While most of the ingredients called for in Raised on a Roux recipes are readily available, some can be hard to find outside of New Orleans and South Louisiana. So I’ve pulled together this list of resources to help you when you’re “makin’ groceries” (an old expression many locals use for grocery shopping). I’ve also included contact info for companies that specialize in regional party supplies as well as those “fancy” pots and burners we use to boil seafood and deep fry seafood, turkeys and other goodies. The hubby and I, along with our respective family members and many of our friends, have supported these brands and purchased products from these companies for generations. I trust you’ll also be happy with their service, commitment and quality. I’ll do my best to keep the list current and share any new finds.
Happy shopping, happy cooking and happy eating!
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Andouille sausage, boudin, hogs head cheese
Creole Country Sausages
Beignet mix, coffee and chicory
Café du Monde
Camellia beans, peas and lentils
C.S. Steen’s Syrup Mill
Cayenne pepper, creole mustard, filé powder, Fish-Fri, prepared horseradish, seafood boil seasoning
Coffee, coffee and chicory
Coffee concentrate, coffee and chicory concentrate, iced coffee concentrate
Creole cream cheese
Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn
Rouses Supermarkets (select locations sell Mauthe’s)
Crystal Hot Sauce
Duck, quail, rabbit, turduckens
Chris’ Specialty Meats
French bread, muffuletta bread, patty shells
Go-cups, koozies and party accessories that are regionally-themed or customized to mark any occasion
Party Cup Express
Manny Randazzo King Cakes
King Cake babies, Mardi Gras beads and other Mardi Gras and party supplies
Louisiana Hot Sauce, Cajun Injector deep fried turkey marinades
Pickle meat (pickled pork), hot sausage, crawfish sausage, smoked chaurice, alligator sausage, venison sausage
Vaucresson’s Sausage Company
Aunt Sally’s Pralines
Roman Candy Company
Seafood boiling pots and burners, turkey fryer kits
Metal Fusion, Inc.
Shrimp, crawfish, crabs, oysters, fish, alligator, frog legs, turtle meat, seafood boil seasoning
Captain Sid’s Seafood
Captain Sid does not have a website. Call for availability, pricing and shipping options.
Captain Sid also makes the best (and I mean the best) seafood boil seasoning mix.
Order a bag or two of his special spices whenever you plan on boiling seafood.
This site contains a Seafood Locator for retail, dockside and wholesale suppliers.
Tabasco brand pepper sauces and pepper jellies
Zapp’s Potato Chips