A Southern/Creole Tribute

Today’s dinner takes me back to the Southern and Creole roots of both my mother and my Aunt Gloria, both of whom are up in Heaven watching over me. With a little left over rice and some little smoky sausages, red beans and rice was created, accompanied by fried catfish and a zesty remoulade. You will soon learn that unless I am baking, I rarely include actual amounts. Most of the time, I just use a little bit of this and a little bit of that, or sometimes a lot of this or a lot of that. Be creative. That’s what makes it so fun.

RED BEANS & RICE

1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP butter
1/2 each red and green bell pepper, diced
red onion
garlic
okra
1 can red beans, partially drained
cooked rice
little smoky sausages
cajun spices,
oregano
thyme
salt & pepper to taste
cumin

Saute veggies and sausages for about 6 minutes in oil and butter. Add rice, beans and spices and cook for about about minute or two, or until it reaches your desired texture.

The catfish we just fried in the deep fryer until it was golden brown and slightly crispy, for about 5 minutes

REMULADE

Miracle whip, Tobasco sauce, capers, Cajun spices, lemon juice, garlic, chopped parsley.

I served it with a nice crisp Vermentino wine. YUMMM!

 

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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  1. Today’s dinner takes me back to the Southern and Creole roots of both my mother and my Aunt Gloria, both of whom are up in Heaven watching over me. With a little left over rice and some little smoky sausages, red beans and rice was created, accompanied by fried catfish and a zesty remoulade. You will soon learn that unless I am baking, I rarely include actual amounts. Most of the time, I just use a little bit of this and a little bit of that, or sometimes a lot of this or a lot of that. Be creative. That’s what makes it so fun.

    RED BEANS & RICE

    1 TBSP Olive Oil
    1 TBSP butter
    1/2 each red and green bell pepper, diced
    red onion
    garlic
    okra
    1 can red beans, partially drained
    cooked rice
    little smoky sausages
    cajun spices,
    oregano
    thyme
    salt & pepper to taste
    cumin

    Saute veggies and sausages for about 6 minutes in oil and butter. Add rice, beans and spices and cook for about about minute or two, or until it reaches your desired texture.

    The catfish we just fried in the deep fryer until it was golden brown and slightly crispy, for about 5 minutes

    REMULADE

    Miracle whip, Tobasco sauce, capers, Cajun spices, lemon juice, garlic, chopped parsley.

    I served it with a nice crisp Vermentino wine. YUMMM!

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