All about Cajun and Creole food

Some of the most delicious food in the world is found right here in Louisiana. Here’s why: “You gotta eat!”, is a popular saying in these parts. Mealtime is a huge part of Louisiana culture and I still remember growing up with every visit to every home including a meal. I still fondly look back…

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Holy Trinity

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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About Cajun Food The Cajun Sampler Dinner is the most popular among guests at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion primarily because most everyone traveling through are anxious to taste our succulent foods. Louisiana is home of the most precious cuisines in the world; even describing the food in a few short sentences can be difficult.  Cajuns prefer…

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Eating Crawfish

From Tennessee, Ms Betty is eating crawfish & enjoying Cajun Life for the first time ever. Connecting with her immediately, she is easy to talk to and is so full of life.  Traveling with a friend, Ms Betty wanted to experience whatever she could in Cajun country in just two short days before she headed out to New Orleans. She set…

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Coleslaw is a delicious classic served at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

For me, coleslaw can either be too creamy, too watery, too bland or too dry and there are VERY FEW restaurants that offer good coleslaw with lots of flavor.  Heck!  Any time I order a plate lunch and see coleslaw in it, I just scrape it off my plate.  I remember as a small child, mom…

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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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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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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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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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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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