In New Orleans and most of south Louisiana, rice is king. We eat rice on our rice. It’s a definitive part of our culture and we love it. But as grains go, it’s not always the most nutritious choice. Quinoa, with it’s tricky pronunciation and upstart attitude, packs an unparalleled nutritional wallop. And when given the SoulCreole touch, quinoa… Read More Shrimp and Almond Quinoa
Last night, my good friend Latonia posted a video from the popular Buzzfeed Video site, Tasty, which can be found on Facebook. Their Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken how-to intrigued me, so I decided to try it out. I gave it the SoulCreole treatment by doctoring a few things here and there, but the recipe was an absolute winner.… Read More Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken
Invariably at your next baby shower or tailgate you will hear someone say that the “Swedish” meatballs are in the crockpot next to the finger sandwiches. You’ll look in and see meatballs swimming in barbecue sauce. Now, they may be good meatballs. They may be tasty meatballs. But they aren’t Swedish Meatballs. Swedish meatballs are traditionally made… Read More Swedish Meatballs with Ribbon Noodles
I love the concept and result of Hasselback Potatoes. Crispy skin, soft insides and lots of butter and olive oil. A winning combination. I made them for the first time last night and it was a hit. I prefer the name “accordion” because they remind me of the zydeco accordions so prevalent here in south… Read More Accordion Potatoes with Chicken and Broccoli
SoulCreole is a philosophy of cooking rooted in the southern Louisiana culinary tradition and complemented with the culinary heritage of the Mississippi Delta. SoulCreole’s one rule: FLAVOR. The food must have taste. You want arugula on your po-boy instead of iceberg lettuce? Sure. Smoked turkey in your red beans instead of pickled pork? Fine. Brown rice or (gasp!)… Read More What is SoulCreole?