Cajun and Creole Recipes

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Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe

Rating: 4.79 stars
An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side.

Cajun Spice Mix

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a mildly hot Cajun spice mix you make yourself with common spices from your pantry. For those who like it hotter, add the optional crushed red pepper. This makes a great oven Cajun hashbrowns!

Ann's Shrimp Etouffee

Rating: 4.56 stars
Delicious shrimp dish with a Cajun flair! I've spent 6 years perfecting this shrimp recipe. I use shrimp harvested from a local shrimp farm. This is also great with firm crab meat or fish!!

Easy Cajun Jambalaya

Rating: 4.48 stars
I have always loved Cajun foods but my wife doesn't like the 'kick.' In response to this, I made my traditional Jambalaya without the heat. Everyone loved this recipe and I hope you will to. Enjoy!

Creole Coffee

Rating: 4.14 stars
Good and simple. Rich, dark-roast coffee and chicory, molasses, and cream makes for a delicious cup of coffee.

Cajun Corn and Bacon Maque Choux

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a Cajun recipe I've had forever! I first prepared it when I was in my high school class in Metairie, Louisiana. It's awesome!

Gumbo Style Chicken Creole

Rating: 4.46 stars
Delicious chicken gumbo consistency with tomato base. Makes plenty to last for several days. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with filé powder, if desired.

Shrimp Po' Boys

Rating: 4.81 stars
Crispy fried shrimp sandwiches are served piping hot with a spicy and tangy remoulade sauce.

Crawfish Fettuccine II

Rating: 4.6 stars
This recipe is great for 'creamy pasta' lovers. Fettuccine noodles can easily be substituted with angel hair pasta.

Microwave Roux

Rating: 3.38 stars
Quick and easy way to make roux. Almost goof proof.

Crawfish Boulettes

Rating: 4.6 stars
Boulettes is French for 'little balls.' These combine the naturally sweet taste of crawfish tails with the Cajun 'Trinity' of onions, bell peppers, and celery, with an extra kick from the Cajun seasoning. They are deep fried until golden brown and delicious. You will love these!

Creole Shrimp and Pasta Meuniere

Rating: 4.28 stars
This recipe is one of my favorites, because the taste of the shrimp doesn't get lost in the sauce. The sauce has just a hint of a kick, and really enhances the shrimp. Just wonderful...enjoy!!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Andouille Gumbo
Rating: Unrated
"Delicious! My dad's side of the family is all Cajun, so whenever we went to visit them I got to enjoy their gumbo. This turned out just like I remember!" – JessicaD
All About Roux
This thickening agent for soups and sauces dates back more than 300 years.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.48 stars

Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.