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Cajun Dinner Recipes

Looking for Cajun dinner recipes? Find delicious Cajun dinner recipes including chicken recipes, Cajun shrimp, and more Cajun dinner recipes.

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Years ago, when we visited relatives on the eastern coast of North Carolina, they served this dish. I asked for the recipe and it became one of our favorite meals. -Edna Boothe, Richmond, Virginia
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Oven-Fried Catfish

Oven-Fried Catfish

Oven-Fried Catfish

This moist baked catfish gets its crisp golden coating from cornflake crumbs. The fillets are nicely seasoned with celery salt, onion powder and paprika. Phyllis Early of Holland, Michigan shared the recipe.

Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp and grits are a house favorite—if only we could agree on a recipe. I stirred things up with cheddar and Cajun seasoning to find a winner. —Charlotte Price, Raleigh, North Carolina

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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Captain Russell's Jambalaya

Captain Russell's Jambalaya

Captain Russell's Jambalaya

A tour guide in New Orleans gave me this recipe. It’s so easy to prepare, and the deliciously authentic Cajun flavors make it one of my favorite recipes. —Donna Lamano, Olathe, Kansas

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.

New Orleans Gumbo

New Orleans Gumbo

New Orleans Gumbo

I’ve been making this gumbo for at least 30 years. I’m originally from New Orleans, and I think it’s a nice taste of the Vieux Carre (French Quarter). Everyone who tastes this gumbo wants the recipe. It’s an old standby for my family, who requests it frequently. —Dolores M. Bridges, Danville, Kentucky

Creole Chicken

Creole Chicken

Creole Chicken

Chili powder lends just a hint of heat to this full-flavored and oh-so-easy chicken entree. —Susan Shields, Englewood, Florida

Polish Sausage and Veggies

Polish Sausage and Veggies

Polish Sausage and Veggies

From Chula Vista, California, Rita Kodet explains, “Looking for something different to prepare with Polish sausage, I created this entree one afternoon. My family liked it so well that I’ve made it time and again since.”

Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil

Ideal for camping and relaxing trips to the beach, this crowd-pleasing recipe includes a combination of shrimp, crab, sausage, corn and potatoes. —Mageswari Elagupillai, Victorville, California

Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

Gulf Coast Jambalaya Rice

As the stew of the South, jambalaya is a definite staple. For ages, home cooks have been making their own tweaks on the traditional recipe. This rendition is my favorite. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Bacon Shrimp Creole

Bacon Shrimp Creole

Bacon Shrimp Creole

This dish is a compilation of two Creole recipes that I found in my mother's New Orleans cookbooks. The bacon adds flavor and the cayenne gives it a bit of spice. —Jan Tucker of Virginia Beach, Virginia
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