Archives for Cajun & Creole category

A classic New Orleans cocktail made with gin, cream and lemon juice.

Shrimp Remoulade

Shrimp Remoulade is one of the classic dishes of New Orleans; boiled shrimp served cold over salad greens with a spicy mayonnaise dressing.

Muffaletta Bread

1 cup warm water (110 degrees) 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 package active dry yeast (about 1 Tbsp.) 3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening Sesame seeds In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine water and sugar.  Stir in yeast.  Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. In a food […]

Andouille Sausage

Andouille is a spicy Cajun smoke sausage made from pork buttand seasoned with cayenne pepper and garlic. It is used in gumbos, jambalaya and many other dishes from south Louisiana.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a legendary New Orleans dessert made with warm bananas, brown sugar, brandy and banana liqueur served warm over vanilla ice cream.

Muffaletta Sandwich

Makes 6 servings. 3 large garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup chopped green olives stuffed with pimientos 1 cup pitted and chopped “black-ripe” olives or Calamatas 1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped 1 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/3 pound salami 1/2 pound provolone cheese 1/2 pound […]

Crawfish Pie

Pie dough enough for 4 individual pies (or 2 large) 1 1/2 cup crawfish tails; crawfish fat and water to make 2 cups 3 tablespoons cooking oil1 medium onion, chopped fine 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 Cup chopped celery Salt and red pepper to taste 1 clove garlic, mashed Pinch thyme 1/3 cup tomato sauce mixed […]

Red Beans & Rice

This traditional recipe is about as Cajun as you can get without being in New Orleans! It’s spicy and soooo good! I b. dry red beans 4 quarts water 2 meaty ham hocks 8 cups beef or chicken stock 4 bay leaves 1/2 tsp. thyme 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. black pepper 1 lb. […]

If you’re not feeling adventurous, you can substitute shrimp for the Craw fish; if you like lobster, though, you’ll love these little critters the Cajuns call “Mud Bugs”! 2 pounds cooked, peeled craw fish (or shrimp) 1/4 cup butter e, melted 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped sweet onions 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 […]

8 pork chops 3 cups bread cubes 1/4 cup diced celery – sauted lightly 1 cup chopped oysters 1/2 cup oysters liquor 1 cup diced onions 1 cup crabmeat 2 eggs Salt and pepper to taste Combine all dry ingredients with crabmeat, oysters and eggs. Mix as you would any bread stuffing. Place about 1 […]