Edible Souvenir: Steamboat Bill's Creole Seasoning and LeBleu's Seasoning
In Southern Louisiana, spicy flavors and savory dishes are part of the culinary history and everyday life. I love to bring home special seasonings particular to a destination so that I can enjoy an approximation of the flavors back at home. Some things are more successful than others.
Steamboat Bill's Creole Seasoning a blend of salt, sugar, onion, paprika, black and red pepper and oregano tastes just as good here in Oregon on some perfectly cooked fresh shrimp. But alas you can't duplicate the fresh Louisiana seafood served at Steamboat Bill's restaurants. Love this local favorite.
I found LeBleu's Cajun Seasoning, a similar concoction of spices in a different ratio in their butcher shop store called LeBleu's Landing & Sausage Link Specialty Meats in the town of Sulphur. Here the family business also makes Boudin balls, Boudin sausage and other specialties. A fun stop on the Boudin Trail!
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