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.
½poundokra, halved lengthwise
½cupsliced red onion
⅓cupplus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
3clovesgarlic, thinly sliced
2mediumheirloom tomatoes, quartered
2clusterstomatoes on the vine
⅓cupchopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, thyme, and oregeno)
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.
This tasty meal was created by Aaron Friesmeier for our Slap Ya Mama Virtual Cook-off. Over 1,000 people voted, and this cheesy goodness took home 3rd place. Try this dish, you wont regret it! Find Aaron on Instagram @endurancefiend!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary Infused Grilled Cheese
Pre-heat 2 stovetop pans at medium and prep each pan with a very light coating of butter
Pre-cook 4 strips of bacon
Very lightly coat the bread in the step 1 bread batter. Similar to cooking French toast sear both sides until done then add 2 slices of Swiss & American cheese, 2 slices of bacon, 2 pickles, 2 Roma tomato slices, a few dashes Of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Turn sandwiching over at 1 min per side until cheese is melted and golden brown on both sides of bread.
Garnish sandwich with your Bloody Mary toppings of choice. Aaron likes to garnish with a sliced grape tomato, a green olive, a sweet petite pickle, salami, picked okra, Gouda, and a sausage link.
Place egg whites in medium bowl; set aside in the refrigerator to chill.
Place egg yolks in a large bowl. While whisking, add 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, vanilla, and baking powder. Once well blended, add milk and flour-- sift flour well to avoid large lumps. Continue to whisk until well combined.
Add orange/lemon juice and salt to egg whites. Using a mixer at medium speed, whisk eggs until frothy/foamy (approximately 1 minute). Continue to mix at medium speed while gradually adding the remaining 5 tablespoons of sugar. Turn the speed to high and mix well until consistency has doubled in size, with stiff glossy peaks. Do not overbeat the meringue
On the stove, heat a lidded nonstick skillet on the lowest setting and set aside.
Using a rubber spatula, scoop 1/3 of the meringue mix into the egg yolk mixture. Gently fold until combined. Repeat with the remainder of the meringue until almost combined, and then very gently fold the mixture until no stripes remain.
Carefully grease the skillet and the inside of 3-inch wide pastry rings (approx. 1 1/2 inches tall) with unsalted butter. Check the pan heat by pouring a small amount of water into the pan. If the water pops or sizzles, turn the heat down. Ladle 1/2 cup of mixture into the pastry rings. Place the lid on the skillet, and cook until they start to rise and a few bubbles are forming at the top (3-4 minutes)
Remove lid, and add slap marinaded bacon into the pastry ring. Gently flip the rings using 2 spatulas and immediately replace the lid. Cook until the souffle appears to be light and springy to the touch (2 minutes). Transfer the cooked pancake to the platter, and repeat step 9 until all souffles are completed.
Top pancakes with additional bacon pieces, butter, and slap ya mama sauce & seasoning. ENJOY!!
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.
Heat oil to 350
Cut okra into desired size. Place 2 cups of flour and 2 tbsp of Slap Ya Mama in a bowl and stir dry ingredients until completly mixed. In a separate bowl scramble 5 eggs mixed with 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama to it. Place the okra in the egg mixture to soak first and then transfer it into the flour mixture. Carefully place in hot oil and fry until golden. Serve and Enjoy!
Slap Ya Mama is back with a new light Spring dish. Introducing the Slap Ya Mama Honey Glazed Salmon with a Citrus Avocado Salsa Served over Coconut Rice featuring Slap Ya Mama’s White Pepper Blend & Hot Seasonings. See the full list of ingredients, serving size, and directions for preparation.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For ease, work with 2 salmon fillets at a time. Sprinkle the top of each fillet with Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning, and drizzle 1 tsp. of honey over each fillet, being sure to spread evenly. Dust the top of each fillet with 1 tsp. of flour. Over medium-high heat, add olive oil to a large skillet. Once oil is hot, add 2 fillets, floured side down, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. While they’re cooking, apply Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning, honey and flour to the tops of the fillets as before. Carefully rotate each fillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Repeat process with the other two fillets. Once all salmon is on baking sheet, bake in the oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of fillets.
Serve warm over coconut rice and top with citrus avocado salsa. Enjoy!
In a large bowl, combine avocado, onions, orange zest, orange pieces, lime zest, lime juice and cilantro. Gently toss all ingredients while sprinkling Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning evenly over salsa.
In a saucepan over high heat, bring water, rice, chicken bouillon, bell pepper and butter to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer until all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Add coconut milk, Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning and sugar, stir and let simmer until rice has absorbed most all of the coconut milk.
Season the roast with 2 tbsp. of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, being sure to cover it evenly. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and roast. Brown all sides of the roast and set aside. In the same skillet, reduce heat to medium; add onions and garlic and sauté until onions are tender. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet, stir in dark brown sugar, being sure to scrap the bottom of the skillet to help bring up remnants of the browned pork and onion/garlic mixture. Bring to a light boil then remove from heat. Place roast in the slow cooker and pour contents of the skillet over the roast. Cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, remove from the slow cooker and let rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Using 2 forks, pull roast apart into small slices or chunks. Toss with BBQ sauce to desired taste, serve on buns and top with coleslaw.
Directions for Coleslaw
Combine the cabbage, jalapeno, onion and carrots in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning. Add dressing to cabbage mixture and toss well.
It’s time for an old-fashioned Louisiana Mardi Gras! Fiddles and accordions are blasting, and chickens are being tossed so high you’d almost think they were flying. Costumed revelers who look like they came straight out of medieval history sporting fringed and wire mesh feudal outfits on horseback, chasing chickens and begging for ingredients for a huge communal gumbo. Louisiana Cajun Country’s Courir de Mardi Gras - a tradition that dates all the way back to medieval celebrations in France. Continue Reading
Slap Ya Mama is back with a new signature dish. Introducing the Jambalaya Cakes with Honey ‘Slapped’ Roasted Turkey Breast recipe by37 Cooks featuring Slap Ya Mama’s original blend and jambalaya dinner mix seasonings. See the full list of ingredients, serving size, and directions for preparation.
When I first signed up for this challenge, I had absolutely no idea what to make. I was thinking breakfast of some kind, but Cajun-spiced? Jambalaya Mix? Pepper sauce? I really started to sweat it…literally!But an idea struck me after working at my son’s preschool one morning. They were reading a book called Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake by John Lithgow. I had never heard of this book before, but these kids were in love! They’d sing along with his teacher and hang on her every word. So that’s where the pancake idea was born. I made several kinds at first (zucchini, cheese, sausage) but the yam ones stuck. My son, Caden, would just gobble them up. I hope you do too!
In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mix egg, butter and milk. Fold in the black beans, cooked yam and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Jambalaya Dinner Mix. Add the wet ingredients into the dry until just mixed. Let sit about 10 minutes.
Heat a large, non-stick skillet on medium-high. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of canola oil per batch of cakes. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into pan, making 3-4 at a time. Cook the cakes 3-4 minutes and gently flip. Cook another 2 minutes until golden brown. Yields about 12 cakes.
Heat oven to 350˚F. Rinse and pat dry turkey breast. Place in small roasting dish. Coat with olive oil and season with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Drizzle with honey. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until done and juices run clear.
Looking for some Cajun seafood recipes for dinner? Try Slap Ya Mama’s Seafood Lasagna. Our zesty Cajun lasagna features shrimp, crabmeat, and crawfish complete with Slap Ya Mama’s etouffee sauce to really pack a punch in flavor. See full recipe ingredients and prep time.
In a 6 quart pot, add Slap Ya Mama Etouffee Sauce, shrimp, crab and crawfish. (If you don’t have access to crawfish, you can substitute with ½ pound more of shrimp or crab). Add ½ cup of water. Bring to a light boil, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let rest.
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for approximately 12 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water. In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese and egg.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
To assemble, spread half of the etouffee sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9” x 13” baking dish. Arrange 6 lasagna noodles lengthwise over etouffee sauce. Spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture over noodles. Layer with one half of mozzarella over ricotta cheese. Spread remaining half of etouffee sauce mixture over mozzarella and sprinkle ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Layer another 6 lasagna noodles and remaining ricotta cheese, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Cover with foil, making sure it doesn’t touch the cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Slap Ya Mama introduces the Crazy Cajun Sundaes brought to you by 37 Cooks featuring our savory Red Beans & Rice and Cajun Fish Fry ingredients with a hint of our hot blend seasoning for even more flavor!Here is a spin on the famous BBQ Sundaes. I think you will love this version. You can mix and match glassware for presentation. If it is for a potluck, pile the ingredients in a trifle dish. For a more casual twist, serve them in clear plastic cups. There is no set way to layer theses, mix and match them anyway you like. Or, set everything out separately and let your guests decide how to stack them.
In a bowl mix the okra, egg and buttermilk until okra is covered. In small batches, toss the okra into the fish fry, covering completely. Set on a baking sheet. Heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until oil is hot. Fry the okra in batches until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
In a bowl mix together, slaw, garlic, scallions, parsley, red and green bell peppers. In another small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, mustard, horseradish , Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Cajun Seasoning and salt. When thoroughly combined, pour over vegetables and stir to coat. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Assemble the Sundaes by layering Red Beans and Rice, Okra, and Cajun Slaw. Top with a heaping pile of Cajun Slaw. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and a sausage slice.
Slap Ya Mama Cajun Meatball Sandwiches brought to you by 37 Cooks features an amazing blend of delicious Cajun flavors that you have to taste to believe. Our signature Cajun gumbo dinner mix delivers unparalleled flavor complemented by our Cajun fish fry to deliver the final blow.Just as gumbo is a dish that can be made with many meats — or combinations of meats — these meatballs could be created with almost any ground meat you desire. Rather than beef and pork, perhaps throw in veal, bison, chicken or even shrimp! The resulting meatball is as warm, sloppy and delicious as a meatball sub from your favorite deli or concession stand, but the unconventional use of the Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix gives them a LOT of flavor with little effort. (Shh! Don’t tell.)
I particularly enjoyed the tomato sauce/unpickled giardiniera, though. Sweet and hot, cooked into a thick and chunky paste, it could be an ideal condiment for almost any hot sandwich.
Note: Instead of in sandwiches, the meatballs and vegetables can also be served alone or over another starch, such as rice or orzo pasta.
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
For the sandwiches:
Sliced provolone cheese
8-10 sandwich buns, toasted
Combine milk and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix in a large bowl, and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes for the gumbo mix to rehydrate.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper and a layer of cooking spray.
Add the remaining meatball ingredients to the bowl with the gumbo mix and mix together, only until combined. Do not overwork the meat mixture. Add more breadcrumbs if mixture is too moist.
Using a 2 Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop the meat into balls and place on the baking sheet, making sure the meatballs do not touch.
Bake the meatballs for 8-10 minutes, until almost cooked through. Then turn the oven to broil for 2 minutes to toast the exterior; flip the meatballs and broil 1-2 minutes longer to toast the other side.
Meanwhile, for the sauce, combine the tomatoes, vegetables, oregano and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and allow to simmer 20-30 minutes. Stir regularly, smashing the tomatoes against the pan wall occasionally to break them up. The vegetables’ liquid should be almost completely evaporated. If not, continue to simmer until you achieve the desired consistency.
Assemble the sandwiches with a layer of sauce, the meatballs, provolone cheese and more sauce. Return the sandwiches to the warm oven to melt the cheese, if desired.