Weekend recipes are now Foodie Fridays: This week Cajun & Creole Feast
Cajun and Creole Cooking
Cajun cuisine is a robust mix of French and Southern food. The recipes use simple ingredients and often include a dark roux thickener of flour and pork fat. Cajun dishes include dirty rice, catfish, gumbo (a stew thickened with okra pods) and jambalaya (a rice dish cooked with shrimp, oysters, chicken, or ham and seasoned with herbs and spices).
Most recipes rely on sautéing onions, celery, and green bell peppers (otherwise known as the “holy trinity”) and adding a lot of spices and filé powder, which is made of ground sassafras leaves and used as a thickener.
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- 1/2 cup ice
- 2 fluid ounces light rum
- 2 fluid ounces passion fruit flavored syrup
- 1 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 fluid ounce 151 proof rum
- In a shaker, combine ice, light rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage and lime juice. Shake well and pour mixture into a Hurricane or other large specialty glass. Float the 151 proof rum on top of the drink.