Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil

 

The quintessential Cajun meal- find a reason to celebrate and enjoy. Pop off the head and suck the juices, peel off the shell and pop the meat in your mouth.
Servings 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bucket or cooler, place live crawfish, 3 cups salt, and water to cover. Let stand for 30 minutes, discarding any crawfish that float to the top (which indicates crawfish are dead). Rinse crawfish thoroughly using cold water.
  • In a large outdoor 60-gallon pot with a crawfish basket, place 2 bags Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil, lemons(squeezing juices), and remaining 3 cups salt. Fill halfway with water, and bring to a boil over high heat on a heavy-duty outdoor burner. Add potatoes, corn, and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Submerge crawfish, and add sausage and remaining 2 bags Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil. Return water to a boil. Turn off heat, and cover. Let stand until crawfish are tender and float to top, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning to taste.
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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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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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.
Instagram: @joy.purejoy
Facebook: Pure Joy
Blog: Pure Joy Living
Author Pure Joy

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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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Mama Jen’s Crab Dip

Mama Jen’s Crab Dip

 

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 !
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce 
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning 
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) container jumbo limp crab meat, drained and pickled free of shell
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Garnish: sliced green onion
  • pita chips to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 1-quart backing dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, Mayonnaise, Swiss, shallot, lemon juice, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce , Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning , and mustard.
  • 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.
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Crawfish Bread Bowl

Crawfish Bread Bowl

 

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 !

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can of cream of shrimp soup
  • 1 (8-ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) can vegetable juice
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 1 lb cooked crawfish tails
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, to taste
  • Handful chopped green onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Dash of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce or Green Pepper Sauce 
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf Hawaiian sweet round bread
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers, to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • 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.
  • Season crawfish with zest and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Add crawfish mixture, green onion, parsley, thyme and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning to pan. Cook over low heat until thickened, about 3 minutes. (thicken with flour, if necessary.) Remove from heat.
  • 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.
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Muffuletta Egg Rolls

Muffuletta Egg Rolls

 

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!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Cajun, Chinese
Author Elliott Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brine-Cured Black Olives, Sliced
  • 1 cup Large Pimiento-Stuffed Olives, Sliced
  • ½ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Minced Yellow Onion
  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Celery
  • 2 tbsp Minced Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Minced Onion
  • tsp  Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • Thin Cut Provolone
  • Thin Cut Mozzarella
  • Thin Cut Mortadella
  • Thin Cut Salami
  • Thin Cut Capicola
  • Egg Roll Wrappers
  • White Sesame Seeds

Instructions

Creole Olive Salad

  • 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).
  • Roll the Egg Roll, Make sure it is sealed tight!
  • Heat vegetable oil in your skillet and deep fry to a golden brown, sprinkle with white sesame seeds, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning when done frying.

Notes

Elliott Prefers to use, Sargento provolone and mozzarella, Dietz and Watson mortadella, salami, & capicola, Nasoya egg roll paper, and Lindsay Olives 
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Fried Boudin Balls

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.
For more tasty recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun!
Servings 32 Boudin Balls

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow , whisk together eggs, salt, Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning , and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce. Shape boudin sausage into 1 ¼-inch balls.
  • Working in batches, dip balls in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Roll in bread crumbs, coating evenly.
  • In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2 inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°. Fry balls, in batches, until light brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Let drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
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Chicken Sauce Piquante

Chicken Sauce Piquante

 

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!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up (skin removed, if desired)
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • cup beef broth
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup diced mushroom
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
  • Hot cooked rice, to serve

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Note: You may add smoked sausage to this dish. If you do, treat it just as you would the chicken. 
Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
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Fried Oyster Salad

Fried Oyster Salad

 

Oysters in the half shelf are deep-fried to perfection and served over a creamy spinach mixture. Get 'em while they're hot!
This delicious recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast.
Servings 24 Oysters

Ingredients

  • 2 (6-ounce) bags fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp anise-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
  • tsp kosher salt, divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 24 Fresh Oysters on the half shell
  • 4 cups kosher salt
  • cups lightly packed grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • cup whole buttermilk
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning 
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Garnish: Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Instructions

  • In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse spinach in batches until finely chopped.
  • In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually add spinach; cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cream, liqueur, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Remove oysters from shells, reserving oysters. On a rimmed baking sheet, place kosher salt. Arrange oyster shells on prepared pan. Fill shells with spinach mixture. Top with cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • In a shallow dish, place buttermilk. In another shallow dish, whisk together cornmeal, flour, Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning , remaining 1½ teaspoons salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • In a Dutch oven, pour vegetable oil to a depth of two inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°.
  • Dip oysters in buttermilk, letting excess drip off. Dredge oysters in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Working in batches, carefully place oysters in a hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Let drain on paper towels. Place on top of a spinach mixture. Garnish with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce , if desired. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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Creole Chicken and Boudin Waffles

Creole Chicken and Boudin Waffles

 

This dish was submitted by Chef Bradley Mcwillie to our Virtual Cook-off! It placed 4th out of nearly 100 dishes. Give this dish a try you won't regret it!
For more of Chef Mcwillie's dishes check out his Instagram @chefbradleymcwillie
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 2 People
Author Bradley Mcwillie

Ingredients

Chicken

Waffle

  • 1 cup buttermilk Waffle Batter
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend
  • a link of boudin (personally prefer Jerry Lee’s in Greenwell Springs, LA) (⅓ a link for each waffle)
  • 2 tbsp green onions

Cajun Cane Syrup

Instructions

Chicken

  •  Mix all ingredients place in an airtight container and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour (I personally prefer overnight)
  • Remove from container and toss in ¾ cup corn starch. Let sit with starch for 30 minutes before frying.
  • Fry at 350° for 4 minutes.

Waffle

  • Spray preheated iron with non-stick spray. Place 3 oz of batter into preheated waffle iron
  • Split boudin in ½, crumble up, and sprinkle on top of the batter
  • Sprinkle 1 Tbs of green onions on top as well, close waffle iron, and cook to desired doneness.

Cajun Cane Syrup

  • Combine all ingredients and heat just until incorporated. Remove from heat and store in a sealed container. Can be made the day before. And stores well for later use. Goes great on cornbread.
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Crispy Chicken Thighs and Voodoo Linguine

Crispy Chicken Thighs and Voodoo Linguine

 

This yummy Voodoo Linguine was submitted into our Slap Ya Mama Virtual Cook-off by Mrs.Morris Cooks! She was inspired to bring the Louisiana taste to the midwest with this dish. Give it a try you won't regret it!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs(bone-in, skin-on)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño finely chopped (de-seeded)
  • 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama-Pepper Sauce 
  • Slap Ya Mama - Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 can fire-roasted green chiles
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tbsp fresh thyme
  • ½ box linguine
  • fresh shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Heat Skillet.
  • Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet. Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and season generously with Slap Ya Mama - Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Add to the heated skillet, skin side down.
  • Brown chicken until skin is crispy and golden, turn chicken to skin side up, transfer pan to the preheated oven, and roast for 20 minutes.
  • When the chicken has roasted for 20 minutes, turn off the oven and leave to stay warm until the noodles are done.

Sauce

  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat butter and add your celery, onion, and bell pepper. Sautee until soft and a little browned along the edge.
  • Deglaze with the white wine! (Pour the wine into the pan and stir well, scraping up any browned bits of veg).
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients- fire-roasted green chiles, petite diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, bay leaves, jalapeno and thyme.
  • Bring the skillet to a boil, then reduce heat to medium/low and simmer while you cook the linguine.

Linguine

  • Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.
  • Serve cooked noodles with the chunky sauce from your non-stick skillet and your roasted chicken. Top with Parmesan and Slap Ya Mama-Pepper Sauce!
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