Recipes

Recipes

All Tested And Written By Tom Personally
The Best Dishes From 34 Years
Of The New Orleans Menu

Welcome to a highly selective collection of recipes, with a heavy emphasis on the Creole and Cajun styles. We are going not for numbers of recipes; there is no question that there are too many recipes out there already. These are the ones my readers, listeners and I have most enjoyed. Still, after all this time we've developed 635 of them--three cookbooks' worth.

Guarantee: Every recipe here has been tested in my own kitchen and written by my own hands. We don't even take recipes from restaurant chefs at face value, but try them out and word them in a consistent style to make them easy to use and understand.

Lamb rack.

I'm adding new recipes all the time as I keep on cooking and writing. They're published daily in The New Orleans Menu.

I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I do!--Tom Fitzmorris.


Finding Recipes

There are two ways to look up a particular recipe. The first is to go down a list of the recipes in the category your dish belongs in. The list of categories is below. Although no two people would categorize dishes in exactly the same way, I think you'll find some logic in our list.

Click on any recipe category to go to a list of all such recipes. You can also do this from any page in the entire site by positioning your mouse over the word "Cook" in the blue menu bar under the Menu logo, and selecting from the drop-down lists of categories.

Another way to look up a recipe is to use the Search box above. You can look up a recipe not only by its name but also by any ingredient in it. There's a trick to it: think simple. Type the smallest piece of what you're looking for into the Search box.

Examples:

If you're looking for chicken andouille gumbo, search for gumbo.

For oysters Rockefeller, look for oysters (or even just oys), or Rockefeller (or just rock).

When you click on the Find Recipe button, a list of recipes and articles will come up, with the most likely options first.


 

  • Intros, Etc
  • Shrimp Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Oysters, Scallops, Mussels, Other Bivalves

    Recipes

    The dishes below are entrees. Oyster appetizers are here.

  • Crabs

    Recipes

    The dishes below are entrees. Crabmeat appetizers are here.

  • Shrimp

    Recipes

    The dishes below are entrees. Shrimp appetizers are here.

  • Crawfish

    Recipes

    The dishes below are entrees. Crawfish appetizers are here.

  • Other Shellfish

    Recipes

  • Offbeat Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Gumbo And Kin

    Recipes

  • Cream soups

    Recipes

  • Brothy Soups

    Recipes

  • Vegetable And Bean Soups
  • Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Pompano

    Recipes

  • Tuna, Salmon And The Like

    Recipes

  • Catfish

    Recipes

  • Other Finfish

    Recipes

  • Beef And Veal

    Recipes

  • Lamb

    Recipes

  • Pork

    Recipes

  • Venison And Other Red Meats

    Recipes

  • Barbecue

    Recipes

  • Chicken

    Recipes

    The dishes below are entrees. Some appetizers made with poultry are  here.

  • Duck And Game Birds

    Recipe

  • Sauces And Garnishes

    Recipes

  • Rice

    Recipes

  • Pasta

    Recipes

  • Potatoes

    Recipes

  • Vegetables

    Recipes

    The dishes below usually are in the entree course. Vegetable appetizers are here.

  • Desserts

    Recipes

  • Salads

    Recipes

  • Bread Pudding And Custards

    Recipes

  • Beans And Rice
  • Chocolate

    Recipes

  • Fruit Desserts

    Recipes

  • Cakes, Pies, Cheesecakes
  • Bread And Pizza

    Recipes

  • Breakfast
  • Miscellany

    Recipes

  • Building Blocks

    Recipes

  • Drinks
  • Sandwiches
  • Alphabetical List

    Recipes

    Alphabetical List
    Our Tested Recipes--All 662 Of Them

    Here's an index to NOMenu's highly selective collection of recipes. You'll find a heavy emphasis on Creole, Cajun, and other local styles. We are going not for numbers of recipes (although over the years we've accumulated over 600), but for deliciousness. Guarantee: every recipe you find on NOMenu.com has been tested in my own kitchen and written by my own hands. We don't even take recipes from restaurant chefs at face value, but try them out and word them in a consistent style to make them easy to use and understand.

    Lamb rack.There are two ways to explore our recipe library. The first is to just browse through the list below of all the recipes. They're in alphabetical order by recipe name. Usually, the main ingredient is the first word in the name, but not always. Just click on any of the dish names to go right to the recipe.

    We also have the recipes grouped by categories. In the blue bar under the logo, put your mouse pointer over Recipes. You'll see a drop-down list of the main categories. Move your pointer over one of those, and a second list of sub-categories wil appear. Click on any of these, and you'll get a list of recipes in that category.

    If after all that you can't find a recipe, use the Search box in the upper right hand corner of the screen. It's always best to enter just a small part of the recipe's name (i.e., "oyster" or even just "oys" when seaching for "oysters Rockefeller").

    I'm adding new recipes all the time as I keep on cooking and writing. Please let me know if you need help with a recipe here, or if there's one you'd like that's not here. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I do!--Tom Fitzmorris.



  • Crabmeat Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Meaty Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Crawfish Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Oyster Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Poultry Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Vegetable Appetizers

    Recipes

  • Sides
  • Shellfish Guide

    Seafood Guide

    Shellfish

    Every variety of seafood in Louisiana has its particular merits. And a season when it's best, criteria for excellence, and a complement of cooking styles that take greatest advantage of its particular goodness. The more you know about all that, the better your cooking (or your restaurant orders, for that matter) will come out. Here's a quick primer on the main targets of our seafood appreciation.

    Click here for our guide to finfish.


  • Finfish Guide

    Seafood Guide

    Finfish

    The number of eminently edible fish that live in the Gulf, the lakes, the rivers, and the marshes is almost beyond counting. Most fish species are limited to recreational anglers, and can only be sampled if you or a friend catches the fish. Even so, at least as many different commercially-caught fish are available in Southeast Louisiana as in any other part of the country. Each species has its own qualities, and usually a right and a wrong way to cook it. The more you know, the better your cooking (or your restaurant orders, for that matter) will come out. Here's a quick primer on the fish you're most likely to cook or eat.

    Click here for our guide to shellfish.


  • Full Alpha Index

    Recipes

    Alphabetical List
    Our Tested Recipes--All 626 Of Them

    Here's an index to NOMenu's highly selective collection of recipes. You'll find a heavy emphasis on Creole, Cajun, and other local styles. We are going not for numbers of recipes (although over the years we've accumulated over 600), but for deliciousness. Guarantee: every recipe you find on NOMenu.com has been tested in my own kitchen and written by my own hands. We don't even take recipes from restaurant chefs at face value, but try them out and word them in a consistent style to make them easy to use and understand.

    Lamb rack.There are two ways to explore our recipe library. The first is to just browse through the list below of all the recipes. They're in alphabetical order by recipe name. Usually, the main ingredient is the first word in the name, but not always. Just click on any of the dish names to go right to the recipe.

    We also have the recipes grouped by categories. In the blue bar under the logo, put your mouse pointer over Recipes. You'll see a drop-down list of the main categories. Move your pointer over one of those, and a second list of sub-categories wil appear. Click on any of these, and you'll get a list of recipes in that category.

    If after all that you can't find a recipe, use the Title Filter function at the top of the column of recipe names. It's always best to enter just a small part of the recipe's name (i.e., "oyster" or even just "oys" when seaching for "oysters Rockefeller").

    I'm adding new recipes all the time as I keep on cooking and writing. Please let me know if you need help with a recipe here, or if there's one you'd like that's not here. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I do!--Tom Fitzmorris.