Spicy food is perfect for the holiday season because it warms the soul and gets the stuffy noses running. Enjoy these 21 quick cajun recipes…
1. Classic Creole Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya
You can make this authentic homemade Creole Jambalaya Recipe really easily! It’s flavor packed with bell peppers, celery, onions, spices, Andouille sausage, and shrimp, you’ll love it! It’s also gluten free and dairy free.
2. Creole Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs
There was a time when no party was complete without them, but the deviled eggs of our childhoods have seemingly drifted from potluck popularity to total obscurity. Why, you ask? Well, deviled eggs tend to be devilish in name only. There’s not enough heat, not enough excitement, not enough sexiness. That is to say, they’re dull.
3. Cajun Shrimp & Grits
If you don’t have an excessive appetite for food as I do (The proper term is Foodie… I think that’s what they call it…), or you’re not a southerner or have been exposed to the south, then you probably haven’t heard of Cajun shrimp and grits. So let’s get caught up to speed on what this blazing hot dish is….
4. Boudin Balls
In Southeast Louisiana, folks take boudin, our beloved pork, and rice sausage, remove it from its casing, and form it into balls that are then breaded and deep-fried. People go crazy for these boudin balls, especially at festivals like Jazz Fest when you want something delicious and bite-sized to keep you going throughout the day.
5. Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip
This hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip is delicious and super easy to make. Juicy shrimp are cooked with traditional Creole flavors, cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, and bell peppers to make this warm dip. It is the perfect appetizer for parties and is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Serve it at your super bowl gathering or your Mardi gras party. This hot shrimp dip is perfect for any occasion when people are together and they want a delicious creamy snack.
6. Best Crab Cakes Ever
Crab cakes. I want to taste every bit of the $4,686 in crab meat I bought. Yes, Cookies. We’re not wasting time today. No filler. Just a little binder, a lot of flavor, and CRAB!
7. Creole Green Beans
Creole Green Beans Recipe – transform canned green beans into something amazing! Green beans, bacon, onion, green pepper, brown sugar, mustard, stewed tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce. SO good! I could make a meal out of these green beans!
8. 30-Minute Creole Jambalaya
Enjoy a little Louisiana Southern comfort with this 30 Minute Creole Jambalaya! It’s an easy weeknight meal for busy families and perfect for game day or Mardi Gras too.
9. Homemade Creole Seasoning
This Creole Seasoning is a wonderful blend of spices that could only come from New Orleans!! Perfect for adding flavor to so many dishes!
Today begins the countdown to last minute Christmas shopping!
Everyone is starting to rush and panic and I have the perfect quick meal to make when you return from shopping.
My delicious crawfish and grits are the ultimate comfort food.
11. Muffaletta Sandwich
You start with bread (which, yes you purists, I know this isn’t the authentic round muffaletta loaf, but a focaccia or other Italian round bread does just fine). Then, spread generous amounts of an olive spread and just layer all kinds of delicious cold cuts and cheese. The longer the olive spread and cold cuts can mingle with the bread, the better your muffaletta will be. I love serving these sandwiches cut into rectangles or into wedges so a beautiful cross-section of meats and cheeses is exposed!
12. Shrimp Pistolettes Cajun Treat
A Cajun treat, straight from the bayous of south Louisiana, French bread is stuffed with shrimp Creole stuffing—a combination of fresh Louisiana shrimp, cornbread, and Cajun spices.
13. Creole Salmon Cakes
Salmon Cakes…yes, not just any salmon cakes, but salmon cakes made with Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon.
14. Big Easy Style Saucy Creole Shrimp
I don’t know, but I might as well just starting getting ready for Easter because before you know it, that’s gonna be here too. Not that I am complaining, I find Easter kind of fun. Thinking it’s all those pastel colors and feelings of spring.
15. Paleo Creole Sauce
Tomato season is just around the corner and I am so excited to make this Chicken Creole again. Wait, chicken? Yeah – I decided to use up some extra Creole sauce when I made my authentic New Orleans Paleo Shrimp Creole on some chicken breasts I had that needed to be cooked.
16. Creole Black-Eyed Peas
When I was growing up, my mother made black-eyed peas, greens, and corn bread for lunch every New Year’s Day, and carrying on the tradition brings back good memories. Even though I probably turned up my nose at it at the time, these days it’s a meal that epitomizes comfort food to me.
17. Slow Cooker Creole Chicken & Sausage
Creole Chicken and Sausage? I don’t really know how to explain it, but it’s a like whoa yummy combo we have going on up in here.
18. Ti-Malice Hot Sauce
A recipe for Ti-Malice, a popular Caribbean hot sauce originating from Haiti, typically made with Scotch Bonnet chili peppers. It has an interesting origin story in Haitian folklore and has many variations. This is one of our favorite ways to make it.
19. Cajun Creole New Orleans Remoulade Sauce
This really is not complicated. It is a cup and a half of mayonnaise with flavoring. It is traditionally used as a condiment with seafood (ever hear of Shrimp Remoulade???). Take a look at the photos and you can see my Crab Cakes with a Remoulade Sauce.
A tasty Creole-style dish with shrimp in a thick and tomato based sauce with onions, celery, and bell pepper along with some spicy hot sauce that is typically served over rice.
21. Chicken with Creole Cream
Chicken with creole cream sauce on a bed of green chili, garlic mashed potatoes. It takes a rustic cajun dish up a couple notches. From down and dirty stew to dinner party. Don’t get me wrong. I love a creole chicken stew. It’s comfort food with spice. But sometimes upscale is the way to go.