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Cajun Recipes

From shrimp and catfish to gumbo and jambalaya, you don't have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy the zesty flavors of Cajun cuisine. Browse this collection of Cajun recipes to plan a Mardi Gras party at home.

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I created this recipe myself and think you'll find it's the most unique potato salad you've ever tasted. With the addition of shrimp, it's practically hearty enough to be a main dish.

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Texas Lemon Shrimp

Texas Lemon Shrimp

Texas Lemon Shrimp

This main dish adds spice to any meal. My family loves this simple yet elegant main dish.—Amy Parsons, League City, Texas

Creole Sausage and Vegetables

Creole Sausage and Vegetables

Creole Sausage and Vegetables

If you're a fan of okra, you'll get a kick out of this zippy smoked sausage and vegetable mix from Jill Holland of Florence, Alabama. When served over rice, this dish makes a hearty meal with generous portions.

Cajun Popcorn Shrimp Sandwiches

Cajun Popcorn Shrimp Sandwiches

Cajun Popcorn Shrimp Sandwiches

These seafood sammies are a tasty way to get heated up. Simply adjust the seasoning and hot sauce to put some pop in a yummy pita. I even use more hot sauce for dipping. —Kent Whitaker, Rossville, Georgia
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Tomato-Topped Sole

Tomato-Topped Sole

Tomato-Topped Sole

This dish is so simple to prepare, you won't believe it. My family adores it. You can substitute flounder if you wish, but we prefer the delicate taste of sole.

Reindeer Snack Mix

Reindeer Snack Mix

Reindeer Snack Mix

Don't forget the reindeer! Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will enjoy the buttery, perfectly seasoned and wonderfully crunchy combination.

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

This is a perfect way to use up your garden's green beans. The Cajun flavor makes it different from your regular green bean recipe. —Shannon Lewis, Andover, Minnesota

Louisiana Barbecue Brisket

Louisiana Barbecue Brisket

Louisiana Barbecue Brisket

Turn to this dish when you need a special entree to feed a crowd. Don't be deterred by the length of this recipe...it has many make-ahead steps. Plus, it grills unattended for hours, so there's no last-minute fuss.—Allan Stackhouse, Jennings, Louisiana

Fast Jiffy Jambalaya

Fast Jiffy Jambalaya

Fast Jiffy Jambalaya

Smoked sausage gives this Cajun-style supper wonderful flavor. For those who like their foods a little spicier, add some more cayenne pepper.

Fried Sausage Grits

Fried Sausage Grits

Fried Sausage Grits

My mother used to make a version of this recipe using hominy and salmon. One day I substituted sausage and grits and decided I liked it better than the original.

Sour Cream Corn Bread

Sour Cream Corn Bread

Sour Cream Corn Bread

Mother's corn bread is a special treat she made often while I was growing up and still makes today. My grandmother came up with this recipe years ago. True to tradition, I serve it frequently to my own family.

Crusted Baked Chicken

Crusted Baked Chicken

Crusted Baked Chicken

Coating your chicken with flour before dipping it in buttermilk and rolling it in crumbs, help make it crisp. Moist and tender, this mouth- watering chicken is covered with a seasoned bread-crumb mixture and then baked golden brown.

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

This is my very favorite rice recipe. I've served it many times and it's always received rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Cajun Spiced Broccoli

Cajun Spiced Broccoli

Cajun Spiced Broccoli

I usually make this minus the Creole seasoning, but a few weeks ago, I decided to try adding a different spice just to see what would happen. I loved it! It's garlicy, spicy and crunchy! —Krista Frank, Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

Cajun Chicken Sandwiches

This is my favorite sandwich. The seasoning mixture is enough to give a mild flavor to several chicken breasts...or a spicy taste to just a few. -Amber Peterson of Oakes, North Dakota

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Crispy Almond Tilapia

Crispy Almond Tilapia

Crispy Almond Tilapia

Since changing to a healthier style of cooking, I’ve come up with new coatings for baked fish. I use almonds, panko bread crumbs and a smidge of hot sauce to add crunchy texture with nice heat. —Amanda Flinner, Beaver, Pennsylvania

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

This is a great twist on the traditional Po' Boy sandwich that adds flavor and grains while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor, grill the shrimp. For a low carb option, serve the Po' Boy open faced on a baguette half. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

Jamaican Chicken with Couscous

Jamaican Chicken with Couscous

Jamaican Chicken with Couscous

“Fantabulous” is a word I reserve for fantastic dishes like this jerk-seasoned chicken. It’s a mouth full of yum. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
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