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Try these Creole classics from New Orleans' famed Commander's Palace

Chef Tory McPhail of the famed Commander's Palace restaurant in New Orleans joins TODAY Food to share some of his classic NOLA recipes on Hoda Kotb's birthday.

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Learn to make spicy fried shrimp New Orleans style

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Learn to make spicy fried shrimp New Orleans style

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As a big fan of the Big Easy, Hoda was treated to some of her favorite foods like crispy, spicy shrimp and ham with five-pepper jelly and sweet fluffy beignets.

Shrimp and Tasso with Five Pepper Jelly
Shrimp and Tasso with Five Pepper Jelly
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This was one of the first things I learned to make 25 years ago when I first got to Commander's Palace. It's sweet, sour, salty, peppery and a touch bitter all at the same time.

Beignets
Beignets
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These pillowy beignets are a signature New Orleans dessert that everybody loves and are surprisingly easy to make.

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