Homemade beignets ready to be consumed. Fresh out of the hot oil!
I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. A few years ago that statement would have read “I hate to cook and have no desire to experiment”. Times have changed and I truly enjoy the magic that happens in the kitchen. Feeling experimental, I decided to tackle a Creole/Cajun/NOLA dinner. On the menu, shrimp etouffee with creole boiled rice and of course beignets!
I am happy to say my first attempt was a success. The shrimp etouffee had a nice flavor with a bit of a kick. Shane was pleased. (He is my willing guinea pig when it comes to new recipes). The beignets? Well, I can say they were perfect for this week’s photo challenge. Pure satisfaction! Delicious, almost like we took a road trip to NOLA.
I would have shared a photo of the shrimp etouffee, but my food photography skills need improvement. That photo did not turn out great.