There is a food holiday for each day of the calendar year and most of them are bullshit. But perhaps once every four months there comes a dish that bears honoring.
Red Beans and Rice is one of them.
Every Monday thousands of Louisiana kitchens are filled with the perfume of simmering Camellia brand beans brimming to the top of old cast-iron cooking pans.
Here’s our recipe for Red Beans and Rice. It includes alligator sausage but feel free to substitute a good pork version from places like Terranova Superette or Jeanfreau’s Market.