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!

 

Slap Ya Mama Cocktails

Slap Ya Mama Cocktails

Summer is the perfect time to cool down with one of Mama’s Cocktails. From Bloody Marys to Pineapple Margaritas Mamas got you covered for a summer of fun!

1. Mama’s Pineapple Margarita 

This margarita is sweet, spicy and everything nice. The combination of Pineapple, Tumeric, Tequila, and Slap, may sound a little crazy but the flavors come together to create an unforgettable flavor. Give this cocktail a try, you can thank us later!

Slap Ya Mama Pineapple Margarita

2. Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary 

One morning while eating brunch, Mama Jen noticed that her Bloody Mary lacked a punchy pizazz she expected from her favorite drink. So in an effort to satisfy her discerning taste, we created a seasoning blend perfectly formulated to bring out the best flavor in any Bloody Mary. Our Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary Mix uses only the best ingredients — and gives Mama Jen that delicious Bloody Mary flavor she loves. We hope your family and friends enjoy it as much as we do. Click here to shop Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary Mix!

Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary Mix

3. Slap Ya Mama Spicy Margs 

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

Slap Ya Mama Spicy Marg

4. Slap Ya Mama Bloody Maria 

When a Bloody Mary meets tequila it makes a wonderful Bloody Maria. The simple change from vodka to tequila really changes the taste. Of course here at Slap Ya Mama, we like it SPICY so we recommend using Ghost Tequila! Give this spicy cocktail a try!

Slap Ya Mama Bloody Maria 

5. Spicy Mexican Mule 

 

A Mexican Mule is a tequila-based spin on the Moscow Mule. Made for the spice connoisseurs, filled with a flavorful kick from the combination of Slap Ya Mama Hot Sauce and ginger beer, this cocktail is truly delicious!

Spicy Mexican Mule

Spicy Mexican Mule

Spicy Mexican Mule

 

A cocktail with hot sauce? Count us in! This spicy mule is perfect for those who love a little kick in their drinks!
Servings 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wet the rim with a lime wedge and press/roll the rim of the glass into the Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce for it to stick.
  • For each drink, measure the tequila and pour it into the glass over ice. Add lime juice and a dash of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce. Top off with ginger beer, approximately 5 ounces depending on the size of the glass. Garnish with sliced jalapenos and lime wedges as desired.
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Squirrel Sauce Piquante

Squirrel Sauce Piquante

 

Tradition and spending time with family take center stage in Cajun culture, and this spice-filled recipe holds special memories for the Walkers!
For more Cajun recipes and traditions check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun!

Ingredients

  • 4 Squirrels, cut into pieces (about 1½ pounds)
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, smashed
  • ½ (8-ounce) can of golden mushroom soup
  • 2 large sweet onions, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked rice, to serve

Instructions

  • Sprinkle Squirrel Pieces with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, sugar, and garlic powder. Place in a large pan or bowl, refrigerate for 12 hours.
  • In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add squirrel; cook until browned. Remove from pot. Add tomatoes, soup, onion, and bell pepper; cook until browned. Return squirrel to pot; continue browning. Add a little water, and continue browning until water is almost gone. Add water until it almost covers the squirrel, and cook until tender, about 2½ hours. (Younger squirrels don't take as long.)
  • Add green onion and parsley during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Serve over hot cooked rice!
  • Note: You can also brown ½ lb of sausage with the squirrel.
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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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Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

 

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.

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • 2⅔ cup plus ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • ½ cup cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tbsp plus ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • (16-ounce) loaves French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • 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.
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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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Turtle Soup

Turtle Soup

 

This dish is essential to the full experience of Louisiana cuisine and is always served with a glass of sherry.
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless turtle meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama HOT Blend Seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Dark Flour (recipe follows)
  • 8 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups dry sherry
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: chopped

Instructions

  • Trim fat and gristle from turtle meat. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, and grind in a meat grinder.
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turtle meat; bell pepper, onion, calery, and garlic; cook until turtle is browned and onion is tendered, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in paprika, bay leaves, Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning, thyme, oregano, Slap Ya Mama HOT Blend Seasoning, cumin, coriander, and chili powder; cook for 2 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together Dark Flour and 2 cups of broth until smooth; stir into turtle mixture. Gradually stir in tomatoes, sherry, wine, and remaining 6 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves.
  • Add eggs, parsley, and lemon juice; cook for 15 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Divide soup among serving bowls. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices, if desired. Serve with sherry and french bread.

Dark Flour

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Spread flour onto a rimmed baking sheet
  • Bake until dark brown and nutty, stirring occasionally at first and frequently during the last 15 minutes. Let cool completely before using, and store in a airtight container for up to one month.
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Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

 

You only need a few simple ingredients- and your favorite vanilla ice cream- to create a delicious dessert that will knock your socks off!
For more tasty treat recipes checkout our cookbook Growing Up Cajun!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 ripe bananas, cut in half and sliced lengthwise
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Add bananas, and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add rum; use a stick lighter to ignite rum. Cook until the flames die out. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
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