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My Best-Ever Jambalaya

I tried to mimic Jambalaya from my favorite restaurant and it turned out so well my daughter and husband now prefer my recipe and won't order it when we go to the restaurant! —Alexis Van Vulpen, St. Albert, Alberta
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Cajun Beef & Rice

Cajun Beef & Rice

Cajun Beef & Rice

Dirty Rice from a restaurant or box can have a lot of sodium and fat. Here’s a hearty, healthy way to trim it. Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

This is a fun and interesting dish to serve when entertaining. For some, it's an introduction to crawfish and Cajun food. Our favorite seafood restaurant features this dish on their menu and it's fabulous! —Tamra Duncan

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

"I got the idea for this recipe from my brother-in-law, Brett, a fabulous 'experimental' cook," says Katherine Nelson of Palmdale, California. "Even the pickiest of eaters will crave more of this dish, so you might want to double the recipe!"
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Catfish Cakes

Catfish Cakes

Catfish Cakes

These cakes are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside—a real treat! I like to serve them with hush puppies and coleslaw. I developed the recipe to put to good use all the catfish we catch at our lake cabin. —Jan Campbell, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Cajun Beef Brisket

Cajun Beef Brisket

Cajun Beef Brisket

There's nothing like seeing my husband's eyes light up when he comes through the door and sees I've prepared this meal for him. The recipe is tried and true.

Easy Chicken Creole

Easy Chicken Creole

Easy Chicken Creole

While I was growing up, my family spent time in Haiti, where we enjoyed eating many authentic dishes such as this. It's now a meal my husband requests often.

Mardi Gras Beef

Mardi Gras Beef

Mardi Gras Beef

Mardi Gras Beef, shared by Lucy Meyring of Walden, Colorado, tastes great right from the grill, which also speeds cleanup. The seasoning and vegetables give the beef a wonderful summertime twist.

Crab Cake Sandwiches

Crab Cake Sandwiches

Crab Cake Sandwiches

"While it's in the oven, I prepare Crab Cake Sandwiches." Yvonne continues. She originally created the golden cakes to use up some leftover crab, but you can make them anytime by simply using convenient canned crab. "Alan loves them," she notes. "I've served them to family and friends, and they always ask for the recipe. "I've also used the crab mixture to stuff mushroom caps and bake them as an appetizer."

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

Spicy Filet Mignon

Spicy Filet Mignon

Spicy Filet Mignon

I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick, I make a more mellow side dish, like buttered potatoes or grilled fresh vegetables. —Vera Kobiako, Jupiter, Florida

Oven Jambalya

Oven Jambalya

Oven Jambalya

If you're looking for an easy but delicious version of jambalaya, this is it.—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
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