According to chef Melissa Martin, this style of cuisine has very little resemblance to the Cajun food she grew up eating in Chauvin, La.
Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.
After Hurricane Ida ravaged the region in October, she promptly reached out to them and her longtime shrimper to check on their safety and see if she could help, even as she was forced to evacuate her own home.
The shrimp join the party toward the end of the cooking process, and then the sauce sits for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together—just enough time for home cooks hosting their own dinner parties to prep the table and wine pairings.
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The recipe draws from the Creole technique of cooking tomatoes low and slow, but the tomatoes are added gradually, along with the sugar, to establish complex depth of flavor.