If you are craving the taste of something Cajun but don’t have a lot of experience with Cajun cooking — or cooking in general — you might feel as if you will have a difficult time whipping up a tasty dish for yourself and your family. Fortunately, however, there are quick and easy ways to prepare delicious foods that have a bit of Cajun flavor.
For instance, you can always make jambalaya without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. There are plenty of boxed mixes that make it easy for you to create this Continue reading
You’ve watched plenty of Emerill shows on Cable TV and you even went to New Orleans once on a business trip but do you really know Cajun food? Here are three items you’ve got to know how to work with if you really want to make the claim you ‘know how to cook Cajun.”
The Holy Trinity – We speak, of course, of celery, onions and bell peppers, the foundation of any true Cajun dish. They come together (usually with garlic) to make a fragrant base for sauces, soups and even bouillabaisse.
Roux – Yes, roux. It’s merely flour and butter cooked together but there’s a real art to it. Don’t skimp on the butter – you need the liquid fats to cook the flour and remove that gluey taste to help give body to soups and ettoufes.
Alligator – Okay, so unless you live in the deep south you’re not likely to have easy access to this critter but if you’ve never sliced and fried up some alligator tail you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s chewy and flavorful and yes, tastes a lot like chicken.
Southern food is absolutely amazing. It is full of flavor and soul and is some of the best food ever. If you want to enjoy some great comfort food all you have to do is sit down to an amazing southern dish. Below is a great southern Cajun recipe for crawfish pie.
2 cups crawfish tails
3 1/2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 chopped onion
3 tablespoons of butter
cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon of green onion
1 garlic glove
1 pinch of nutmeg
cup of tomato sauce mixed with water
4 tablespoons Continue reading
The Cajun people are descendants of Acadian immigrants deported to Louisiana from Canada. Their food is known for being simple yet flavorful and spicy, and also makes use of local Louisiana ingredients. Among the best-known and simplest Cajun recipes are:
2 lbs Redfish fillets
2 tsp White pepper
2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp Thyme
1 cup Melted butter
Combine all the spices. Heat a skillet, preferably a cast iron one. Dip fish in butter, and sprinkle with Continue reading
Cajun style food is full of flavor. It takes inexpensive items and adds characteristic flavors to make a fantastic culinary experience.
Certain things are characteristic to the Cajun flavor. One is a Cajun Seasoning, either commercial or home made. If you make it at home be sure to use cumin, paprika, garlic and cayenne in proportions you like. Oregano is good too. You can make it with salt or salt free.
A second addition is the Cajun Trinity of cooking. That is roughly chopped bell peppers, celery and onions. Add to meats, stews, Continue reading
Making a perfect, spicy, Cajun hamburger at home isn’t as hard as you may think. Try this recipe and wow the guests at your next cook out.
Mix together the following dry ingredients:
3 tablespoons of dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
Keep the dry ingredients in a small glass bowl or throw-away plastic container. Do not keep these ingredients in a reusable plastic bowl as the spices will scent the Continue reading