Catfish Courtbouillon

Catfish Courtbouillon

This cross section cuts of whole dressed catfish are covered in quickly cooked broth that poaches the meat and creates a delicious dish.
This amazing recipe comes for our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Trust us, this collection of favorites is sure to leave you feeling a little Cajun yourself. 


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 catfish steaks (about 2 pounds)
  • tsps Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 tsps minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • hot cooked rice, to serve


  • In a large cast-iron stock pot or dutch oven, heat oil over low heat.
  • Sprinkle catfish with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning; place fish in pot. Layer with onion, bell pepper, and garlic; top with tomato sauce. (Do not stir.) Cover and shake pot in a circular motion. Fish will put out a little water. If not enough, you can add a little. Cook for 1 hour, shaking occasionally.
  • Add green onion and parsley; cook for 10 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.
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Meatball Stew

Meatball Stew


Forget pasta-combine these beef and pork meatballs with warm broth and water!
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped, chopped (about 2 cups) and divided
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup) and divided
  • 2 tsps Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Dark roux (recipe follows)
  • 2 tsps minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • hot cooked rice to serve

Dark Roux

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, and a small amount of onion and bell pepper. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg and Worcestershire. Add egg mixture to meat mixture, and mix well with your hands. Shape mixture into 12 palm-size meat balls. Set aside.
  • Fill a 10-inch cast-iron stockpot or Dutch oven with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a medium. Add roux; cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Reduce heat; add meatballs, garlic, remaining onion, remaining bell pepper, and water to cover meatballs. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.; stir carefully. Cook over medium heat for about 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in green onion and parsley during last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve hot cooked rice.

Dark Roux

  • In a 8-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes; add flour stirring to combine. Cook stirring frequently, until peanut butter roux forms, about 20 minutes.
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Need a New Game Time Dip? 5 Winning Super Bowl Dips!

Need a New Game Time Dip? 5 Winning Super Bowl Dips!

The touchdowns are great. The half-time show is awesome. Super Bowl commercials are cool.  What really makes the super bowl is the tasty dips!  We have included Mama’s 5 favorite dips. From a french onion dip, to cheese dips, and crawfish dips, we’ve got you covered for Super Bowl LV.

Flag on the play, you need more than just dips to hold you over during the big game. Check out Mama’s Top 10 Super Bowl Foods. From wings, ribs, and bacon wrapped jalapeños this Super Bowl sure is gonna taste great!

1. Paw Paw Dub’s Hot Dip

Named after its biggest fan, Paw Paw Dub, you’ll fall in love with this cheesy, spicy dip that will have everyone asking for the recipe! This dip is quick and easy when you need to bring something delicious to a potluck, game day party, or to just enjoy on the comfort of your couch. 

Link to Paw Paw Dubs Hot Dip Recipe 

2. Crawfish Bread Bowl

What could possibly make a cheesy dip filled with savory vegetables and crawfish better? Aunt Celeste knows- serving it in a bread bowl, of course. This Slap Ya Mama Crawfish Dip Bread bowl is a creamy delight you just cannot turn down.

Link to Crawfish Dip Bread Bowl Recipe

3. French Onion Dip 

Everyone knows the rule, french onion dip is a must for football games. This fresh and creamy French Onion Dip is the perfect crowd-pleasing dip for your next gathering. With its simple and fresh ingredients, this recipe is as easy to make as it is flavorful. 

Link to French Onion Dip Recipe 

4. Game Time Dip

Slap Ya Mama game time dip

It’s game time and you need the perfect game time dip to support your team and feed your stomach. Try Slap Ya Mama’s Game Time Dip featuring a perfect combination of spicy, cheesy, and stuffed full of sausage. This combination makes for the perfect dip to devour while cheering on your favorite team.

Link to Game Time Dip Recipe 

5. Crab Dip

A good dip should be irresistible and addictive, and this dip is just that. You’ll never have to ask, “What can I bring?” again. The combination of the cream cheese, crab, garlic, and hot sauce really brings home the win.

Link to Crab Dip Recipe 


Let’s Spice Up Your Super Bowl:  Mama’s Top 10 Super Bowl Dishes!

Let’s Spice Up Your Super Bowl: Mama’s Top 10 Super Bowl Dishes!

Super Bowl parties look a little different this year. Well thats okay, because we all know the best part of the party, is the food… Get ready to have a taste bud blow out, here are 10 Super Bowl foods that are better than a touchdown. From wings, chili, to fried boudin balls and more we’ve got what you need to support your team and feed your stomach.

Dip game weak? Check out our 5 Winning Super Bowl Dips. From french onion dip, to cheese dips, and crawfish dips, we’ve got you covered for Super Bowl LV.

1. Sweet & Spicy Cajun Wings

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 We love our wings and we love our seasonings - so we put them together. Score Slap Ya Mama’s Sweet & Spicy Cajun Wings complete with our very own original and hot blend seasoning and Slap Ya Mama Hot Pepper Sauce for extra flavor. You haven’t tried real Cajun wings until you’ve tried our concoction. Check out recipe details and whip some up today.

Link to Sweet & Spicy Cajun Wings Recipe  

2. Slap Ya Mama Stuffed Jalapeños Wrapped in Bacon

It isn’t  Super Bowl Sunday until someone whips up a batch of these stuffed jalapeños. Stuffed with cream cheese, Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and more.  As an added bonus there is bacon involved. Get ready for these spicy treats!

Link to Slap Ya Mama Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños Recipe  

3. Hot ‘n’ Spicy Baby Back Ribs

Hot ‘n’ Spicy ribs are a menu must-have. Mama’s Ribs are sweet, sticky and oh so spicy, seasoned in our Hot blend for the perfect kick. These baby backs are sure to bring the heat.

Link to Hot ‘n’ Spicy Baby Back Ribs Recipe 

4. Mama’s Muffulettas 

Mama’s Muffuletta is not your average deli meat sandwich-layers of meat, cheese, and olives are served up on fresh bread to create this instant favorite. This sandwich is perfect to cut up and share as an appetizer… or keep it all for yourself.

Link to Mama’s Muffuletta Recipe 

5. Slap Ya Mama Sloppy Joes

Nothing like Mama’s classic Sloppy Joes to remind you of your childhood and watching the game with your family. This crowd-pleasing sandwich has a thick meaty filling smothered in our Cajun Pepper Sauce. You definitely need a fork and a few napkins to eat this mouthwatering meal!

Link to Slap Ya Mama Sloppy Joe Recipe 

6. Slap Ya Mama Chili 

Chili holds a special spot on Super Bowl Sunday there is nothing better than a bowl of hearty beef & bean chili spiced up with Slap Ya Mama.  Using our grandmother’s recipe, with a few changes, this spicy and hearty chili will hit the spot. 

Link to Slap Ya Mama Chili Recipe 

7. Slap Ya Mama Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slap Ya Mama Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slow cooker recipe? We think yes. This Slap Ya Mama Pulled Pork Sandwich is everything you want and more. The bbq deliciousness, combined with the jalapeño coleslaw will have your mouth watering for more. This is a delicious and easy slow cooker recipe that everyone will enjoy!

Link to Slap Ya Mama Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe 

8. Fried Boudin Balls 

Perfect for passing around a family party or just frying up for fun, these bite-size boudin balls are deep-fried and seasoned with two famous Slap Ya Mama Products.

Link to Fried Boudin Balls Recipe 

9. Slap Ya Mama Sliders 

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Sliders are good, Slap Ya Mama sliders are better. Made with our Cajun Pepper sauce and seasoning this delicious bite will leave you feeling like a cajun.

Link to Slap Ya Mama Sliders Recipe 

10. Slaps Game Day Nachos 

Slap Ya Mama Game Day Nachos

Ready for some real game day food? It’s not game day without Slap Ya Mama’s Game Day Nachos! All your favorite nacho game day needs including shredded chicken, ground beef, topped with your favorite seasonings and Slap Ya Mama’s original and hot blend seasonings.

Link to Slaps Game Day Nacho Recipe 

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup


Few things can't be solved over a steaming bowl of French onion soup. Let your problems melt away with your first taste of this warm broth topped baguette rounds and Swiss cheese.
This tasty recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun, order your copy today for more tasty recipes!
Servings 8


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 8 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can of beef consommé
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • toasted baguette rounds
  • Shredded Swiss cheese
  • Garnish: fresh thyme


  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and onions, in batches if necessary; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is golden brown, about 1 hour.
  • Add garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in flour, and cook for 2 minutes. Add beef broth, beef consommé, salt, pepper, and Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Add thyme to soup, and simmer for 5 minutes. Ladle soup into oven proof bowls; top with baguette rounds and cheese.
  • Broil 6 inches from heat until cheese is browned and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Garnish with thyme, if desired.
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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas


Black-eyed Peas are a southern good luck tradition for New Years Day. Start soaking your peas for luck and prosperity.
This tasty recipe was created by our wonderful ambassador Joy.
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  • Soak dry beans over night. Drain water the next day.
  • In a large pot, sauté chopped bacon, onions, and celery. Cook them down a few minutes until soft.
  • Add chicken broth, beans, spices, and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 2 hours until beans are nice and soft.
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Classic Collard Greens

Classic Collard Greens


Bacon drippings and smoked turkey turn these greens into a side that can stand on its own.
Servings 3


  • 2 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 4 bunches collard greens, stemmed and chopped (about 32 cups)
  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar


  • In a large Dutch oven, heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Add collards in batches, stirring until wilted after each addition. Add turkey leg, broth, salt, and Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning; cover and cook until greens are tendered about 25 minuted. Stir in vinegar. Serve immediately.
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Fried Catfish Po’Boys

Fried Catfish Po’Boys


Put your fish fry to good use by slathering it in Rémoulade Sauce and turning it into one of these crave-worthy sandwiches.
Servings 4


Fried Catfish Po'Boys

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 12 oz. box of Slap Ya Mama Fish Fry
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 4 catfish fillets
  • ½ cup Remoulade Sauce
  • 4 (6-to 8-inch) loaves French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup shredded iceburg lettuce
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced

Rémoulade Sauce

  • cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • tbsp capers, chopped
  • tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


Fried Catfish Po'Boys

  • In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°
  • In a medium bowl, place Slap Ya Mama Cajun Fish Fry. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and 1 tablespoon water. Dip fish in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Dredge in fish fry, coating completely. Working in batches, fry fish until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Let drain on paper towels.
  • Using a spatula, spread ¼ cup Rémoulade Sauce onto bottom half of each loaf. Top with fried fish, lettuce, tomato, and pour an additional ¼ cup Basic Rémoulade over each sandwich. Cover with top halves of loaves.

Rémoulade Sauce (Makes about 1 ½ cups)

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding


Hearty and classic, this meringue-topped beauty is meant for passing around a table filled with the loved ones.
This delicious recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. From squirrel season to crawfish season, you’ll be inspired by the true flavors of Louisiana.


  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • 2⅔ cup plus ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • ½ cup cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tbsp plus ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • (16-ounce) loaves French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ tsp almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add 2⅔ cups sugar, whisking until thick and pale yellow. Add evaporated milk, melted butter, bourbon, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, whisking until smooth. Add bread cubes and fold until bread is coated. Place in prepared baking dosh.
  • Bake until knife inserted in the center comes out clean, let cool on wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites, almond extract, remaining ½ cup sugar, and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Top bread pudding with meringue mixture.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
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Fried Chicken Club Sandwiches

Fried Chicken Club Sandwiches


While it's impossible to get tired of fried chicken, you can shake things up by covering it in C'est Bon Slaw to create a deep-fried club sandwich.
This recipe if from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun


Chicken Sandwich

C'est Bon Slaw

  • 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  • ½ cup cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Creole Mustard
  • ¾ tsp celery salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend


  • In a 13x9-inch baking dish, combine buttermilk and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce.
  • Add chicken to dish, making sure meat is submerged. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet, pour oil to depth of 1 inch, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°.
    In another 13x9-inch baking dish, stir together flour and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.
  • Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, discarding marinade. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, turning to coat. Working in batches, fry chicken until browned on both sides and a meat thermometer inserted in thickest.

C'est Bon Slaw

  • In a large bowl, combine cabbages, carrot, and onion.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and all remaining ingredients. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cabbage mixture, stirring to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Slap Ya Mama Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Slap Ya Mama Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Bring your roasted pumpkin seeds to the next level with Slap Ya Mama Seasoning!



  • Carve hole in pumpkin. Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to remove the inside pulp, stringy fibers, and entangled raw seeds from the pumpkin.
  • Add the seeds to a colander, wash and remove any pulp left on the seeds. It’s okay if some flesh remains. Make sure to dry the seeds fully. This process will help to crisp up the seeds during roasting. 
  • Toss the seeds in a bowl with olive oil, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning 
  • Roast the seeds at 350°F for about 12 to 15 minutes, tossing the seeds every 5 minutes. When the seeds give a nutty aroma and golden brown color, they are ready!
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Turtle Soup

Turtle Soup


This dish is essential to the full experience of Louisiana cuisine and is always served with a glass of sherry.
Servings 8


  • 1 pound boneless turtle meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama HOT Blend Seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Dark Flour (recipe follows)
  • 8 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups dry sherry
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: chopped


  • Trim fat and gristle from turtle meat. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, and grind in a meat grinder.
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turtle meat; bell pepper, onion, calery, and garlic; cook until turtle is browned and onion is tendered, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in paprika, bay leaves, Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning, thyme, oregano, Slap Ya Mama HOT Blend Seasoning, cumin, coriander, and chili powder; cook for 2 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together Dark Flour and 2 cups of broth until smooth; stir into turtle mixture. Gradually stir in tomatoes, sherry, wine, and remaining 6 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves.
  • Add eggs, parsley, and lemon juice; cook for 15 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Divide soup among serving bowls. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices, if desired. Serve with sherry and french bread.

Dark Flour

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Spread flour onto a rimmed baking sheet
  • Bake until dark brown and nutty, stirring occasionally at first and frequently during the last 15 minutes. Let cool completely before using, and store in a airtight container for up to one month.
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