Emeril’s Crawfish Bread for Jazz Fest

Crawfish Bread

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow The 45th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival starts tomorrow and runs for two consecutive weekends. Jazz Fest is the preeminent spring fun-in-the-sun event, and it features a lot more than just music. The music is incredible, of course, with lots of variety. It’s […]

Crabs, Crawfish and Shrimp… Oh My!

Pat_s Seafood in Covington, LA

Louisiana Seafood: Tracking Time by the Seasons I grew up in south Louisiana – Baton Rouge, to be specific. One of the many blessings of growing up where I did was the abundance of fresh seafood. In south Louisiana water is everywhere. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Mississippi River to a plethora of […]

9 Classic Louisiana Shrimp Recipes… Plus 3 More!

Fresh Louisiana Shrimp

Louisiana Shrimp Are Now in Season… Are You Ready? You might be wondering exactly what I mean by “shrimp season.” After all, aren’t shrimp available year-round (at least all along the Gulf of Mexico)? True. Shrimp are available year-round because shrimp freeze so well. But we do, in fact, have shrimp seasons here in Louisiana, […]

Jazz Fest, Crawfish Boils, and Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine

Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boys at Jazz Fest

Today’s topic is Jazz Fest, Crawfish Boils, food at the Zurich Classic, and Louisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine! Our guests for this show are: Susan Ford, publisher of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine , and Chris Jones, proprietor of French Market Crawfish & Seafood in Mandeville, LA. The recipe for today’s show is Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters. You can listen to the show here: Or […]

The Alligator and the Archbishop: A Lenten Tail?

The Alligator and the Archbishop

Did You Hear the One About the Alligator and the Archbishop? It all started on Ash Wednesday. Someone over at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery posted a picture of a 3 year old letter on the Insta-Gator Facebook page. The letter just happened to be from the Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans. And […]

Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters and Hurricane Isaac

Drago's Chargrilled Oysters

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant Is Open For Business Drago’s is open again. At least the downtown location is. It opened just two days after Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans. The original location in Metairie hasn’t opened yet. They’ve been waiting for power to be restored, but they plan to re-open tomorrow. Whew! I am happy to […]

Barbecued Shrimp: A Classic New Orleans Recipe

BBQ-Shrimp

Barbecued Shrimp Wonderful, deliciously-delicious shrimp. I love shrimp. There’s nothing like those little buggers. Yes, crawfish are good. But I can’t get fresh crawfish year-round. Shrimp, on the other hand… Absolutely. And this is a classic New Orleans recipe. You gotta try it. What’s in a name? I have no idea why they are called […]

Easter Crawfish and The French Quarter Festival

Easter Crawfish

Today we’re talking Easter crawfish and the French Quarter Fest. Easter Crawfish? What exactly do I mean by “Easter Crawfish?” Well, crawfish season and Easter coincide each year since the high point of crawfish season spans the months of March, April and May. And, by the way, Easter is not over. Nope, not at all! […]

Easter Crawfish Coming Soon to CatholicFoodie.com!

Easter Crawfish Coming Soon To The Catholic Foodie

Easter Crawfish? What exactly do I mean by “Easter Crawfish?” Well, crawfish season and Easter coincide each year since the high point of crawfish season spans the months of March, April and May. And, by the way, Easter is not over. Nope, not at all! We are now in the Easter Season… Looking forward to […]

The Catholic Foodie’s Best Seafood Gumbo – #SundaySupper

ACME Oyster Seafood Gumbo

About this time last year I posted my recipe for Seafood Gumbo. Now, I love gumbo. And I make it quite often. Usually the chicken and andouille variety. Sometimes turkey and andouille. But, seafood gumbo is special. And expensive. So, I usually only make seafood gumbo two or three times a year. I made a […]