Homemade Vegetable Soup

Homemade Vegetable Soup

 

Your favorite vegetables are cooked in tomato sauce and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning for an extra kick. Try adding noodles for a heartier meal.
For more delicious recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun !
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 lb beef stew meat or cubed ham
  • Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 3 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups carrot, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 (16-ounce) can corn kernels
  • 1 (16-ounce) can green beans
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) can peas and carrots
  • 2 oz uncooked spaghetti noodles (optional)
  • Garnish: Chopped Parsley
  • Saltine crackers, to serve

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, bring 8 cups water to a boil over high heat. Season meat with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, and add to water; boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to a medium-low; add tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Add more Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning to taste; cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Add corn, green beans, broth, soup, and canned peas and carrots. Add enough water to reach 2 to 3 inches from top of pot; cook for about 1 hour.
  • If adding noodles break spaghetti up into short pieced, and add to soup. Cook for about 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve with saltine crackers.
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Muffuletta Egg Rolls

Muffuletta Egg Rolls

 

Chef Elliott Wilson regularly travels to New Orleans which inspired his Muffuletta Egg Rolls. An original New Orleans Muffuletta is a sandwich on round Italian bread, with cold cuts, cheese, and olive salad. Elliot really took this dish to the next level by turning them into Egg Rolls!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Cajun, Chinese
Author Elliott Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brine-Cured Black Olives, Sliced
  • 1 cup Large Pimiento-Stuffed Olives, Sliced
  • ½ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Minced Yellow Onion
  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Celery
  • 2 tbsp Minced Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Minced Onion
  • tsp  Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • Thin Cut Provolone
  • Thin Cut Mozzarella
  • Thin Cut Mortadella
  • Thin Cut Salami
  • Thin Cut Capicola
  • Egg Roll Wrappers
  • White Sesame Seeds

Instructions

Creole Olive Salad

  • Mix 1 cup pitted brine-cured black olives, sliced 1 cup large pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion, 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery, 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley, Juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 ½ teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Super thin cut on all the cheese and meats.

Rolling the Egg Roll

  • Take a look at the pictures to see how to construct the rolls, be patient with them, and make sure they are sealed well.
  • Place the meat inside of the cheese
  • Lay the Eggroll paper like a diamond. Place meat, and cheese in the middle. Then add the creole olive salad (see picture to see location).
  • Roll the Egg Roll, Make sure it is sealed tight!
  • Heat vegetable oil in your skillet and deep fry to a golden brown, sprinkle with white sesame seeds, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning when done frying.

Notes

Elliott Prefers to use, Sargento provolone and mozzarella, Dietz and Watson mortadella, salami, & capicola, Nasoya egg roll paper, and Lindsay Olives 
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Mama Jen’s Shrimp Dip

Mama Jen’s Shrimp 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 8

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) can tiny shrimp, drained
  • Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend, to taste

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise. Add ketchup, onion, and bell pepper. Stir in shrimp and Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Blend. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Serve with bagel chips.
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Fried Boudin Balls

Fried Boudin Balls

 

Perfect for passing around a family party or just frying up for fun, these bite-size boudin balls are deep-fried and seasoned with two famous Slap Ya Mama Products.
For more tasty recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun!
Servings 32 Boudin Balls

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow , whisk together eggs, salt, Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning , and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce. Shape boudin sausage into 1 ¼-inch balls.
  • Working in batches, dip balls in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Roll in bread crumbs, coating evenly.
  • In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2 inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°. Fry balls, in batches, until light brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Let drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
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Ponce Sauce Piquante

Ponce Sauce Piquante

 

Essential to Cajun cuisine and its history, this classic Acadian dish uses smoked pork stomach sausage and other flavorful ingredients to create a rich, comforting meal.
This 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

  • 1 lb smoked pork sausage, sliced
  • 1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1 (4-pound) smoked ponce
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • hot cooked rice, to serve

Instructions

  • In a large cast-iron stockpot or Dutch oven, heat sausage and water just to cover over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until water is evaporated and sausage begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more water until sausage is covered, and cook, stirring frequently, until no water is left.
  • Add tomatoes with chiles; cook with sausage and keep stirring until sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute for about 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in a little water. Add ponce, and add water until half of ponce is covered. Cover and cook over medium heat until tender, about 1 ½ hours, turning 3 or 4 times, and poking once with a skewer in several places to release juices.
  • Add green onion and parsley. Slice ponce in a pot with gravy. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.
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Chicken Sauce Piquante

Chicken Sauce Piquante

 

Chicken Sauce Piquante is a traditional Cajun recipe that has been around for generations. With a reddish spicy gravy, it has incredible flavor and is fairly simple to prepare. Served over rice, the dish was and still is a staple in many households in and around the Acadian area.
For more recipes like this check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up (skin removed, if desired)
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • cup beef broth
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup diced mushroom
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
  • Hot cooked rice, to serve

Instructions

  • In a 4-quart stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides. (Don't be afraid to burn the chicken a little or for it to stick to the bottom of the pot. This is where the gravy will come from.) Remove chicken from pot.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and just enough water to cover bottom of pot (about 1 cup); saute until vegetables are softened. Add tomato sauce; saute for 10 minutes. Add broth, cream, mushrooms, and remaining 1 tablespoon of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning; saute for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; return chicken to pot, and fill pot with just to top of the chicken (about 1 quart). Cover and boil, stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
  • Reduce heat, and uncover; stir in green onion and parsley. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Notes

Note: You may add smoked sausage to this dish. If you do, treat it just as you would the chicken. 
Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
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Fried Oyster Salad

Fried Oyster Salad

 

Oysters in the half shelf are deep-fried to perfection and served over a creamy spinach mixture. Get 'em while they're hot!
This delicious recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast.
Servings 24 Oysters

Ingredients

  • 2 (6-ounce) bags fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp anise-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
  • tsp kosher salt, divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 24 Fresh Oysters on the half shell
  • 4 cups kosher salt
  • cups lightly packed grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • cup whole buttermilk
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning 
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Garnish: Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce 
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Instructions

  • In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse spinach in batches until finely chopped.
  • In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually add spinach; cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cream, liqueur, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Remove oysters from shells, reserving oysters. On a rimmed baking sheet, place kosher salt. Arrange oyster shells on prepared pan. Fill shells with spinach mixture. Top with cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • In a shallow dish, place buttermilk. In another shallow dish, whisk together cornmeal, flour, Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning , remaining 1½ teaspoons salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • In a Dutch oven, pour vegetable oil to a depth of two inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360°.
  • Dip oysters in buttermilk, letting excess drip off. Dredge oysters in cornmeal mixture, shaking off excess. Working in batches, carefully place oysters in a hot oil. Fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Let drain on paper towels. Place on top of a spinach mixture. Garnish with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce , if desired. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

 

Baked with crunchy pecans and a little bit of spice, this sweet bread is a perfect treat to take to friends and neighbors--no special events required.
This delicious dessert comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients

  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • cup cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
  • cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg whites
  • cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5-inch cast-iron loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and melted butter. Gradually add eggs and egg yolk, whisking to combine. Whisk in mashed banana and sour cream.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, toasted pecans, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, baking soda, and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Stir in pecans, turbinado sugar, and vanilla. Spoon pecan mixture over batter.
  • Bake for 35 minutes; cover with foil, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes more. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
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Blackened Redfish

Blackened Redfish

 

Spicy and fresh, there's nothing like the flavor that comes from cooking fish in a cast-iron skillet.
Want more recipes like this? Check out our cookbook Growing Up Cajun! It invites you to explore Cajun traditions, the history behind the Slap Ya Mama name, Cajun lore, and some of the most prized recipes in Louisiana—all flavored with Walker family stories.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to high heat (400° to 450°). Preheat 12-inch cast-iron skillet on grill for 15 minutes.
  • Pour melted butter in a shallow dish. Dip each fillet in butter, turning to coat. Sprinkle both sides of fillets with Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning; pat gently to coat.
  • Add oil to skillet (oil should smoke); place fish in skillet. Cook, covered, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn, and cook, covered, until fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes more. Carefully remove skillet from grill.
  • Place lemons, cut side down, on grill. Cook, covered, until charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with fish.
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Fried Pork Chops

Fried Pork Chops

 

Best served with heaping helpings of mashed potatoes and green beans, these bone-in chops are fried to perfection!
This yummy 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.
Servings 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place pork chops on a large plate, and sprinkle both sides with ½ tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Stack pork chops, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hrs.
  • Place buttermilk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine flour and remaining 1 tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • In a large Dutch oven, pour oil or lard to the depth of 4 inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 365°.
  • Dip pork chops in buttermilk, letting excess drip off. Dredge in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Working in batches, fry until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Let drain on paper towels.
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Oysters Three Ways

Oysters Three Ways

Not an oyster fan, you say? You might change your mind after you try these three ways to prepare and enjoy them! Scroll down for Spinach & Andouille Oysters, Brie & Bacon Oysters, and New Orleans Barbecue Oysters recipes!

Enjoy these Oysters? Check out more of Mama Jen’s recipes in our Growing Up Cajun - Cookbook. 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.

 

Spinach & Andouille Oysters

Makes 24

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ pound fresh andouille sausage
  • ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning 
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 24 oysters on ½ the shell
  • Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Bring a large dutch oven with salted water to a boil. Add spinach; cook, stirring constantly, just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain; press to remove excess moisture. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add Slap Ya Mama HOT Cajun Seasoning; cook stirring frequently, until brown and crumbly, about 15 minutes.
  • Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Add wine, and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking until wine reduces, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and salt; cook until liquid is almost evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bread crumbs and remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Arrange oysters on a prepared pan top each oyster with about 1 tablespoon sausage mixture.
  • Broil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Serve with Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce
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Brie & Bacon Oysters

Makes 16

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 8oz wheel of Brie
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 cups rock salt
  • 16 fresh oysters on the half shell
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Cook bacon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving one tablespoon drippings in a pan.
  • Add butter to pan; stir in shallot and garlic, and cook until tender. Add wine, and cook until wine evaporates. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add brie, cream cheese, and parmesan, stirring until melted and combined. Stir in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  • Preheat oven to 450°. Pour rock salt onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Arrange oysters on prepared pan. Top each oyster with about 2 tablespoons of brie sauce and 2 tablespoons bread crumbs.
  • Bake until browned and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes. Crumble reserved bacon, and sprinkle over oysters.
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New Orleans Barbecue Oysters

Makes: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil. Pour rock salt onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama - Cajun Hot Sauce, Slap Ya Mama - Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, pepper, and kosher salt; cook for 2 minutes. Add beer; cook until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, stirring until combined.
  • Arrange oysters on prepared pan. Divide sauce among oysters.
  • Bake until edges of oysters are curled, 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with rosemary if desired!
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Debris Po’Boys

Debris Po’Boys

 

All the spices and flavors of chuck roast are combined with sandwich fixin's and fresh rolls- lunch is served.
This delicious recipe is from our Growing Up Cajun Cookbook. Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 (2.5-pound) beef chuck roast
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, halved
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced

Instructions

  • Make small cuts about every 3 inches into roast, being careful not to pierce through to bottom; insert garlic slices into cuts. Sprinkle both sides of roast with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over high heat until almost smoking. Carefully add roast; cook until well browned on all sides. Remove from pan; reduce heat to medium. Add onion and carrot; cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Return roast to pan; add stocks, Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a low. Cover and simmer until meat is fork-tender, about 3hours. Using 2 forks, shred beef.
  • Using a spatula, spread mayonnaise onto bottom half of each roll. Top with lettuce and tomato. Spoon roast beef with gravy on top. Cover with top half of roll!
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