9.13.2014

365 Project Day 256: The *other* holy trinity

I mentioned the holy trinity of Nola cooking when we made red beans - that is, onion, celery, and bell pepper.  These three vegetables, sauteed together, form the basis for uncountable Creole and Cajun dishes - beans, dirty rice, jambalaya, etouffee, gumbo...  It's so common that some stores here sell it pre-chopped and mixed.

Each Nola cook has their own strong beliefs about how one should be prepared; for instance, I always use yellow or Vidalia onions.  (White onions have no place in my cooking.  NO PLACE AT ALL I TELL YOU.)  But no one questions that this is the proper base for much of our cooking.  We feel strongly about its importance, and hold it in high reverence.





Believe in the Trinity.



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