by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy
Who says y’all have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday?
Y’all know my love for all things NOLA, right? The food, the parties, the spices, the food. Oh, did I say that already? C’mon. You know it’s worth mentioning again.
“It’s all about the food.
It’s always all about the food.”
And y’all know my two favorite food companies are Zatarain’s and Winco, right?
And since tomorrow’s the end of this year’s Mardi Gras, as promised here’s this month’s meatloaf recipe. What makes it all that? The Holy Trinity of New Orleans cuisine, and Zatarain’s Creole seasoning.
I’m crazy about Zatarain’s. Remember when Bedford Manor celebrated our five year housewarming, and the Big Z supplied the side dishes? [Read: NOLA, Zatarain’s Style.] Now that was a party. Of course I keep as much Zatarain’s in the pantry as I can, especially the seasonings.
So. You ready to get your flavor on? Then let’s head into the kitchen.
First, grab your gear: Eight simple ingredients, a mixing bowl, cutting board and knife, and meatloaf pan.
What, you ask, is the Holy Trinity? Only the best cooking base New Orleans has to offer. A blend of equal parts green pepper, onion, and celery.
NOLA FOOD HACK:
Add two (or more) dashes of
Creole seasoning to the
Holy Trinity during saute’.
Is your mouth watering yet? Are you needing the recipe like your sugar needs tea? Hold onto your Mojo bag, ’cause here it is.
NOLA FOOD HACK:
Saute twice as much Holy Trinity
as your recipe calls for,
and keep the extra in an airtight container
in your fridge. It’s a great addition
to chicken salad, sandwiches,
and on its own.
Serve it up with some collared greens, corn bread, white wine and all the beads you can hang ’round your neck.
With a Mardi Gras mask and Hurricane in hand,
And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!
[DISCLAIMER: Any outside product or company referenced in this recipe is not affiliated with Frankly, My Dear . . ., Molly Jo Realy, New Inklings Press, or The Unemployment Cookbook. I have not been compensated for any mention or reference in this or any other post.]