Jan 12, 2015

Top 10 Cajun and Creole Dishes of 2014 {and my favorite posts of the year}

Since my focus has always been on Cajun & Creole food, 
Top 10 Cajun and Creole Recipes | Ms. enPlace

I decided to gather up the 
Top 10 Cajun & Creole Dishes of 2014.  
This list is based on reader's views.

Top 10 Cajun and Creole Recipes | Ms. enPlace

10. Buttery Garlic Frog Legs
I'm thinking this got a lot of views simply because it's unusual.
But it also tastes good too.
Buttery Garlic Frog Legs over Crawfish Boil Mashed Potatoes | Ms. enPlace

9. Cajun Pork Roast
This is a Sunday dinner type of dish.  Takes a while, but worth it.
(And I don't even like pork roast all that much)
Cajun Pork Roast | Ms. enPlace

8. Mardi Gras Croquembouche
Croquembouche is a tower of cream puffs.
What better time to pull out something decadent and over the top than Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras Croquembouche | Ms. enPlace

7. Creamy Shrimp & Grits (w/ Andouille)
Glad this one made the list.  Probably my favorite dish of the year.
Creamy Shrimp & Grits | Ms. enPlace

6. Crab au Gratin Pizza
Crab au Gratin is really big here...especially at upscale seafood restaurants.
I kind of de-classed it.  It's just what I do!
Crab au Gratin Pizza  |  Ms. enPlace

5. Grilled Herb Butter Redfish
Makes me want to go out and catch some reds.
Grilled Herb Butter Redfish | Ms. enPlace

4. Creole Shrimp & Grits
Good to see so many shrimp and grits fans.
Creole Shrimp and Grits | Ms. enPlace

3. Guinea Gumbo
This is one of my favorites too.
Guinea Gumbo | Ms. enPlace

2. Crab & Shrimp Gumbo
It's funny to me that this post ranked so high.
I had reservations about putting a gumbo recipe out there in the middle of summer!
Crab & Shrimp Gumbo | Ms. enPlace

1. Italian Marinated Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell
The half shell method makes grilling easy.
The idea comes from Frank Davis, Mr. Naturally N'Awlins, who I grew up listening to on the radio.
Italian Marinated Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell | Ms. enPlace

My favorite posts of the year aren't focused on food.
Last January, I took a deep breath and jumped into a topic that was a little scary to write about here.

It's an issue I'm passionate about.
But I wondered if it would be too controversial.
Too political.  Too against big oil.
Too against local and state government.
Too tree-hugging.

But the feedback was surprising.
And welcome.

This 4 part series may be the best thing I have ever done here.

Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast, Part 1
Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast, Part 2
Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast, Part 3
Going, Going, Gone: My Louisiana Coast, Part 4

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Fluster Buster


  1. How did I miss that pot roast! I think your post on Louisiana were very much needed.

  2. Ooooh, I love shrimp and grits, both are your versions look fabulous! The crab au gratin pizza looks mighty yummy too :)

  3. I'll take all 10! :) Would love to be eating that seafood gumbo right now! And your posts on Louisiana were fantastic!

  4. My hubby loves frog legs- have to show him that recipe!

    Thanks Michelle!

  5. I lived on the Gulf Coast of Miss. for a while and that's where I learned about Creole foods. I love them! Thank you for all the recipes!
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  6. That Croquembouche is screaming my name :)
    It's very popular here, and no wonder :)

  7. Hello cute lady! Great year. I would love some right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  8. I want to try everyone of these they all look so good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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