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Cajun Dinner Sampler – A Piece of Heaven

This Cajun Dinner Sampler is definitely a piece of heaven right here on Earth.  If you are not lucky enough to live in Louisiana, therefore you may not get to enjoy these delicacies often.  This is one of the best options for dinner here at the mansion is this sampler. Cajun Dinner Sampler You will experience some of…

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Holy Trinity in Cooking Cajun Cuisine

The Holy Trinity is a classic flavor base when cooking Cajun dishes.  It is typically arrived at by sauteing a combination of diced onions, bell peppers and celery.  Cooking the vegetables in butter or oil releases their flavor, which is infused into any sauce mixture when other ingredients are added. The Holy Trinity  is the…

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Southern Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce Recipe

Bread Pudding, a southern tradition, makes its way at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast as one of its signature dishes.   Although there are many variations, not all bread puddings are worthy of the name. The perfect bread pudding would be exceptionally moist with an “over the top” Rum Sauce. Well.. In my…

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Cajun Shrimp and Grits Recipe

This recipe, Cajun shrimp with cheese grits is a staple in our home and specifically with my son Kaleb because of its fabulous combination of cajun spiced shrimp and creamy, savory grits. We never used instant grits, its was always prepared the ole fashion way. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll look at shrimp &…

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Cajun Corn Maque Choux Recipe

There are different variations of corn maque choux on the internet; while no doubt they are probably good, many are not the true authentic corn maque choux our Grand Mothers made.  Some recipes have adapted putting bacon in it, but again, this was not the original recipe. Making corn maque choux was always a yearly event in my…

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Cajun Roux Recipe

Cajun Roux Recipe If you’re Cajun, you know it starts with the original Roux recipe for most of our stews and our famous gumbos which we are known for.  It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, rest assured a Cajun gumbo will most likely be on your table. Although a dark brown Roux…

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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

There are different variations of Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.  This version is authentic and created by my Grandmother “Cottin” who handed her recipe down to my Mom.  Remember that not all gumbo’ are alike; and most of all, Cajun gumbos are different than Creole gumbo.  You can learn more about the differences of a…

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Cajun Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

There are basically two variations of Cajun Shrimp and Okra gumbo; the Cajun Shrimp and Okra kind and the creole Shrimp and Okra kind.  There is a big difference between how each gumbo looks and also how they taste.  So if you’ve been to New Orleans and said you ate gumbo, you didn’t eat a good…

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Cajun Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Please note that this is a Cajun shrimp gumbo recipe and not a Creole shrimp gumbo recipe.  There seems to be misconceptions between the two types of gumbos.  Cajuns never use tomatoes in their gumbo.  Now just like Creole gumbos, Cajuns do however make shrimp okra gumbo; but it is very different and in my…

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