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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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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Slap Ya Mama Injectable Marinade

Slap Ya Mama Injectable Marinade

Slap Ya Mama Injectable Marinade

Ingredients:
  • 10oz Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • marinade injection syringe
Directions:

In a bowl or jar, combine Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce, olive oil, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and lemon juice.  Mix well.  Fill the syringe with the marinade and inject into the meaty parts of whatever you’re cooking.  Enjoy!

Yields about 12 - 13oz of marinade

Slap Ya Mama Injectable Marinade

Slap Ya Mama Injectable Marinade

Looking for some delicious marinades for your meats? Try Slap Ya Mama’s Injectable Marinade made with our original blend seasoning and Cajun hot pepper sauce. An excellent way to get those juices flowing for a new taste sensation.

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a bowl or jar, combine Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce, olive oil, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and lemon juice.  Mix well.  Fill the syringe with the marinade and inject into the meaty parts of whatever you’re cooking.  Enjoy!

Yields about 12 - 13oz of marinade

Injectable-Marinade

 

Cheese & Crackers

Cheese & Crackers

Hats off to connoisseurs who enjoys the classic cheese & crackers snack that started the long and joyous path to finding great, innovative appetizers and snacks. At Slap Ya Mama, we love the classic cheese & crackers, and we love it even better with a splash of our hot pepper sauce. With so many cheese and cracker options to choose from, you can mix and match to find your favorite combination.

Ingredients

Directions

Grab your favorite type of cheese, whether it’s pepper jack, provolone, or the classic cheddar, and your favorite crackers. Grab a bottle of Slap Ya Mama Hot Pepper Sauce and add a splash of our delectable hot sauce to a slice of cheese to place on a cracker and enjoy!

Slap Ya Mama Chicken Sauce Piquante

Slap Ya Mama Chicken Sauce Piquante

 

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.

 Ingredients:

Directions:

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.