Carnival Season Recipes

Carnival Season Recipes

Mardi Gras- or Carnival- is celebrated in many cities worldwide with strong Catholic ties. Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th, called Epiphany or Twelfth Night, the day the three kings reached baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

Today, communities along the gulf coast from Texas to Florida celebrate Mardi Gras season. Each area prides itself on its own unique customs, from parades, costumes, and formal balls to special food and libations.For us a big part of Mardi Gras, is the special food that is deep knit into the Louisiana culture. Follow along for Mama’s Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes.

Mama’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

 Looking to experience some of Louisiana’s finest dishes? Try Slap Ya Mama’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo recipe. Delivering unparalleled Louisiana Cajun flavor from our home in Ville Platte, LA. After trying our recipe, you’ll love it so much you’ll want to come on down to visit us at our home.

Recipe Link: slapyamama.com/mamas-chicken-sausage-gumbo

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.

Recipe Link: slapyamama.com/mamas-muffulettas/

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Maw Maw’s Red Beans & Rice

Maw Maw’s Red Beans & Rice

Maw's Maw's one pot Red Beans is so easy, and delicious. Everyone will be wanting seconds!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Margarine
  • 1 tbsp Large Sweet Onion (chopped about 2 cups)
  • ½ Large Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 lb Cooked Sausage Sliced or Diced
  • 1 15.5 Oz Can Red Beans undrained
  • 1 8oz Can Tomatoes with Green Chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup Medium Grain Rice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, heat margarine over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; saute until translucent, about 7 minutes. Add sausage and all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until all liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Mama’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Mama’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Our favorite part of the holiday season is the food! Unfortunately, for many, holiday cooking can cause a lot of stress. That stress stems from deciding what to cook. Don’t worry Mama is here to help! From deviled eggs, to cocktails, Mama’s Holiday Recipes will impress everyones taste buds.

 

Mama’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

 Looking to experience some of Louisiana’s finest dishes? Try Slap Ya Mama’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo recipe. Delivering unparalleled Louisiana Cajun flavor from our home in Ville Platte, LA. After trying our recipe, you’ll love it so much you’ll want to come on down to visit us at our home.

Recipe Link: slapyamama.com/mamas-chicken-sausage-gumbo

Spicy Pomegranate Margarita

Mama is heating things up with her Spicy Pomegranate Margarita. Simple and delicious, these margaritas are made with fresh lime juice and pomegranate juice. Make a single cocktail or whip up a pitcher for a crowd.

Recipe Link: slapyamama.com/holiday-pomegranate-margarita/

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Bloody Mary Bombs

Bloody Mary Bombs

 

The perfect appetizer to get the party started!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Poke tiny holes in tomatoes with appetizer skewer. Put the tomatoes and celery on the skewers.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together vodka, and Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary Mix.
  • Add tomato and celery skewers to the big bowl of Bloody Mary Mix. Let soak for 2-24 hrs.
  • After soaking, In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook sausage. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add the sausage to the skewers with tomatoes and celery. Season with Slap & serve.
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Mama’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Holiday Pomegranate Margarita

 

Bring the Holiday Cheer, with this Pomegranate Spicy Margarita! Rimed with Slap and full of flavor, this is the perfect holiday drink to make for a party, or even a night in.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Jalapeños
  • 4 oz Silver Tequila
  • 8 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • Juice of two limes
  • Slap Ya Mama Original Blend (for rim)
  • Sprig of Rosemary for garnish
  • crushed ice
  • Pomegranate Seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker combine pomegranate juice, tequila, juice of limes. Shake well until combined.
  • Rim two glasses with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend. Pour margaritas in ice filled glasses and garnish with, pomegranate seeds, rosemary, and jalapeños.
  • Cheers and enjoy!
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Variations on Gumbo And Other Unique Recipe Ideas

A good gumbo is widely disputed, and there are so many different ways that it is served that some people might be confused about what is real and what is an imitator. You’re probably familiar with seafood gumbo as well as the classic chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, but there are many other ways to eat this popular dish than you may know. As restaurants around the globe try to imitate what is often sought out in Louisiana, let’s take a look at the different forms and variations of gumbo.
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Buffalo Chex Mix

Buffalo Chex Mix

 

Bring your Chex Mix to the next level with Slap Ya Mama Wing Sauce. This Chex Mix is perfect for snacking or passing around a tailgate.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a cookie tray with tin foil and set it aside. Place Chex Mix in a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Pour butter and Wing Sauce over the Chex Mix and stir gently to evenly distribute.
  • Pour the Chex Mix out onto the lined cookie tray and spread out to make an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the cajun spice overtop of the Chex mix. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the Chex Mix, is dry to the touch but before it starts to brown. Allow the Chex Mix to cool on the baking tray before packaging or serving.
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Poor Boys, Po-boys, and Po’boys

Poor Boys, Po-boys, and Po’boys

 What is a Poor Boy? 

A poor boy is a traditional sandwich with deep roots in New Orleans, Louisiana. The sandwich is made out of french bread with a thin, crisp crust and a light and fluffy inside, stuffed with meat like roast beef or seafood like fried shrimp.  

Do not forget to get your poboy fully dressed! What could a fully dressed sandwich mean? Simple, fully dressed poor boy, includes lettuce, mayo, pickles, and tomatoes. 

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Mama’s Game Day Recipes

Mama’s Game Day Recipes

Here in Louisiana, we know how to prepare for a game day! While some people flock to the Superdome or their local sports bar, others are preparing for a fun game day party at their home. If you have volunteered to throw a party at your house, there are probably a million things running through your mind. Hosting a game day party doesn’t have to be stressful. If you plan ahead it will be nothing but fun for you and your guests!
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Time-Saving Recipes

Time-Saving Recipes

For some people, summer is still going strong but for those of you that are parents, it’s time to get the kids back in school. With the school year comes rehearsals, after-school sports, homework, and a whole whirlwind of activities coming your way. When it comes to preparing dinner, it’s best to have dinner ideas that are quick and easy. However, here at Slap Ya Mama, we still believe in keeping your easy and quick dinners as delicious as possible.

You can get dinner on the table in a flash with almost zero cleanup thanks to foil pack recipes. In addition, with all of the diet trends out there including keto, intermittent fasting, low-carb, and high-carb: you can modify any of these recipes to your liking. Here are three recipes that you can try on nights where your time over the stove is limited. All recipes are baked at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.

The best part about foil packs isn’t even the short time it takes to prepare them or how delicious they taste. The cleanup is almost non-existent!

Cajun Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs

Combine chopped steak, garlic, butter, Slap Ya Mama Seasoning, cubed potatoes, and onions in a bowl and pour into your foil pack.

Slap Ya Mama Spiced Sausage and Veggie Packs

Combine sliced smoked sausage, chopped peppers (of your choice), and onions, Slap Ya Mama Seasoning and olive oil in a bowl and pour into your foil pack.

Cajun Chicken Tacos

Combine chopped chicken, Slap Ya Mama Seasoning, jalapenos, pineapple, and peppers of your choice in a bowl with melted butter and pour into your foil pack.

We love to hear our audience’s recipes and ideas! If you have a foil pack recipe, please leave them below so that we can experience your recipe too! Remember, you can modify your Slap Ya Mama seasoning depending on dietary restrictions or your preference as well! We offer low-sodium seasoning and more!

 

How Gulf Shrimp Became The King of Shrimp

How Gulf Shrimp Became The King of Shrimp

It’s easy to find popcorn shrimp, in fact, we are a popcorn shrimp nation. We are enthralled by endless shrimp platters and all-you-can-eat seafood buffets and love overstuffed po’boys, steaming bowls of scampi, takeout containers dripping with kung pao, and one of Louisiana’s favorite: Cajun seasoned shrimp. However, for those of us, that know shrimp know that popcorn shrimp is a fraud.
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