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Recipes by Chrissy LeMaire


Chrissy’s Cajun Petite Pois

Average Rating: (4.3 / 5)

...Petite Pois means ‘little pea’ in Cajun French. The sweetness from the peas mixes so well with the smokey flavor of the roux....

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Chrissy’s Vegetarian Rice Dressing

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

After seeing Yves Vegetarian Ground Round at my local grocer, I realized it would be possible to make a rice dressing that both my vegetarian girlfriend and I could enjoy. This rice dressing tastes like the real thing. The “fake” ground round used in this is made of texturized soy. ...

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Easy Monkey Bread

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...This is a variation of the biscuit monkey bread. Chrissy’s siblings always enjoyed it better made with frozen bread and I prefer the Bridgford brand....

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Nan Boones’ Syrup Cake – Gâteau de Sirop

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

  In memory of Nan Boone Marceaux and Nanny Quida Broussard Recipe over 125 years old The LeMaire and Faulk families enjoyed Nan Boone’s delicious syrup cake for many years before the recipe was finally passed on. Nan Boone was often asked for the recipe but always said it was ...

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Pan Fried Bananas

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Much like Jambalaya, this Nouveau Cajun dish has a Caribbean influence. Deep fried plantains are a Caribbean favorite but since bananas are readily available around Southwest Louisiana, it made sense to use them in place of delicious plantains. Even though no sugar is added, this dish is a naturally sweet ...

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Baseball Park Burgers

Average Rating: (4 / 5)

...I ate these this weekend at Holly Beach and it reminded me of being at the Vermilion Parish baseball parks playing softball and watching my brother pitch. Mom told me the secret to their burgers is the extra butter that’s added and the Evangeline Maid buns. These burgers, like all ...

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Mango Salsa

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...This simple and colorful mango salsa is super easy to make! It’s sweet, spicy and absolutely delicious. Serve this fresh mango salsa with chips, on tacos or salads, or as a salad itself. It’s that good....

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South (Holly) Beach Quick Quesadillas

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...This South Beach friendly quesadilla recipe is low carb and quick to make. This is a Nouveau Cajun dish. All the locations, names and references are real however....

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Shortcut Chicken Fricassee

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Average Rating: (0 / 5)

...I don’t know how this tastes like my grandma’s, but it does. I didn’t have any fresh vegetables, so I used a bunch of dried minced garlic and onions and it came out super good....

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Fried Soft Shell Crabs

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...This is one of my mom’s favorite dishes....

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Lite Two-Layer Pumpkin Pie

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...The first time I ate this, a tear came to my eye — it was so unbelievably good. Once I found out it was reduced calorie/sugar, I served myself two more slices! It was made for the diabetic in my family but I personally favor this pie over regular pumpkin ...

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Red Beans and Sausage

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...Traditionally Cajuns prepared the red beans and sausage first then served it over rice rather than cooking it all together....

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South (Holly) Beach Quick Tasso Tacos

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...This South Beach friendly soft taco recipe is low carb and quick to make. This is a Nouveau Cajun dish for all you Cajuns following a low-carb lifestyle....

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Traditional Wedding Punch

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

...I love going to weddings just so I can drink this punch. Made this for my friends in San Diego and it was a hit....

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