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. Continue Reading
Summer is here and you know what that means: time to have some friends over for an awesome cookout! You already know that Slap Ya Mama seasonings and sauces help make spice up anything you throw on the grill, so here are some other tips to help make your party the hottest in your neighborhood! Continue Reading
Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and saute onions, peppers, celery, garlic, and remaining tablespoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning and cook until veggies are tender about 5 minutes.
Next, add seasoned chicken thighs and cook until brown and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Then add andouille sausage and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add chicken stock, can of crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, and 1 ½ cup dry Cilantro Lime Right Rice and stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. If the mixture becomes too dry add more stock a ¼ cup at a time.
Remove bay leaves, then stir in shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes or until they become pink. Season with salt and pepper to taste and remove the pot from heat. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!
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.
8large eggs, separated
2⅔cupplus ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
3(15-ounce) cans evaporated milk
½cupcup unsalted butter, melted
1tbspplus ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
1tspSlap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
1½(16-ounce) loaves French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
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.
A good party snack should be irresistible and addictive, and this dip is just that. You'll never have to ask, "What can I bring?" again. For more delicious recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun !
In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add crabmeat and garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add bourbon; cook until liquid is reduced, about 2 minutes.
Fold crabmeat mixture into cream cheese mixture. Transfer to prepared pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake until mixture is hot and bubbly and cheese is light golden brown, about 24 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with green onion, if desired. Serve with pita chips.
What could possibly make a cheesy dip filled with savory vegetables and crawfish batter? Aunt Celeste knows-- serving it in a bread bowl, of course.For more delicious recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun !
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic; sauté until tender. Stir in Worcestershire. Add cream cheese, stirring until melted. Add soup, tomato sauce, and vegetable juice, stirring until well combined. Add cheese and half- and-half, stirring until cheese is melted.
Cut top off bread round, and set aside. Hollow out inside of loaf. make sure enough bread is left inside so that the bread does not have any holes. Press bread down inside bowl. Left over bread can be cubed and baked for dipping in crawfish dip.
Place bread bowl on a baking sheet. Pour crawfish mixture into bread bowl.
Bake for 30 minutes. Return top of bread round to bread bowl, and cover entire round with foil. Bake 20 minuted more. Remove top of bread round, and garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve warm with bread pieces and crackers.
Your favorite vegetables are cooked in tomato sauce and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning for an extra kick. Try adding noodles for a heartier meal. For more delicious recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun !
Chef Elliott Wilson regularly travels to New Orleans which inspired his Muffuletta Egg Rolls. An original New Orleans Muffuletta is a sandwich on round Italian bread, with cold cuts, cheese, and olive salad. Elliot really took this dish to the next level by turning them into Egg Rolls!
Mix 1 cup pitted brine-cured black olives, sliced 1 cup large pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion, 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery, 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley, Juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 ½ teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
Super thin cut on all the cheese and meats.
Rolling the Egg Roll
Take a look at the pictures to see how to construct the rolls, be patient with them, and make sure they are sealed well.
Place the meat inside of the cheese
Lay the Eggroll paper like a diamond. Place meat, and cheese in the middle. Then add the creole olive salad (see picture to see location).
Essential to Cajun cuisine and its history, this classic Acadian dish uses smoked pork stomach sausage and other flavorful ingredients to create a rich, comforting meal. This 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.
In a large cast-iron stockpot or Dutch oven, heat sausage and water just to cover over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until water is evaporated and sausage begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more water until sausage is covered, and cook, stirring frequently, until no water is left.
Add tomatoes with chiles; cook with sausage and keep stirring until sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute for about 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in a little water. Add ponce, and add water until half of ponce is covered. Cover and cook over medium heat until tender, about 1 ½ hours, turning 3 or 4 times, and poking once with a skewer in several places to release juices.
Add green onion and parsley. Slice ponce in a pot with gravy. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Chicken Sauce Piquante is a traditional Cajun recipe that has been around for generations. With a reddish spicy gravy, it has incredible flavor and is fairly simple to prepare. Served over rice, the dish was and still is a staple in many households in and around the Acadian area. For more recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun!
In a 4-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides. (Don't be afraid to burn the chicken a little or for it to stick to the bottom of the pot. This is where the gravy will come from.) Remove chicken from pot.
Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and just enough water to cover bottom of pot (about 1 cup); saute until vegetables are softened. Add tomato sauce; saute for 10 minutes. Add broth, cream, mushrooms, and remaining 1 tablespoon of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning; saute for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; return chicken to pot, and fill pot with just to top of the chicken (about 1 quart). Cover and boil, stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
Reduce heat, and uncover; stir in green onion and parsley. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Enjoy these Oysters? Check out more of Mama Jen’s recipes in our Growing Up Cajun - Cookbook. 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.
Preheat oven to broil. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Bring a large dutch oven with salted water to a boil. Add spinach; cook, stirring constantly, just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain; press to remove excess moisture. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning; cook stirring frequently, until brown and crumbly, about 15 minutes.
Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Add wine, and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking until wine reduces, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and salt; cook until liquid is almost evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bread crumbs and remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
Arrange oysters on a prepared pan top each oyster with about 1 tablespoon sausage mixture.
In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Cook bacon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving one tablespoon drippings in a pan.
Add butter to pan; stir in shallot and garlic, and cook until tender. Add wine, and cook until wine evaporates. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add brie, cream cheese, and parmesan, stirring until melted and combined. Stir in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
Preheat oven to 450°. Pour rock salt onto a rimmed baking sheet.
Arrange oysters on prepared pan. Top each oyster with about 2 tablespoons of brie sauce and 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.
Bake until browned and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble reserved bacon, and sprinkle over oysters.
Preheat oven to broil. Pour rock salt onto a rimmed baking sheet.
In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama - Cajun Hot Sauce, Slap Ya Mama - Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, pepper, and kosher salt; cook for 2 minutes. Add beer; cook until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, stirring until combined.
Arrange oysters on prepared pan. Divide sauce among oysters.
Bake until edges of oysters are curled, 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with rosemary if desired!
In a large skillet over medium heat, stir in butter, onions, and ½ tsp of Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Cajun Seasoning. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, continue stirring onions every few minutes, letting them caramelize to the bottom of the skillet before stirring again. Repeat this process for approximately 20 minutes or until the onions are dark golden brown. If the onions start to stick, you can deglaze the skillet with a splash of water.
When there is 2 minutes remaining on the onions, stir in garlic and sauté for the remaining time. Remove from heat and transfer into a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.
Once the onions have cooled, add them to a mixing bowl along with the sour cream, mayonnaise, green onions, parsley, and the remaining Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Cajun Seasoning. Mix well until creamy, garnish with herbs, a few more dashes of Slap Ya Mama and enjoy.