CAJUN & CREOLE RECIPES
Breakfast & Brunch
Artichoke Squares/Crab Artichoke Squares
And The Courir de Mardi Gras (Cajun Mardi Gras)
Breakfast, brunch, snack...good any time.
Creole rice fritters
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.
A traditional Cajun breakfast made by frying & steaming cornmeal.
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
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
A Prairie Cajun favorite
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.
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
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
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
Creole home fries, good for brunch or as a side
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
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?
A Cajun delicacy.
Red Beans & Rice
A New Orleans Monday classic
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
A Cajun twist on meatballs & spaghetti
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
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.
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
Not traditional Cajun cooking, but still good
Probably the most popular way to cook crawfish
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
My dad's recipe
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
Truly New Orleans
Shrimp Creole Calas
Rice fritters with Shrimp Creole flair
Shrimp Etouffee with Mushrooms
Forget the cream of mushroom soup
A creole style red jambalaya
From Marcelle Bienvenu and a Mardi Gras Parade
Spicy Shrimp Etouffee
Made with Ro-tel tomatoes, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and Creole Seasoning
This may be my favorite way to eat fish
Trout Amandine's cousin
The only way I eat bananas
Creamy Louisiana Pralines
A Southern classic
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