Simple Fish Gumbo

Gumbo is a Creole/ Cajun dish of stewed okra often with meat or seafood.  This is a very simple and easy version of that dish.  Cooking gumbo starts with making roux, which is oil and flour cooked into a paste to thicken the stew.  To make stews really delicious, the key is slow and long […]

Jambalaya

My first Daring Cook’s challenge experience gave me confidence to try another rice dish: Jambalaya. This is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence; a New World version of the Old World dish paella according to wikipedia. This recipe is from Good Housekeeping Magazine (Feb 2005). I made this rice dish using chorizo […]