You don’t have to visit Louisiana to taste authentic cajun flavor! At least, not yet. Enjoy these 21 Southern Style Louisiana cajun recipes…
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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 a 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. Cajun Mac & Cheese
At Delish, you can’t really trust when one of us blurts out “This is the best thing we’ve ever made!” because we say that once a week at a minimum. When you’re cooking this much, it’s impossible to not black out and go into a food coma on the reg. After we finished devouring this cajun mac—in pure silence—we knew that we had developed a winner.
6. Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Slow Cooker Jambalaya, with chucks 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. Cajun Fried Pickles
Dill pickle chips are bathed in a Cajun buttermilk batter, fried until crispy, then dipped in a homemade blue cheese sauce… the ultimate fried pickles!
10. Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage
A spicy and creamy cajun shrimp pasta dish with blackened shrimp and andouille sausage.
11. Jalapeno Hushpuppies
The absolute best Jalapeno Hushpuppies Recipe, from the famed Okie Dokies Smokehouse in Asheville, North Carolina.
12. Honey Lime Cajun Wings
Citrus and spicy, with a hint of honey sweetness, these Cajun Honey Lime Chicken Wings may change the way you flavor your wings forever. The wings are oven baked, and basted with an amazing sauce that will make these wings a crowd favorite.
13. Easy One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice
Amazing Cajun-style flavors collide in this one-pot chicken and dirty rice! The crispy chicken, spicy andouille sausage, and fluffy dirty rice… all made from scratch… make each bite a true explosion of flavor!
14. 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.
15. Spicy Louisiana Shrimp Dip
Spicy Louisiana Shrimp Dip is a spicy, creamy dip with cajun spices that you can make in 30 minutes. It’ll be the hit of your party.
16. Cajun Bourbon Chicken
My Cajun Bourbon Chicken is ready in less than 30 minutes and it’s beyond delicious. After all the heavy food eaten over the holidays, this dish hits the spot! It’s quick, easy, and tasty. Oh, and really spicy! We love spicy food so I added extra Asian Sriracha sauce.
17. Cajun Steak
Crazy juicy, tender Grilled Cajun Steak seeping with flavor from the most amazing Cajun steak marinade and Cajun spice rub all complimented by sweet tangy Apricot Orange Glaze that is lick your plate delicious! Incredible alone or makes the most amazing sandwiches and wraps!
18. Cajun Red Beans & Rice
Red Beans and Rice Recipe is the perfect kidney beans recipe filled with all of the classic Southern creole flavors throughout. This is an awesome addition to your favorite cajun recipes.
19. Creamy Cajun Pork Chops
We are pretty crazy for pork chops around here, in fact, a good pork chop is probably Meathead’s favorite thing for dinner. And if there’s any kind of cream sauce involved, it’s a surefire hit. For the past several months, my favorite seasoning to play around with has been Cajun (or Creole) seasoning and smoked paprika. Creamy Cajun Pork Chops has become a new favorite in my house.
20. New Orleans Gumbo
My take on a hearty New Orleans Gumbo with shrimp and sausage! I’m making the roux from scratch so it’s extra flavorful! This recipe is perfect to make on the weekend and enjoy all week long as the flavor gets BETTER with time!
21. Chicken & Sausage Cajun Jambalaya
Sausage & Chicken Cajun Jambalaya has all of the flavors of an authentic jambalaya recipe. This sausage jambalaya comes together easily in one pot, is gluten-free and dairy-free for a simple and healthier Cajun dinner recipe.