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MEATBALL GRAVY

MeatBalls With Rice & Gravy (Classic)

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The author/chef writes – “I have many fond memories of eating this dish growing up. There are as many variations as there are cooks in Acadiana, all of them wonderful. This is a recipe that I think everyone in the Acadian culture has had, and does not share with outsiders. ...

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Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

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A Cajun Classic! The general consensus is to soak beans 8 to 10 hours before cooking noting however you cook beans without pre-soaking.Also sauteing veggies can be done and will enhance flavor. Ingredients1 pound dried red kidney beans 1 medium yellow onion diced 1 medium bell pepper diced 4 ribs ...

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Broccoli & Cremini Mushroom Casserole in Bechamel Sauce

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From the author – This is my own variation on a broccoli casserole that is all scratch. I fix this for holiday meals and special occasions. Ingredients5 tbsp butter 4 tbsp all-purpose flour 4 cups milk 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 2 heads fresh broccoli, cut into ...

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Shrimp Bisque

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A bisque is a rich soup enriched with cream and shellfish meat. Bring out the bowls and hot rustic or French crusted bread and enjoy a meal that “hits the spot!” The secret to this shrimp bisque is the seafood boil! Ingredients1 stick butter 3/4 cup flour 1/2 gallon milk ...

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Blackberry Dumplings

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Snakes and Blackberries go hand in hand. If you have ever picked blackberries you probably know that, already! The picture shown is the blackberries cooking before adding the dumpling. IngredientsBLACKBERRIES 1 gallon blackberries 4 cups sugar (may need 5 cups) 3 quarts water DUMPLINGS 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour 3 ...

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Butter Biscuits

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A basic, perfect biscuit. Ingredients2 cups self-rising flour 2 sticks real butter (do not substitute) 8 ounces sour creamDirectionsStep 1Cream butter and sour cream together with mixer. Step 2Stir in 2 cups flour (the cook for this recipe recommends King Arthur Flour). Do not mix any more than necessary. Step ...

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Classic Cajun Dirty Rice

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Dirty Rice gets its name from the rice looking “dirty” after the dish is complete. The chicken giblets give this dish its unique flavor. Ingredients1/4 cup bacon fat 3 tbsp flour 2 medium onions chopped 1 large pod garlic pressed 1 medium bell pepper chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 ...

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Old Fashioned Beignets

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Beignets made the old fashioned way without yeast. This method is as simple as making a batter and spooning into the hot oil. OLD FASHIONED BEIGNETS are wonderful and considering how little work they are to put together, they are a real treat and make there own pattern when dropped. ...

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Cafe au Lait (Coffee and Milk)

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Synonymous with good eating are Beignets and Cafe au Lait. Me-Maw remembers visiting with Nannie Ouida and having her say how easy it was to make the Cafe au Lait. Ingredients1 part hot coffee 1 part heated whole milkDirectionsStep 1Prepare coffee. Heat up an equal amount of milk. Pour the ...

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Sausage, Broccoli, and Cheese Casserole

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From the author: “This is a dish that I make and I never have leftovers. It is a simple casserole dish with great flavor.” Ingredients1 bag egg noodles (medium size does best) 2 cans cream of broccoli soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 pound breakfast sausage 4 cups ...

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Best Corn Dip

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For your next party try a no-cooked dip. A corn fun fact – corn is the only grain that’s commonly eaten as a fresh vegetable. Native to the Americas, corn is one of the favored dishes in Cajun culture. Ingredients3 cans sweet corn & diced peppers, drained 11oz size 1 ...

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Ms. Inez’s Fried Shrimp Sandwich – Vermilion Cafe

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Back in the day, when you were hungry after a night of fun dancing in Kaplan, you would head out to the Vermilion Cafe to replenish your energy for the next time. If you had the privilege of meeting Ms. Inez, you knew you did not want her giving you ...

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Beef Pistolettes – Filled French Rolls – aka Creole Stuffed Bread or Stuffed Beignets

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This is a very popular Cajun dish, a pistolette is savory, stuffed bread roll, which is then baked or deep-fried. Cooking in the wax paper makes for a crispy crust so don’t skip that step! Sautéed bell pepper and breakfast sausage make for a nice addition. Ingredients1 lb Tillamook Cheese ...

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Crawfish or Shrimp Pistolettes aka Stuffed Beignets

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Pistolettes are a football shaped brown ‘n serve bread rolls also known as French rolls. The inside of these rolls are carved out and replacing the cavity a delicious concoction of shrimp or crawfish wonderment. As my son says, there is nothing that taste better than 2 carbs together. This ...

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Pork Backbone – Pork Stew Fricassee

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Average Rating: (4.5 / 5)

Ingredients1 1/2 lb pork loin/backbone (or pork chops with bone in) 3 -5 medium Irish potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 large bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 quart water Salt, black pepper and red pepper to taste 1 cup flour ...

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Crabmeat Cobbler a.k.a. Crabmeat Au Gratin

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This was an interesting recipe for Maw-Maw. It was the 1st time that the word “cobbler” was used in a crabmeat recipe. In reviewing the recipe and the ingredients, one of the differences was the tomatoes. Another interesting ingredient was the Accent; Accent is a brand name for MSG. MSG ...

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Shrimp Stuffed Peppers

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No Rice Shrimp Stuffed Bell Peppers Need to make use of your garden’s crop of bell pepper, zucchini, and tomatoes? Try this delicious no-rice stuffed bell pepper paired with shrimp – freezes well and fits many weight plans. A simple dish that would be great for Weight Watchers and KETO.. ...

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Traditional Crab Dip

Crab Dip

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This recipe makes me long for the days of crabbing at Rockefeller Refuge with my children. Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, located in eastern Cameron and western Vermilion Parishes, is owned and maintained by the State of Louisiana. When the Rockefeller Foundation officially granted the property to the state, they spelled out ...

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Turtle Cake

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This is a sweet dish that contains no actual turtles 😉 Ingredients1 box packaged German Chocolate Cake mix 14 ounces package caramels 1 stick butter 8oz. 1 can condensed milk 4 packages package chocolate chipsDirectionsStep 1Follow package direction - prepare and mix cake. Pour one half of mixture Into a ...

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Hitachi Rice Cooker Seafood Jambalaya

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MaryAnn Broussard Recipe Collection for Ms Ronnie Mack Broussard Cajuns love their rice, and their modern rice cookers. No matter the brand, Cajuns refer to their rice cooker as a Hitachi! Ingredients1 pound peeled shrimp 1 pint oysters, drained 1- 6oz can crabmeat or 1/2 cup fresh 1 can 4oz ...

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