Celebrating Fat Tuesday With The Taste of Creole From The Garden

| 2/17/2015 3:31:00 PM

PamelaWe don’t live in New Orleans but that didn’t stop us from having some great Creole-style food this weekend. Shrimp Creole was on the menu at my house and most of it came from my garden!

Snow is still covering the ground, but my 2014 garden lives on in my freezer, basement and canning jars.  

I adapted this recipe from a cookbook I bought when I visited New Orleans with my daughter a few years ago. It’s a dish served at the Court of Two Sisters restaurant in the French Quarter.

For the original recipe, click here.  

When I say that I adapted this, it’s because, while I love shrimp, I decided to decrease the amount of shrimp and increase the number of vegetables I used. I did this for a couple of reasons.

First, the original called for 3 pounds of shrimp. Three ... that’s a lot of shrimp. At about $13 a pound (if you can find a sale) ... that’s a lot of shrimp.