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Cajun Cuisine

Louisiana and Cajun recipes, including recipes for gumbos, crawfish, roux, jambalaya, and many more.
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Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta
If you're looking for an easy recipe to prepare with chicken and pasta, this flavorful Cajun chicken and pasta is a great choice! Serve this tasty chicken with a tossed green salad and rolls or cornbread.

Top Ten Creole and Cajun Salads
I've assembled a list of my very favorite Cajun and Creole salads. Choose from pasta salads, fruit salads, potato salads, and more.

The Holy Trinity of Cajun Cooking
The Holy Trinity of Cajun cooking is a combination of three vegetables: onion, celery, and bell pepper. This combination is the base of most savory Cajun dishes. With these vegetables, one has the makings of almost any Cajun entrée.

Olive Salad (Muffaletta)
This olive salad is versatile, and can be used for so much more than the muffaletta sandwich.

Thrice is Nice: Three Meals from One
This efficient, time-saving meal plan involves cooking one meal and having enough food planned from that cooking session to quickly put together two additional meals. The 2nd and 3rd dinners vary enough from the original meal that they are new and welcome--nothing at all like leftovers.

Mardi Gras: Creole Style
Describing the essence of the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, this article also gives links to three of the favorite foods that are part of this celebration: King Cake, Planter's Punch, and Bananas Foster.

Creole and Cajun Cookery
Is it Creole or Cajun? This article will help you understand the differences in ingredients, style, and seasonings.

Shrimp Creole
Shrimp Creole recipe with shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, onion, celery, and other seasonings and vegetables.

Creole Sauce
Flavorful Creole sauce with tomatoes, bell pepper, celery, onions, and seasonings. A tasty Creole sauce recipe.

Louisiana King Cake Recipe
Basic instructions for a King Cake.

Creole Sauce Recipe - Creole Sauce for Fish or Seafood
Creole sauce recipe with celery, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and other ingredients. A flavorful Creole sauce for chicken, fish, seafood.

King's Cake - Louisiana King Cake
Here's a traditional New Orleans style King's cake recipe, with a small doll or coin baked into the dough.

Crawfish Sherry Sauce Recipe - Crawfish Sherry Sauce
A recipe for crawfish from Chef John E. Clark.

Shrimp Sandwich Recipe - Shrimp Po' Boy
Poor Boy Shrimp Sandwich Recipe. Super Bowl recipe for Shrimp Po' Boy.

Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe with Chicken Livers
This dirty rice recipe is a Cajun rice recipe, made with rice, chicken livers, broth, chopped onions, and other ingredients.

Alligator Recipe - Gator in Lemon Sauce
Alligator recipe with wine and lemon. Recipe for alligator, gator in lemon wine sauce.

Quick Red Beans and Rice
Recipe for red beans and rice, an easy recipe.

Cajun Chicken Croquettes Recipe
A recipe for Cajun chicken croquettes, made with Creole seasoning and cooked chicken, deep fried.

Beignets, Fritters, Calas
A little history and several recipes for these New Orleans breakfast favorites.

Cajun Cuisine
Background and recipes; banana crepes, roux, dirty rice, crawfish, shrimp, and more.

Gumbo Recipes
More than a dozen wonderful gumbo recipes, some history, and roux-making tips.

Red Beans and Rice
Recipes for Louisiana's traditional red beans and rice and other Southern favorites.

A mixture of rice, vegetables, and more, this is perhaps the most versatile dish the South has to offer.

All about delicious oysters and a variety of recipes, including the famous New Orleans dish, Oysters Rockefeller.

How to Make a Roux
Easy, step-by-step instructions.

Spicy Shrimp and Grits
Looking for a shrimp and grits recipe? This version of shrimp and grits is made with creamy grits, mushrooms, green onions, big shrimp, and tomatoes.

Louisiana grillades & grits, basic boiled, cheese grits, and more.

You Know You're Cajun if...
Learn what Cajun humor is, Understanding Cajun culture from their own jokes, Cajun humor reflects their love of life

A Cajun Picnic
Enjoy an easy to prepare picnic with Foods Ideal for Hot Weather-using seasonal vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes

Creating a Creole Kitchen: The Essentials
Learn how to cook Creole food by incorporating these basic ingredients into your pantry.

Mardi Gras King Cake - Louisiana King Cake Recipes
A Mardi Gras King Cake recipe, made with a hidden dolll or bean.

Shrimp Boil
A great shrimp boil recipe with corn, onions, red potatoes, and seasonings. A delicious Cajun shrimp boil with potatoes.

Shrimp Creole Recipe - Shrimp Recipes
Recipe for shrimp creole, made with tomatoes, shrimp, rice, and celery and onion.

Louisiana King Cakes
Information, recipes, and history for this traditional Louisiana celebration cake.

Cooking in the 1700s
Foods of the French immigrants in old Acadia of the 1700s. Some of the differences and similarities in food and cooking in the old Acadia.

Antique Recipes
This article looks at antique recipes and gives tips on how to interpret and use them. It looks, also, at the cookery methods employed on a wood burning stove, and home canned foods vs ingredients from ones' home garden.

Cajun Quickies
Here are links to a variety of wonderful recipes for a gathering--all of which only take a short time to prepare.

Pain Perdu - Cajun Style French Toast
Pain perdu, or lost bread, is a Cajun style French toast; this version is made with a little vanilla, sugar, and thick slices of day old bread. Try this recipe for French toast and serve with syrup or honey, or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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