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Seafood Surprise

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Enjoy this fun information on LA seafood: in a blind taste test, consumers chose Louisiana oysters over others sold in the US 85% of the time. Cajuns will chose it 100% of the time. Fried Oyster or Fried Shrimp compliment this dish. Ingredients1 stick butter 1 medium onion minced 3 ...

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Banana Punch

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This sweet punch has a nice pulpy texture. Ingredients4 cups sugar 6 cups water 2 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup lemon juice 4 cups pineapple juice 5 ripe bananas mashed 28 ounces bottle ginger ale chilledDirectionsStep 1First make a simple syrup by combining the 4 cups sugar and 6 ...

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Crunchy Coleslaw Salad

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We found a delicious way to make cabbage unhealthy! Ingredients1 pound coleslaw 1 bunch green onions - scallions 1 cup sliced toasted almonds 1 cup sunflower seeds 2 packages Ramen Noodles (leave out seasoning packet) 3/4 cup oil 1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute 1/3 cup vinegarDirectionsStep 1In a cup, ...

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Potato Soup

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Potatoes are definitely America’s favorite vegetable. And, of course, Cajuns are no exception. Ingredients8 slices of thick season bacon, cut into 1 inch then fried until crisp 5 large red Irish potatoes 1 large onion chopped 1 pint Half n Half 1 can cream of corn 2 cans cream of ...

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Chicken Casserole

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No Cajun wedding reception is complete without a wonderful food, booze (drink responsibly), and the “Chicken Dance” song. While often placed firmly on the “do not play” list along with “YMCA” and the “Macarena,” the song about flapping your wings like a silly bird still sneaks onto the set list ...

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Wild and Tame – The 4 to 6 Hour Stew

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This recipe’s author, Mike, writes: My great great grand mother taught me how to cook on a wood fired stove and I have been hooked ever sense. I spent the last 2 fall seasons in Alaska on a jut of land on the Bering Sea cooking for a duck guide. ...

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Chicken and Dumplings

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This is a shortcut chicken and dumplings recipe. If you’d like to make the dumplings yourself, check out our homemade dumplings recipe. Ingredients1 whole chicken 2 sweet onions 4 red potatoes 1/2 stick butter 1 quart whole milk garlic clove bunch of parsley 1/2 large spoon Accent 2 cans Butter ...

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Perfect Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding was the answer to what to do with leftover bread, which probably came about soon after the invention of bread. Bread pudding is a ‘common’ dessert, definitely not the high end haute cuisine but you would never convince Cajuns or your guest that it isn’t. See our website ...

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Spiced Nuts

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A different fun way to eat nuts. A daily dose of a handful of nuts brings about immense health benefits. Eating 25-50 grams nuts a day may reduce the risk or diabetes and heart disease. Many think that eating nuts will cause weight gain; however the key is to eat ...

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Pineapple and Peach Cobbler

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So Good – So Easy – Easy as 1-2-3 IngredientsLayer One 1 tall can crushed pineapple 1/2 cup sugar 2 tbsp flour or cornstarch Layer 2 1 can 16 oz sliced peaches or 2 cups fresh peaches 1/3 cup sugar (for syrup mixture) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 ...

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Pan-Fried Flounder Fillets

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Ingredients2 pounds flounder fillets 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 cup tarragon vinegar 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour Cucumber Sauce 1 cup dairy sour cream 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp paprika 1 tsp lemon juice 1 cup grated pared cucumber dash pepper ...

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French Fried Shrimp

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Ingredients1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 2/3 cup milk 1 tbsp oil 1 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined 1/2 tsp red pepper oil for fryingDirectionsStep 1Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together egg, milk and tablespoon corn oil; add to flour mixture. ...

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Rum – Almond – Raisin – Cream Trifle

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Ingredients1/2 cup rum 3/4 cup chopped almonds 3/4 cup golden raisins 1 (3 oz) package vanilla regular pudding and pie filling 1 Angel Food cake 1/2 cup chilled whipping creamDirectionsStep 1Pour rum over chopped almonds and raisins in a small bowl. Let stand one hour. Prepare vanilla pudding and pie ...

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Pickled Turnips

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Our author cook writes: If you like a fresh radish or the taste of fresh grated mild horseradish, you will really like these pickled turnips. If you don’t care for horse radish or radishes, you will like these anyway. You can make these turnip pickles as spicy as your taste ...

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Venison Hash

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Mikes writes: “This recipe is easy but cook time can take a while. Right after the war before all the gas and electric stoves and I was still very young, my Great Grand Ma and Pa would make this outside in a huge 3 legged wash pot over hot coals. ...

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Moist & Tasty Baked Turkey with Cajun Brown Gravy

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The author writes – This is a recipe that I have modified from baked chicken to turkey. It is very moist, and very tasty. It is self- basting as you will see from the recipe instructions. There will be a transfer of smoked flavor from the bacon into the turkey. ...

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Venison Grillades

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These grillades are great served over cheese grits at a holiday brunch. Ingredients2 pounds venison tenderloin cut into 3/4" cubes 1 to 2 minced garlic 1 tbsp salt 1/2 tsp cayenne 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 cups ...

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Venison Steak with Tomato Gravy

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Ingredients6 10 venison steaks (cubed is best) in a pinch you could substitute beef or pork instead 1 can mushrooms (small) 2 sweet onions chopped 1 bell pepper chopped 1 bunch chopped parsley 1/3 cup sweet basil 2 ounces Heinz 57 Sauce 2 ounces A-1 Steak Sauce 1 to 2 ...

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Venison Chili

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This is a nice venison chili. Ingredients4 pounds ground venison 1 1/2 pound of ½” cubes of venison steak or loin cooking oil 4 large chopped onions 4 minced gloves garlic 4 cans 7oz. mild diced green chilies (drained) 1 can crushed or diced tomatoes 2 tsp salt 1 tsp ...

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Sand Tarts – Pecan Sandies

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This cookie was served annually at my Alma Mater. A favorite for the high school homecoming teas. It grew to be one of our family favorites. We always had these at Christmas time as pecans were in season at that time. Ingredients1 pound butter room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar ...

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