This delicious meal was created by Elliott Wilson, the winner of our Slap Ya Mama Virtual Cook-off! His dish was inspired by his wife's Louisiana Roots a this is his own "Creole Cuisine Creation". Give Elliott's Corn Maque Choux Andouille Braid a try, you won't regret it! For more of Elliott's yummy cooking check out his Instagram @elliotts.table
This tasty recipe was cooked by Brittany Reinsch and places 2nd in our Slap Ya Mama Virtual Cook-off. This Bacon-wrapped Slap Ya Mama Pepper Jelly Pork Tenderloin will have you going back for seconds. Check out more of Brittany's cooking on Instagram @butteritupbritt!
Working in batches, fry chicken until bottoms are browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn, and fry until golden brown and crispy and a meat thermometer inserted on thickest portion registers 165°, 5 to 6 minutes more. Add more oil to skillet as needed. Remove chicken and let drain on paper towels, Sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama - Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.
Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the corn, onions, bell peppers, jalapeño, Slap Ya Mama Original Seasoning and cook, stirring, until soft, for 10 minutes. Add the heavy cream, tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. When ready remove from heat and serve hot.
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
A delicious recipe from our friends at Gov’t Taco in Baton Rouge, LA.
“We wanted a solid Louisiana seafood taco on our menu (and love California-style fish tacos), we came up with a fried catfish taco with maque choux. We call it: The Catfish are Coming!” – Jay Ducote of Gov’t Taco.
Garnish: lime wedges, fresh cilantro, green onion, purple cabbage
In the work bowl of a food processor, combine mayonnaise, okra, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, and cayenne; pulse until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
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 shallow dish, combine molasses mustard, milk, and hot sauce. In another shallow dish, place fish fry. Dip fish in mustard mixture, letting excess drip off. Dredge in fish fry, shaking off excess.
Working in batches, gently place catfish in hot oil. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Let drain on paper towels. Season with Cajun seasoning, if desired.
In a large skillet, heat tortillas over medium heat until browned. Add a spoonful of Corn Maque Choux to each tortilla. Add catfish strips. Top with mayonnaise mixture. Garnish with lime wedges, cilantro, green onion, and purple cabbage, if desired.
Corn Maque Choux
Yields: 3 servings
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ pound tasso, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalapeño pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 bay leaf
1 cup dry white wine (such as Jay D’s Blanc du Bois)
1 tablespoon Jay D’s Spicy and Sweet Barbecue Rub
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup chopped green onion
In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Add tasso, and cook, stirring often, until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove tasso with a slotted spoon into a heat-proof bowl.
In the same Dutch oven with remaining grease, add onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add corn and bay leaf, and stir again. Stir in wine, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan with a wooden spoon.
Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer. Add barbecue rub, salt, and black pepper. Let mixture simmer until wine is reduced by half. Add cream, and continue cooking until slightly thickened; then add the butter and stir to combine. Mix in green onion before serving.
Everyone at one point in their life has tried a stuffed pepper. They’re too popular to avoid, but what happens when you want to try something new? Thanks to the extra kick in Cajun spice, there’s a way to enjoy both the classic dish and a different taste. A common recipe like one for slow cooked stuffed peppers is just waiting to become Cajun Seasoned Stuffed Peppers.
Slow Cooked Stuffed Peppers
4 medium sweet red peppers
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
3/4 cup salsa
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/3 cup uncooked converted long grain rice
1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Reduced-fat sour cream, optional
This recipe comes, as recipes usually do, from older traditions. Stuffed pepper recipes exist across the world, but the ones made here have a style that is unique to the United States with ground beef, rice, cheese, and spices among the ingredients. Additional elements such as vegetables or cream come from personal preferences but still follow the process of cooking within a large pepper as perfected since the 1890’s. Beyond that, like a regular bell pepper becoming Cajun Stuffed Peppers, the recipe continues to change.
Stuffed peppers can be one of the simpler party dishes based on the recipes which means it can always be improved or made more elaborate. Ingredients can be switched out for dietary needs or just a little extra spice. The addition of Cajun spice, however, provides a new opportunity for an old recipe.
In a common dish, Cajun seasoning can either be added in place of something or as an ingredient on its own. Using the previous slow cooked recipe, a chef could easily substitute chili powder or cumin for a new spice. This not only keeps the hot element of the food but adds a new taste to it as well. Some people find that the flavor can even be preferable as the seasoning gives a sense of vibrancy to an otherwise ordinary recipe. Some even goes as far as to make Cajun stuffed peppers with the seasoning and hot sauce as their own flavors rather than substitutes. There is certainly something about the Cajun taste that always sticks out no matter where it goes.
If you’re looking to change up an old recipe or start a new one, purchase some good Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning for your own stuffed peppers today!
Created along the bayous of Southern Louisiana in the late 1920’s, Étouffée quickly became a Louisiana favorite. With its rich flavors rooted deep in Cajun culture, étouffée is a dish that everyone will love. Enjoy!
For the shrimp stock. Using a medium-sized pot on medium heat add the shells of the peeled shrimp and set shrimp aside for later. Add about 2 ½ quarts water, thyme, chili powder, basil and any leftover scraps from the prepping of your veggies. Cook uncovered until reduced by half. Remove from heat and set shrimp stock aside.
In a large, heavy skillet or pot over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add flour and constantly stir for 2 to 3 minutes, making a light roux. Add celery, onions, red and green bell peppers and garlic. Sauté on medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Add tomato puree or paste and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add ½ cup of shrimp stock to roux mixture, mix well to form a paste. Add lemon juice, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning and remaining shrimp stock; make sure to leave the shrimp peelings out. Stir well and cook étouffée sauce uncovered over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
In a medium-sized skillet heat cooking oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp begin to turn slightly pink. Deglaze skillet with a little water and scrap shrimp and juices into étouffée sauce. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in parsley, cover and remove from heat.
Serve with rice and top with green onions and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce to taste.
NOTE: If étouffée sauce is too thick, thin it out with a little chicken broth or water. If it’s too thin, allow it to continue cooking until desired thickness is reach. It should have the consistency of a meat sauce.
Chicken Sauce Piquante is a traditional cajun recipe that has been around for generations. With a reddish spicy gravy, it has an incredible flavor and fairly simple to prepare. Served over rice, this dish was and still is a staple in many households in and around the Acadiana area. There are many methods and recipes for this particular dish but in our family, this is how we were taught to prepare a sauce piquante.
Generously season chicken with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend and a few splashes of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce. On medium-high heat, pour about 2 tbsp of olive oil in a 4-quart pot. Once hot, brown pieces of chicken on all sides and place aside until all chicken is browned. 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. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic and just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot. Sauté until vegetables are soft. Add tomato sauce; continue to sauté for10 minutes. Add mushrooms, beef broth, whipping cream and 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning. Sauté for 5 minutes. Lower heat to medium, add chicken and fill pot with water just to the top of the chicken. Cover and let boil for an hour or until chicken is tender, stirring occasionally. Lower heat; stir in green onions and parsley. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Server over rice and enjoy!
Note: You may add smoked sausage to this dish. If doing so, you would treat it just as you do the chicken.