The tradition of the King Cake is thought to have come from France, where it was created to celebrate the Epiphany, or King’s Day, on January 6th. It was brought to the United States sometime in the late 1800s, where it later came to become a more elaborate and well-decorated cake used to celebrate the start of Carnival Season and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It’s traditionally decorated with purple, green and gold to represent justice, faith and power.
This simple smothered corn recipe can be adapted to what you have on hand – fresh, frozen or canned veggies. Vegetable stock or chicken stock. White sugar or brown. Serve it as a side dish or add some protein for a main course! (We suggest sautéing in our Andouille Smoked Sausage, diced chicken or shrimp)
Live crawfish are shipped to various markets around the country, and your fish market may be able to get them for you if you put in an order.
This wonderful chow chow will perk up any meal, adding color and taste to your meal. Because it’s so pretty, not to mention a little bit different, it makes a great gift. If you can’t find green tomatoes at your market, ask the produce manager to order some for you!