Blue Runner Black Bean SoupYou wouldn’t think soup would be a big deal in a tropical climate like New Orleans, but you’d be wrong. When the temp drops even slightly, we call it gumbo weather. Because you can’t eat gumbo every day, we recommend you try Blue Runner Black Bean Soup. It has an irresistible smoky flavor and is packed with the fiber and veggies your body craves. It’s a perfect warm-me-up from October all the way through to Mardi Gras parade season. To make it extra special, throw on some cilantro, sour cream and minced red onion, mister! Your fam is going to love it. Serves 6.Bisque BlueThere are two things we love in Louisiana – blue crab and Blue Runner. Add brie (yum) and you’ve got a sweet yet savory bisque your whole family will love at Thanksgiving time or anytime.
In case you didn’t know it, the blue crab we enjoy on the Gulf Coast is the same species as the Chesapeake Blue Crab. According to Wikipedia, the blue crab was an important food item for Native Americans and European settlers as early as the 1600s. If it wasn’t served at the first Thanksgiving, it should have been. Yields one gallonChicken and Sausage GumboLet’s get this on the record: There is no such thing as gumbo season. Gumbo season is whenever you’re craving something comforting and delicious – a taste of home, if you’re from Louisiana. And if you think seafood gumbo is the only way to go, we’re about to prove you wrong. The fact that Blue Runner makes it so easy to make gumbo that tastes this homemade is gobsmacking – not to mention lip smacking.Crawfish EtoufféeEtouffée means “smothered” and this recipe is smothered in love – not to mention tradition. After the crawfish boil, keep peeling until you have enough mudbugs to add to your étouffée. As with all Blue Runner products, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to get that “from scratch” flavor.
15-Minute Seafood Gumbo Ya-YaWhen our ancestors settled in Louisiana, we’re pretty sure what kept them here was the seafood (it sure wasn’t the humidity). The good thing about living in our time instead of there’s, is we can make a great pot of seafood gumbo in 15 minutes with Blue Runner Ya-Ya Gumbo Base. Not convinced it will be as good as the gumbo grandmère used to make? One taste from your wooden spoon as you lean over the stove will back up our claim.15-Minute Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Ya-YaYou could spend most of the day making gumbo your mama’s way or you can open a can of Blue Runner Ya-Ya Gumbo Base and no one will be any the wiser. Trust us, if your grandmother and them had been able to use this amazing base, they would have. We start from scratch so you don’t have to.Mardi Gras White Bean, Cauliflower and Potato SoupDown here in Louisiana, we don’t have cold weather often but, when we do, it’s a “wet cold” and soup is the perfect warm-me-up. This easy vegetarian instant pot recipe is great to come home to after you’ve been standing out in the cold at Mardi Gras parades all day. To make it extra special, we suggest adding in a little sour cream and chives before serving. Serves 6.Black Bean and Chipotle SoupWhen the weather drops below 70 degrees, you may be looking to cook something warm and hearty. A Black Bean and Chipotle Soup will surely do the trick! Loaded with vegetables and Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Black Beans, this soup will provide you with a quick dish to make. Serves 4-6 people.Spicy Sausage + White Bean SoupFall is about gathering together around soup. You’ll find this easy-to-make recipe ultra-comforting. There’s just a hint of spice so don’t let the name scare you off. As for prep time, you know what they say: “The family that slices and dices together eats more homemade soup together!” Give the kids their own cutting boards and make it a family affair.Pasta with White BeansThe key to a soup with fully developed savory flavor starts with the soffritto—a mix of aromatic vegetables that are slowly cooked in the first stage of cooking. Take your time sweating down the vegetables until they are completely softened before letting them take on any color. You’ll be surprised by how much volume they lose and how much liquid they release and by how much unquantifiable richness they lend to the final dish, which is nothing more than a combination of humble ingredients. Cheesy Bean BakeServe with bread and a bitter-green salad.Navy Beans and ShrimpCanned beans are your friend in this garlic shrimp recipe. Serves 4Two Bean ChiliServe in bowls topped with grated Cheddar cheese and salsa fresca for a festive touch.Oyster Rockefeller SoupThis creamy and delicious soup is an adaptation of the famous New Orleans dish, "Oysters Rockefeller," which was named for how rich it is. Ms. Lou loves to also save a few oysters to fry and throw on top as garnish!Sweet Potato & Andouille SoupCreamy and delicious, Mrs. Lou's sweet potato and andouille soup is perfect for a chilly January lunch or dinner.Corn and Crab BisqueMs. Lou's Corn and Crab bisque is a sweet, creamy dish that will have your friends begging for more!Vegetarian White Bean Soup with Corn TortillasA wonderful soup for vegetarians. It packs a bounty of flavors, with a warming comfort for those cooler evenings.Chicken & Sausage GumboAlthough her family loves a good homemade gumbo, Ms. Lou knows it takes time and money. That’s why when she’s in a hurry, she just uses Blue Runner Gumbo Base. And you know what, they can’t tell the difference!Seafood GumboSpring is Ms. Lou's favorite time of year. It's seafood season, and a reason to give up boring! Mrs. Lou always starts with Blue Runner Creole Gumbo base so her recipe ends with a smile. Creole Crawfish Tomato BisqueThis recipe can also be used as a sauce for Crawfish Pasta!