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Southern Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce Recipe

Bread Pudding is a southern tradition that is served at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion as one of its signature dishes

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

Cajun shrimp with cheese grits is a staple at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

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

Delicious cajun corn maque choux is made easily and can be served at Louisiana Cajun Mansion

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

Homemade roux is well worth the time to make a delicious gumbo

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

Okra is mostly used in Cajun cooking and can be served at Louisiana Cajun Mansion

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

Shrimp gumbo can be served at Louisiana Cajun Mansion

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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Boiled Crawfish Recipe

Recipe for Boiling Crawfish There are many recipes for boiling crawfish; however this recipe has been tried and tested and it works every single time!  It’s how my Dad boiled his crawfish and I trust Daddy! Boiling crawfish is a tradition, and when done right, its an event.  Begin by getting your back yard or patio ready.…

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The Crawfish Bowl Recipe

Crawfish Bowl

Most everyone who comes to Louisiana wants to experience eating Crawfish because everyone associates Cajun country with crawfish.  Although crawfish can be prepared many different ways such as crawfish pie, crawfish etoufee, fried crawfish, etc, the number one way to eat crawfish is boiled.  Boiling crawfish is uniquely done using specific Cajun seasonings and each person…

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