I’ll stick with the beignets! Thanks for the links to recipes.

    • Cacinda Maloney April 11, 2017 at 7:05 am

      ha ha! I DID try them… tastes like chicken! lol

  18. Jenna March 31, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Yum! I’ve been wanting to take a road trip to Louisiana–this is definitely making me want to go even more. That gumbo looks amazing and I would love to try a Beignets!

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