CAJUN & CREOLE RECIPES


Breakfast & Brunch

Artichoke Squares/Crab Artichoke Squares
And The Courir de Mardi Gras (Cajun Mardi Gras)

Beignets 
Breakfast, brunch, snack...good any time.

Calas

Creole rice fritters


Crawfish Omelets
An early morning drive through crawfish country and crawfish for breakfast.

Creamy Shrimp & Grits
Grits have to be one of my favorite things.  

Creole Shrimp & Grits
Can't have too many recipes for shrimp & grits.

Couche Couche
A traditional Cajun breakfast made by frying & steaming cornmeal.

Croquignoles
Cajun beignets

Grillades & Grits
A popular brunch item in many New Orleans restaurants and homes

Hot Buttered Spiced Rum
Made with Bayou Spiced Rum

King Cake and Coffee Cocktail
Made with King Cake Vodka--perfect for Mardi Gras

Milk Punch
Add bourbon or brandy--pick your poison


 
Pain Perdu (Lost Bread)
Cajun French Toast

Praline Pecan Milkshake
Made with Praline Pecan Liqueur

Southern Breakfast Napoleons
My favorite thing for brunch...a stack of cheese grits, smothered greens, and egg. 



Voodoo Bourbon Slush
Great for Mardi Gras, Jazz brunches, tailgating, and Super Bowl XLIV



Gumbo & Soup

Crab & Shrimp Gumbo
Fresh from the marshes south of NOLA

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
SW LA style without tomato or okra

Creamy Crab, Corn, & Tasso Soup
Creamy, Crabby, Smokey

Creole Vegetable Soup
aka Wisdom Tooth Soup

Guinea Gumbo
A Prairie Cajun favorite

Gumbo Z'herbes
Gumbo goes green

Post Holiday Turkey Gumbo
Don't throw out that carcass!


Red Bean Gumbo
Shhh.  Don't tell.  I like this more than red beans & rice.


Smoked Turkey and Okra Gumbo
Use that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.




Po'Boys/Sandwiches

Alligator Sausage Po Boys w/ Caramelized Onions
Tastes like chicken!


Blackened Shrimp Po Boys
Served with blackened mayo and blackened sweet potato fries

Creole "Sauced" Sausage Po Boys
Sausage Po Boy with a rich, velvety Creole-beer sauce

Faux Muffuletta
A less expensive version made with easier to find ingredients for when I need a muffuletta fix and can't drive to New Orleans

Fish Po' Boys w/ Homemade Tartar Sauce
Jazz up plain ole fried fish

Fried Crawfish Po'Boys
Served with Cajun Power mayo 

Muffuletta Burgers
A fun New Orleans spell on burgers


Shrimp Po'Boys w/ Remoulade Sauce
Perfectly-fried-shrimp po'boy dressed with spicy New Orleans style remoulade sauce



Sides

Brabant Potatoes
Creole home fries, good for brunch or as a side

Butter Beans
Rich & creamy, just like buddah!

Corn Maque Chou
Native American + Cajun = good eatin'

Creole Oven Fries
from my mom

Okra Fritters w/ Creamy Remoulade Sauce
Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi w/ a Louisiana twist

Smothered Okra
Okra & Tomatoes...a pot full of summer


Sweet Pea Salad
Hooray for Southern salads



Chicken & Pork

Black Eyed Peas in Sauce Piquante
A mix of black eyed peas cooked with tasso and tasso sauce piquante

Blackened Chicken w/ Creole Mustard Tasso Sauce
Though not technically Cajun cuisine, it's still mighty good! Spicy blackened chicken with a creamy Creole mustard sauce...just for kicks.

Cajun Pork Roast
Two words: velvety gravy

Cajun Smothered Potatoes
Potatoes cooked down with smoked sausage and onions...c'est bon!

Crockpot Chicken Creole
Slow-cooked Creole flavors w/out heating up your kitchen


Dirty, Dirty Rice
Dirty rice without liver & gizzards

Frickin' Chickin' (Chicken or Rabbit Fricassee)
Great comfort food

New Year's Jambalaya
Need some luck? 

Ponce
A Cajun delicacy.

Red Beans & Rice
A New Orleans Monday classic

Sausage Etouffee
You can make etouffee with anything

Smothered Pork Chops
Just about everything gets smothered in the South

Smothered Potatoes w/ Andouille & Tasso
A Cajun twist on meat & potatoes

White Beans & Rice
Cooked with pickle meat and dried thyme, just like my mama likes 'em.

Who Dat Hot Wings
Made with a special Who Dat sauce.




Beef & Game

Dirty, Dirty Rice
Dirty rice without liver & gizzards

Meatball Stew
A Cajun twist on meatballs & spaghetti


Meat Pies
With 3 dipping sauces.

Mom's Pepper Steak
Beef with "tomato gravy"

Rabbit (or Chicken, or Alligator, or Frog Leg) Sauce Piquante
Spicy tomato-based rabbit, chicken, alligator, or frog leg stew

Rice & Gravy
A Cajun favorite like maw-maw makes



Seafood

BBQ Shrimp
No grillin' here

Blackened Bacon Shrimp on Cheesy Garlic Grits
Shrimp tossed in blackening seasoning, wrapped in bacon, and set on top of cheesy garlic grits. Mmmm-mmmm. And a Zydeco breakfast clip.

Blackened Shrimp Pasta Salad
w/ Creole Tomato Dressing

Buttery Garlic Frog Legs over Crawfish Boil Mashed Potatoes
Tastes like chicken?  No.  More like garlic, butter, and lemon.

Camp Fish
A recipe easy enough to throw together at the camp w/ limited supplies and ingredients.  And quick enough so you can get right back to fishin'.

Crab & Andouille Jambalaya
A different twist on jambalaya

Crab & Artichoke Lafourche
A baked crab and artichoke casserole, originally designed for shrimp

Crab Au Gratin
One of my favorite sinful treats

Crawfish Fettuccine

Not traditional Cajun cooking, but still good


Crawfish Etouffee

Probably the most popular way to cook crawfish

Crawfish Pie
A real treat


Fried Lemon Garlic Fish
Fish marinated in lemon and garlic, fried and topped with a lemon garlic sauce

Gator Bites w/ Cheesy Mustard Beer Sauce
Beer batter.  Beer sauce.

Grilled Redfish on the Half Shell
Marinated in Italian dressing and grilled on the half shell à la Frank Davis


Pecan Crusted Trout w/ Lemon Butter Crab
Right outta da bayou


Perch Spaghetti
My dad's recipe

Redfish Courtbouillon
A tomato-based fish stew

Roasted Okra & Tomato Topped Blackened Catfish
A family favorite, served over cheesy garlic grits


Shrimp & Cous Cous Jambalaya
Not traditional, but cooks much faster


Shrimp Creole
Truly New Orleans


Shrimp Creole Calas
Rice fritters with Shrimp Creole flair


Shrimp Etouffee with Mushrooms
Forget the cream of mushroom soup

Shrimp Jambalaya
A creole style red jambalaya


Singing Shrimp
From Marcelle Bienvenu and a Mardi Gras Parade

Spicy Shrimp Etouffee
Made with Ro-tel tomatoes, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and Creole Seasoning

Trout Amandine
This may be my favorite way to eat fish

Trout Meunière
Trout Amandine's cousin



Desserts

Bananas Foster
The only way I eat bananas

Creamy Louisiana Pralines
A Southern classic

Fig Cake
A standard Cajun dessert


Gâteau de Sirop (Syrup Cake)
A traditional Cajun dessert made w/ Steen's cane syrup


King Cake (cream cheese filled)
A Mardi Gras tradition

King Cake II (hazelnut praline filling)

King Cake III (blueberry)


King Cup Cakes
A fun twist on the King Cake



King Cake--Traditional French Style
Made with puff pastry and praline filling

King Cake Bread Pudding
Infused with King Cake Vodka

Mardi Gras Croquembouche
A tower of cream puffs, a Mardi Gras Waltz, and the Courir de Mardi Gras.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream
Hint: it's all about the cane syrup whipped cream.

Tac-tac (Popcorn Balls)
A Cajun Halloween favorite that didn't go so well for me