French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

 

Few things can't be solved over a steaming bowl of French onion soup. Let your problems melt away with your first taste of this warm broth topped baguette rounds and Swiss cheese.
This tasty recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun, order your copy today for more tasty recipes!
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 8 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can of beef consommé
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • toasted baguette rounds
  • Shredded Swiss cheese
  • Garnish: fresh thyme

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and onions, in batches if necessary; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is golden brown, about 1 hour.
  • Add garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in flour, and cook for 2 minutes. Add beef broth, beef consommé, salt, pepper, and Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend Seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Add thyme to soup, and simmer for 5 minutes. Ladle soup into oven proof bowls; top with baguette rounds and cheese.
  • Broil 6 inches from heat until cheese is browned and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Garnish with thyme, if desired.
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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas

 

Black-eyed Peas are a southern good luck tradition for New Years Day. Start soaking your peas for luck and prosperity.
This tasty recipe was created by our wonderful ambassador Joy.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Soak dry beans over night. Drain water the next day.
  • In a large pot, sauté chopped bacon, onions, and celery. Cook them down a few minutes until soft.
  • Add chicken broth, beans, spices, and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for about 2 hours until beans are nice and soft.
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Classic Collard Greens

Classic Collard Greens

 

Bacon drippings and smoked turkey turn these greens into a side that can stand on its own.
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 4 bunches collard greens, stemmed and chopped (about 32 cups)
  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch oven, heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Add collards in batches, stirring until wilted after each addition. Add turkey leg, broth, salt, and Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning; cover and cook until greens are tendered about 25 minuted. Stir in vinegar. Serve immediately.
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Fried Catfish Po’Boys

Fried Catfish Po’Boys

 

Put your fish fry to good use by slathering it in Rémoulade Sauce and turning it into one of these crave-worthy sandwiches.
Servings 4

Ingredients

Fried Catfish Po'Boys

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 12 oz. box of Slap Ya Mama Fish Fry
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 4 catfish fillets
  • ½ cup Remoulade Sauce
  • 4 (6-to 8-inch) loaves French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup shredded iceburg lettuce
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced

Rémoulade Sauce

  • cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • tbsp capers, chopped
  • tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

Fried Catfish Po'Boys

  • In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°
  • In a medium bowl, place Slap Ya Mama Cajun Fish Fry. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and 1 tablespoon water. Dip fish in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Dredge in fish fry, coating completely. Working in batches, fry fish until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Let drain on paper towels.
  • Using a spatula, spread ¼ cup Rémoulade Sauce onto bottom half of each loaf. Top with fried fish, lettuce, tomato, and pour an additional ¼ cup Basic Rémoulade over each sandwich. Cover with top halves of loaves.

Rémoulade Sauce (Makes about 1 ½ cups)

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

 

Hearty and classic, this meringue-topped beauty is meant for passing around a table filled with the loved ones.
This delicious recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. From squirrel season to crawfish season, you’ll be inspired by the true flavors of Louisiana.

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • 2⅔ cup plus ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • ½ cup cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tbsp plus ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • (16-ounce) loaves French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add 2⅔ cups sugar, whisking until thick and pale yellow. Add evaporated milk, melted butter, bourbon, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, whisking until smooth. Add bread cubes and fold until bread is coated. Place in prepared baking dosh.
  • Bake until knife inserted in the center comes out clean, let cool on wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites, almond extract, remaining ½ cup sugar, and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Top bread pudding with meringue mixture.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
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Fried Chicken Club Sandwiches

Fried Chicken Club Sandwiches

 

While it's impossible to get tired of fried chicken, you can shake things up by covering it in C'est Bon Slaw to create a deep-fried club sandwich.
This recipe if from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun

Ingredients

Chicken Sandwich

C'est Bon Slaw

  • 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  • ½ cup cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Creole Mustard
  • ¾ tsp celery salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend

Instructions

  • In a 13x9-inch baking dish, combine buttermilk and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce.
  • Add chicken to dish, making sure meat is submerged. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet, pour oil to depth of 1 inch, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°.
    In another 13x9-inch baking dish, stir together flour and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.
  • Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, discarding marinade. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, turning to coat. Working in batches, fry chicken until browned on both sides and a meat thermometer inserted in thickest.

C'est Bon Slaw

  • In a large bowl, combine cabbages, carrot, and onion.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and all remaining ingredients. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cabbage mixture, stirring to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Slap Ya Mama Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Slap Ya Mama Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

 

Bring your roasted pumpkin seeds to the next level with Slap Ya Mama Seasoning!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Carve hole in pumpkin. Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to remove the inside pulp, stringy fibers, and entangled raw seeds from the pumpkin.
  • Add the seeds to a colander, wash and remove any pulp left on the seeds. It’s okay if some flesh remains. Make sure to dry the seeds fully. This process will help to crisp up the seeds during roasting. 
  • Toss the seeds in a bowl with olive oil, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning 
  • Roast the seeds at 350°F for about 12 to 15 minutes, tossing the seeds every 5 minutes. When the seeds give a nutty aroma and golden brown color, they are ready!
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Turtle Soup

Turtle Soup

 

This dish is essential to the full experience of Louisiana cuisine and is always served with a glass of sherry.
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless turtle meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama HOT Blend Seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Dark Flour (recipe follows)
  • 8 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups dry sherry
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: chopped

Instructions

  • Trim fat and gristle from turtle meat. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes, and grind in a meat grinder.
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turtle meat; bell pepper, onion, calery, and garlic; cook until turtle is browned and onion is tendered, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in paprika, bay leaves, Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning, thyme, oregano, Slap Ya Mama HOT Blend Seasoning, cumin, coriander, and chili powder; cook for 2 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together Dark Flour and 2 cups of broth until smooth; stir into turtle mixture. Gradually stir in tomatoes, sherry, wine, and remaining 6 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves.
  • Add eggs, parsley, and lemon juice; cook for 15 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Divide soup among serving bowls. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices, if desired. Serve with sherry and french bread.

Dark Flour

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Spread flour onto a rimmed baking sheet
  • Bake until dark brown and nutty, stirring occasionally at first and frequently during the last 15 minutes. Let cool completely before using, and store in a airtight container for up to one month.
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Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

 

Nothing feeds the belly and the soul like a warm bowl of gumbo. Served over rice, this dish combines all your seafood favorites into one comforting bowl.
For more recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chopped fresh okra
  • cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 cups seafood stock
  • 1 (8-ounce) container crab claw meat, picked free of shell
  • cup amber beer
  • 2 tbsps file powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb red snapper fillets, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • hot cooked rice, to serve
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers shucked oysters, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container of jumbo lump crabmeat, pickled free of shell
  • Garnish: sliced green onion

Instructions

  • In a 8-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes; add flour, stirring to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until a peanut butter-colored roux forms, about 20 minutes.
  • Add okra, onion, bell peppers, celery, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add stock, crab claw meat, beer, filé powder, Worcestershire, salt, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning, and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a medium, and simmer for about 1 hour.
  • Add shrimp, fish, oysters, and lump crabmeat; cool until seafood is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in Parsley. Serve over hot cooked rice. Garnish with green onion, if desired.
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Need a New Game Time Dip? 5 Winning Super Bowl Dips!

Mama Jen’s Crab Dip

 

A good party snack should be irresistible and addictive, and this dip is just that. You'll never have to ask, "What can I bring?" again.
For more delicious recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun !
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce 
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning 
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) container jumbo limp crab meat, drained and pickled free of shell
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Garnish: sliced green onion
  • pita chips to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 1-quart backing dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, Mayonnaise, Swiss, shallot, lemon juice, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce , Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning , and mustard.
  • In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add crabmeat and garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add bourbon; cook until liquid is reduced, about 2 minutes.
  • Fold crabmeat mixture into cream cheese mixture. Transfer to prepared pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Bake until mixture is hot and bubbly and cheese is light golden brown, about 24 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with green onion, if desired. Serve with pita chips.
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