Jambalaya like gumbo and crawfish etouffee are Louisiana's most beloved dishes. It can be made with any number of ingredients such shrimp, chicken, sausage, ham, pork and in any combination. Jambalaya is either brown or red depending on which variety you prefer. This jambalaya is red since it has the addition of tomatoes.
Perfect for your next Potluck dinner...these peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, sauteed eggplant, and Louisiana trinity, then topped with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve with hot white rice.
Though it may sound very fancy, étouffée is French for "smothered" -- and generally refers to a sort of stew in which the main ingredient is cooked in a rich gravy and served over white rice. Here shrimp take the center role -- a dish that is perfect for a big gathering.
Shrimp Creole originated in South Louisiana where gulf shrimp are plentiful. The shrimp are simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and the dish is served over rice. It makes a great one-pot meal for family gatherings or potlucks.