They moved from France to Canada to Louisiana, but Cajuns never abandoned their recipes. Find out why.
Large Gulf shrimp boiled in your favorite beer. I like to use a light ale (not too hoppy) rather than dark beer or pilsner. There's a little butter for a touch of flavor. This is a great way to get messy as you eat--finger food at its best!
The Trinity = onions, celery and bell pepper. The Trinity, as they are known, is the beginning of many a fine dish in South Louisiana. This is a nice & easy lunch; makes a good sammich!
This is not an instant meal, but since no canned or "quickie" style meal has ever graced my table, I offer this one. It is done using traditional methods, but is well worth the time spent in preparation. You've never tasted anything like this, unless you've eaten red beans and rice along the Lafouche Bayou, in a town called LaRose, LA, that is. When all is ready, put a large scoop of rice in the bottom of a bowl, cover with red beans, butter some bread and crack your favorite beverage.
I've been making this for so long, I don't even remember where I got the idea for "Cajunized" tater salad.
It's great chilled, but it's just as good to eat as soon as you make it.
Very tender and out of this world.
A wonderful New Orleans-style soup that is a best seller at my family-owned restaurant. Serve with crackers. I like to season my shrimp with 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire, 1 tablespoon of Season All(R), and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce (optional).
This recipe was given to me by my Mother who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have to throw a party each time I make this, it needs to be shared with others! Serve over rice and garnish with parsley and green onion.
A Southern dish that has been sharing the supper table for years. This rice dish will have you coming back for more. Here in the Northwest people ask me all the time "What is Jambalaya?" I reply saying it is seasoned rice with your favorite type of meat.
My Great-great grandmother's recipe, modified over 4 generations. I still can't believe it was FINALLY written down! The gumbo should be thin but not watery. P.S .-- I have a 3-gallon pot that I use to cook this and it is usually about 3/4 full. (Make sure you know the basics of making roux before you try this. If the roux is not dark brown, the gumbo will not have the rich taste necessary to give it that special taste). This is good for several days. It can also be frozen and reheated. Enjoy!
This recipe is a great Valentine's Day either side dish or meal and very easy to make, everyone loves it!
Ground Sirloin burgers dry rubbed with a blend of seasonings, topped with Mexi Ranch Dressing, sauteed peppers and onions, colby jack cheese and served in a toasted tortilla.
Black Rice aka Dirty Rice. This is a turkey stuffing most often used in the South in place of traditional bread dressings. The blacker the rice; the better the stuffing. The s e c r e t of black rice is the chicken livers. The darker you cook them the blacker the rice. Also you can add more livers if you want.
A refreshingly easy lunch treat.
An old family recipe, with the addition of more current seasonings. Serve over steamed rice, with sourdough French bread slathered with roasted garlic mashed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Good to the last bite!
This is my vegan rendition of an old New Orleans classic, I was told these beans and rice were the real thing by four representatives of an old Creole community in New Orleans. Try for yourself.
A Cajun ground beef burger with Buffalo wing and bleu cheese flavors added.
A killer Cajun/Creole seasoning that goes well on steak, chicken, fish, veggies, you name it... Best when cooked over white hot coals outside, as this mixture can generate a lot of smoke.
Eggplant doesn't look like much, but it can serve to deliver some delicious tastes. In this case, cajun seasoning is the star.
A thick, spicy steak with bold flavor. Cajuns originally came from France, so it's no wonder they imagine such amazing food. Inspired by Austin Nielson's "Garlic Creole Marinated Flat Iron Steak."
This surf 'n surf kabob is a quick and easy grilling recipe. You'll make a simple Cajun sauce to flavor the kabob while you cook it.