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


  • 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


  • 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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Summer Okra & Tomato Salad

Summer Okra & Tomato Salad


Juicy tomatoes and crisp okra are charred on the grill and tossed in fresh herbs for a salad that's made up of only the good stuff.
This recipe is from 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.
Servings 6


  • ½ pound okra, halved lengthwise
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 clusters tomatoes on the vine
  • cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, thyme, and oregeno)
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • Garnish: chopped fresh herbs, freshly cracked black pepper


  • Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat on a grill. Working in batches, add okra in a single layer; cook, without stirring, until charred. Transfer to a serving platter, and set aside. Brush onion with 1 tablespoon oil, and add onion and sliced garlic to the pan; cook until lightly charred; place on serving platter. Add tomatoes on the vine, and cook until charred; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together herbs, lime zest and juice, vinegar, grated garlic, salt, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, and remaining ⅓ cup oil. Toss with okra, onion, and heirloom tomatoes. Serve with grilled tomatoes on the vine. Garnish with herbs and freshly cracked black pepper, if desired.
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Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Lighten up this summer without sacrificing flavor! Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad makes for a savory protein packed meal. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthy dinner. Our Jalapeño Cilantro Dip tops it off with the perfect amount of spice.

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Serves 4-6

  1. Put chicken in a ziplock bag. In a small bowl combine lime juice, Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Pour the sauce over the chicken and seal the bag and let marinade for 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Grill each side of the chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until cooked throughout and no longer pink.
  3. Slice chicken and set aside.
  4. In a bowl place a hand full of washed spinach.
  5. Scoop in 2-3 tablespoons of cooked quinoa (cook according to package).
  6. Add in cherry tomatoes and diced avocados.
  7. Place grilled chicken in the bowl and top-off the salad with our Slap Ya Mama Jalapeño Cilantro Dip.




Slap Ya Mama’s Skirt Steak Salad

Slap Ya Mama’s Skirt Steak Salad


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, cut into cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
  • Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, plus 2 tablespoons brine from the jar
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • 6 cups baby romaine


Preseason skirt steak with Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning to taste and set aside.


Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bread cubes and cook until crisp and slightly golden, turning as needed, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ½ tsp. Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and cook, tossing, until the garlic is slightly golden, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl; wipe out the skillet. Set aside.

Skirt Steak:

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat.  Place steak in skillet and sear until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn and sear until browned on the other side, 3 to 4 more minutes. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.


In another large bowl combine baby romaine, radishes, tomatoes, basil, capers, caper brine and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bowl and toss to coat romaine and vegetables; season with a little Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning to taste.


Divide salad and croutons among plates.  Thinly slice steak against its grain and divide among plates. Sit back and enjoy!

Serving Size – 4