You don’t have to visit Louisiana to taste the authentic cajun flavor! At least, not yet. Enjoy these top 10 southern style cajun recipes…
1. Seared Scallops in a Cajun Mustard Cream Sauce
“Mardi Gras is quickly approaching and that’s the perfect excuse to pull out some New Orleans style recipes and I’m starting out with these seared scallops in a cajun mustard cream sauce!”
2. Best Southern Comeback Sauce Recipe
“Comeback Sauce… The quintessential southern dipping sauce served with everything from fried oysters to raw veggies. It’s a poor man’s remoulade, made with mayonnaise, ketchup, hot sauce, and a couple other well-selected ingredients.”
3. Double Beer Battered Cajun Fries
“Never underestimate the power of a good french fry. It can change your day, heck, maybe even your life!
While I am pretty confident in my mashed potato making skills, this was actually my first time attempting to make homemade french fries.
I’ve learned from a few of my favorite restaurants who serve amazing truffle fries that the “secret” to making a crispy fry is soaking them in ice water. This removes the starch, so they fry up better and crispier.”
4. Blackened Cajun Catfish
“Many Cajun rice or jambalaya recipes can be a meal in and of themselves, calling for some combination of fried crawfish, shrimp, ground beef, sausage, or chicken.
I decided to simplify this recipe to use the rice as a side to the catfish rather than make it the main course—though I plan to do that later, so stay tuned! So I eliminated any fish or meat and stuck to brown rice, chopped vegetables, and lots of spices.”
5. Jalapeno Hushpuppies
“The absolute best Jalapeno Hushpuppies Recipe, from the famed Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse in Asheville, North Carolina.”
6. Slow Cooker Jambalaya
“Slow Cooker Jambalaya, with chunks of chicken and andouille sausage and lots of shrimp, is a super flavorful one-dish meal. Since Mardi Gras is just around the corner, my belly has been craving all those wonderful New Orleans foods.”
7. Boudin Balls
“Boudin balls are a combination of cooked rice, pork, onions, green peppers, and seasonings rolled in panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown.”
8. Cheesy Cajun Chicken Rice Bake
“Cheesy Cajun Chicken and Rice Casserole, an easy jambalaya variation with tons of flavor!”
9. Amazing Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread
“My kids were scared of the jalapeños in there. They thought it was going to be too spicy but it wasn’t. It was the perfect amount of sweet and spicy.
The kids devoured them once they got over the fact that there was “green stuff” in their cornbread.”
10. Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage
“A spicy and creamy cajun shrimp pasta dish with blackened shrimp and andouille sausage.”