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Recipes by Chrissy LeMaire


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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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. Ingredients 4 onions, chopped 1 whole garlic pod, sliced 3 cans sweet peas 2 cans Swanson's Vegetable Broth 4-5 tbsp roux 6 eggs salt and black pepper ...

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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. Ingredients 2 loaves Bridgford Frozen Bread (thawed) 1 ½ sticks butter or margarine 2 tbsp cinnamon 1 cup white sugar 1 1/2 cup brown sugar ...

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Nan Boones’ Syrup Cake – Gâteau de Sirop

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  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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Pork Loin

Tauzin’s Andoullie Stuffed Pork Loin with a Fig Demi Glaze

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Ingredients 1 pork loin 2 Andouille sausages 2 tbsp Tony Chachere's Seasoning 2 cups water 1 cup pureed fig preserves Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 2 Place pork loin on a cutting board and, using a long knife, slice into the pork loin along the length, ...

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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. Ingredients 3 ripe mangos, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup chopped ...

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Shortcut Chicken Fricassee

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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. Ingredients 1/2 cup sifted flour 1/2 cup oil 3 medium chicken breasts 1 heaping tsp ...

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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. Ingredients 2 cups flour (1 cup flour and I cup cornmeal optional) 1/2 tsp baking powder 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 dozen soft shell crabs bread or cracker crumbs (optional) salt & black pepper canola oil Directions Step 1 Make flour ...

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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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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. Ingredients 20 fresh Delcambre shrimp 2 handfuls cooked Kaplan Liberty Mill brown rice red and black pepper to taste garlic salt to ...

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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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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. Ingredients 3 cups hot water 1 cup sugar 2 packages jello any flavor or color 3 cans frozen orange juice 1 can frozen lemonade or ...

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South (Holly) Beach Pumpkin Pie Shake

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A friend of mine who worked for one of the large juice & shake companies in the West told me the key ingredients to their seasonal pumpkin pie shakes. This recipe has been modified to fit a low-carb diet. I made this for the first time one night as an ...

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South (Holly) Beach Quick Tasso Tacos

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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. Ingredients 1 piece tasso 2 small low-carb wheat tortillas 1 cup cheddar, shredded 1 cup lettuce, shredded 1 tomato, cubed 1/2 purple ...

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