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Jackie’s Meatloaf

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Meatloaf can be made with any variety of meats (picture is turkey and small amount of pork sausage). You can use any single ground meat or mix pork with beef or combine venison with pork. Any combination sure to please the hungry Cajuns. Ingredients1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup milk ...

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Fresh and Smoked Sausage

Smoked Sausage with Vegetables and Tomatoes

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Cajuns are known for the art of making fresh and smoked sausage. Sausage making is a traditional food preservation technique that can be accomplished by curing, drying, or smoking. Ingredients6 to 8 ounces of your favorite fully-cooked smoked sausage 1 tbsp oil 2 cups zucchini, thinly sliced 1 small onion, ...

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Hot Spicy Okra with Rice

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The author says of this recipe: “The Tabasco is the secret ingredient. The okra still has good texture but is softened enough and the flavor is much more like fried okra. Everyone who likes okra and even some that don’t because of the slime really like this dish.” Ingredients1 pound ...

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Crawfish Bisque

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Get fo’ or t’ree of y’all’s people together; maybe your nonc or your parraine and Granmere’ and f’sho your cher ami, especially if y’all make double or quadruple batches. Good company around the make-table makes the time go fast and the food taste better. This recipe quantity allows for freezing. If ...

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Heather’s Fried Battered Shrimp and Fish Fry Mix

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A wonderful homemade fried battered recipe for your choice of food! The homemade fish fry is also great for catfish, eggplants, zucchini or any foods requiring a light batter. Use the egg batter or simply wet the item with water, shake excess water and roll in fish fry mixture. Ingredients2 ...

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Seafood Jambalaya

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Jambalaya, a Cajun/Creole dish, is perhaps the most versatile main dish that Louisiana has to offer. Jambalaya may be made with beef, pork, chicken, duck, shrimp, oysters, crayfish, sausage, or any combination. Some of the more standard additions are green pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley celery, and onions. Generally, the vegetables ...

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Blackberry Dumplings

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This recipe is ideal for summertime gatherings.The picture is the base sauce before adding the dumpling. Ingredients1 gallon blackberries 4 cups to 5 cups sugar 3 quarts water 1 1/2 cup self rising flour 3 tbsp melted margarine 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs beaten 2 tbsp sugarDirectionsStep 1Blackberry: Boil blackberries, ...

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Easy Chili

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This chili is super easy to make and super good.. Ingredients5 pounds ground beef 1 tbsp McCormick Season All or Cajun Spice 1/4 cup oil for browning 1 package Cajun Trinity or 2 medium chopped onions, 1 stalk celery and 1 medium bell pepper 3 large 15oz cans Hunts Tomato ...

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Grillades for Grits

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Grillards or Grillades is very popular meat dish and are served on grits or rice. Ingredients1 pound beef round steak 1 large onions minced 3 tbsp oil or bacon fat 2 cups boiling water 1 bay leaf 2 tbsp flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 sprig ...

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Fig Preserve Cookies

Mildred’s Fig Cookies

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Cajuns love their figs, fig preserves, fig cakes, and fig cookies! This is one of our favorite fig cookie recipes. Ingredients1 stick softened butter 2 cups sugar 1 cup fig preserves 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 3 cups flour 1 tsp each nutmeg and cinnamon or more to tasteDirectionsStep ...

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Sausage and Pecan Filled Tart

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A tart is defined an open pastry case containing a filling. This savory recipe is the perfect for tart filling. The recipe uses either a mini filo shell, puff pastry or your own ready to fill tart. A unique combination – the taste is mouthwatering and very appealing, good-tasting and savory: This link ...

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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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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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Best Corn Dip

Average Rating: (4 / 5)

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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