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How to cook New Orleans food

Explore many popular New Orleans recipes in your own home

New Orleanians live to eat, excitedly talking about their next meal before their plates get cold during the current one. And while the city’s rich restaurant culture simmers with creativity, paying homage to both traditional Creole cuisine and new culinary frontiers, soulful New Orleans cuisine begins at home. Dishes like gumbo, made with Gulf seafood including oysters, crab and shrimp or Cajun style, with chicken and smoked sausage, mark the start of any kind of party. Then there’s etoufee, smothered goodness plump with shrimp or crawfish and the often homegrown mirliton, a gnarly pale green squash perfect for stuffing. Here, some recipes for you to explore: