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Nothing is more satisfying than Mama’s Crawfish Étouffée. Crawfish tails cooked in vegetables and spices, served over hot rice-what could be better to serve the ones you love?
Makes 6 Servings
- 1 cup unsalted butter, divided
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 (16-ounce) package cooked crawfish tails
- 1/2 cup seafood stock
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce
- Hot cooked rice, to serve
- Garnish: chopped fresh parsley, chopped green onion
- In a large Dutch oven, heat 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and tomato; cook until tender. Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Add crawfish, and stir to combine. Add stock; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, simmer until liquid is reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Add Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning and Slap Ya Mama Hot Sauce. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
- Cut remaining 3/4 cup butter into cubes. Remove pan from heat; fold in cubed butter, stirring until a creamy sauce forms. Serve over hot cooked rice. Garnish with parsley and green onion, if desired.
Autumn is upon us and everyone is getting ready for warmer clothes, hot beverages and comforting foods. Casseroles are some of the most comforting foods whether they are childhood favorites or new-found recipes. Here at Slap Ya Mama, we are all about comfort. In fact, the reason behind our spice blends come from our love of family and tradition. What is more comforting than that?
If you love casseroles, then you most definitely know that chicken pot pie is a classic. However, nothing is better than a cajun spiced chicken pot pie. If you want a quick and easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy, look no further.
One 9-inch round refrigerated pie dough
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme and basil
1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 ounces small red potatoes, diced
3 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken (from a rotisserie chicken)
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapenos
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place the pie dough on a baking sheet and brush with a little milk. Sprinkle with the thyme, basil, and 1/4 teaspoon of SLAP YA MAMA SEASONING. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 18 minutes. Break into quarters.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion and remaining 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Gradually pour in the milk while stirring to avoid lumps. Add the potatoes and 2 cups water. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are cooked and the liquid is thickened, about 15 minutes. Add the chicken and jalapenos and simmer until the chicken is heated through, about 3 minutes. Thin the sauce with a little water if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
Southern Fried Okra
By Joy at Pure Joy
It’s summer and okra is growing like weeds down in Louisiana. Okra is such a great vegetable. Of course, we Southerners have decided it is best battered and fried!
15 large okra
2 cups of flour
2 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Cajun Seasoning
5 eggs scrambled
1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Cajun Seasoning for the egg mixture
Oil for frying
Heat oil to 350
Cut okra into desired size. Place 2 cups of flour and 2 tbsp of Slap Ya Mama in a bowl and stir dry ingredients until completly mixed. In a separate bowl scramble 5 eggs mixed with 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama to it. Place the okra in the egg mixture to soak first and then transfer it into the flour mixture. Carefully place in hot oil and fry until golden. Serve and Enjoy!