A plate of fried fish with some crawfish and Abita beer

Nina’s Fried Fish

Every Friday, it's a tradition to have fish fries and crawfish boils in New Orleans and Louisiana! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup yellow mustard 1 cup of beer (Any kind will do. I like to use Abita because it's from...
A fresh baked Big Easy Pecan Pie

Big Easy Pecan Pie

In the Big Easy, we love our Pecan Pie! My niece, Annette, adds 1 cup of toasted coconut flakes and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Really good! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 4...
A plate of Fried Soft Shell Crab on a bed of salad with shrimp

Fried Soft Shell Crabs

Mmm, mmm, mmm GOOD! INGREDIENTS 3 or 4 soft shell crabs 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup flour INSTRUCTIONS To prepare the soft crab for frying, turn the crab upside down and gently open the back flap. You may need a...

Crawfish Dip

If you love crawfish, you'll love this one! This is good as a dip or mixed with pasta, too. INGREDIENTS 2 onions 1 8-ounce cream cheese 4 ounces garlic 1 stick butter 1 pound crawfish tails 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 8-ounce...
Nina's Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Nina’s Shrimp and Pasta Salad

A refreshing, cold shrimp salad, that is a great in the summer or any time of the year! INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boiled and peeled shrimp 6 cups cooked elbow pasta
1 cup diced celery 6 boiled and diced eggs 1 cup...
A plate of Giuseppe's Oyster Pasta on a lobster plate

Giuseppe’s Oyster Pasta

10 minutes to prepare and very easy! INGREDIENTS 16 ounces of fresh oysters 1 bunch fresh parsley 6 tablespoons minced garlic 4 ounces of olive oil 4 ounces of parmesan Cheese 1 pack of angel hair pasta INSTRUCTIONS Boil pasta as directed, drain and...
Cornish Hens with Nina's Dirty Rice, Stuffed Artichoke

Cornish Hens with Nina’s Dirty Rice

DIRTY RICE For this flavorful Cajun dish, I always use Zatarain’s rice because it never gets sticky. You NEVER use sticky rice in Cajun food.   INGREDIENTS FOR NINA'S DIRTY RICE 1 16-ounce regular package of Jimmy Dean sausage ½...
Nina's Lemoncello bottled and ready to drink


I used to make Lemoncello years ago, but I lost my original recipe! Just the other day I was at Rouses Market, and I picked up their free Rouses Magazine. There was the recipe! Now,...
Nina's Dirty Rice

Nina’s Dirty Rice

My Dirty Rice goes great with my Cornish Hens! I always use Zatarain’s Rice because it never gets sticky. You NEVER use sticky rice in Cajun food. INGREDIENTS 1 16-ounce regular package of Jimmy Dean Sausage (Click...
Nina's Banana Foster

Banana’s Foster

New Orleans' favorite dessert...served in all the fine restaurants here! INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 fresh bananas 4 tablespoons Leroux Creme de Banana liquor 1/2 cup Bacardi Rum 4 large scoops Blue Bell vanilla ice cream INSTRUCTIONS Peel...

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