A recipe for Cajun seafood gumbo: This is a dark roux gumbo with shrimp, fish and either crab or some smoked fish.
There's more to Southern recipes than fried things, although good fried food like buttermilk fried quail is hard to beat. Here's my collection of Southern classics, mostly focusing on fish and wild game.
In all, there are almost 50 Southern favorites here. Enjoy!
Easy, but damn good: Snapper or any other white, firm fish, soaked in egg, mustard and seasoning, dusted in Saltines and fried.
Shrimp perloo, also spelled purloo or pilau, is a Southern rice recipe that’s a lot like jambalaya. Rice, shrimp, bacon and vegetables in a one-pot dish.
Wild hog BBQ is a little bit different from regular pulled pork because a wild pig takes longer to barbecue. Here’s how to make your own wild hog pulled pork.
Crispy, sweet, spicy, garlicky fried birds. Addicting. I use snipe, but doves and quail work, too.
Dirty rice is basically Cajun fried rice, and is the easiest way to start eating the giblets of the birds you bring home. Try it and you’ll be hooked.
Tripletail is a fish I’ve been chasing for years. I finally got one in Alabama recently, so I figured I had to cook it Southern style.
Blackened fish is so 1980s, I know, but I still love it. Here I use catfish, a Cajun staple, but you can blacken any fish sturdy enough for this ferocious cooking process. Blackened redfish is the classic example. Alongside the fish is Cajun succotash, called maque choux.