Tomato gravy is one of our favorites. I make it several times a month. It's a stick to your ribs kind of meal. Today I'm using smoked venison sausage, but any smoked Cajun sausage will do.
Ok so the weather has gotten a little cooler, and now that we've put the gumbo pot away, we wanted something a little more "stick to your ribs". We had a ton of cleaning and errands to do today, plus my oven being out of commission, it was the perfect day to bust out the Crock-Pot. One of the easiest meals you'll ever make.
Venison back straps are pretty much the Holy Grail of deer meat. It's so tender and flavorful, and very hard to come by unless you know or are someone who hunts. Shout out to my Dad for the meat we're frying tonight!
They're are a few ways that are my favorite, and fried in fish fry is one of them. Crispy and crunchy, they're always a hit.
If you're looking for something easy to cook, while you're at work all day, this is the recipe for you. Beans and rice are so comforting and pretty cheap to prepare as well. They're really easy to make in a crock pot, but can be made on the stove as well.
Crawfish etouffee is a Cajun specialty. Recipes are handed down from one generation to the next. I like to use a medium to dark roux in mine, some people prefer a lighter, or a blonde roux. But absolutely no tomato. None. Tomatoes are all right in etoufee, but that's more of a New Orleans / Creole tradition. To make a Cajun etoufee, no tomatoes.
Rice and gravy is one of the easiest meals you can make. It's nothing fancy, but I promise, it's made in Cajun households at least once a week. Plus it smells so awesome when it's cooking. I grew up eating it, my Dad still mixes his corn into his and tops it with Tiger sauce. I prefer eating it separate from the veggies, but you can eat it however you want to.
Ok, so if you want to cook anything Cajun, you need to know how to make a roux. If you live in Louisiana, there are a few pre-made brands that are pretty good. I've used them in a pinch, when I just don't have time, or I'm being lazy. Usually the latter. But it's pretty easy to make, just a little time consuming.
Oh yeah, Gumbo. Nothing says comfort food like a big bowl of Gumbo. Perfect for cooler nights, or basically anytime the temperature drops into the 70's. I have been known to make it in the summer and just drop the AC down a bit. And since we're stuck in the house with the monsoon not going anywhere, we figured we'd make a Gumbo, pretty much the same as everyone else right now.
Nothing gets people to run to your kitchen faster than the smell of something frying. Especially Cajuns, and fried chicken is so crunchy and crispy on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside. It's portable, and perfect picnic food. Plus it's pretty easy to make at home too.
Looking for a quick and easy weeknight supper? Well look no further. Chicken and sausage Fettuccine is rich and creamy and oh so yummy. Perfect for a fast supper on school / work nights.
Ahhhh red beans and rice, Cajun comfort food. They are creamy and delicious. They are great paired with fried chicken, a pork chop, or corn bread, or all on their own. They are economical and are great for the day before payday. Traditionally made on Mondays, but we eat em anytime we want. Plus, they're kind of good for you. BONUS!
Dirty rice is a staple around here. We eat it at barbeques, holidays, as a side for fried chicken, or just anytime really. It's really easy to make and feeds a crowd, for not a lot of money. Plus it's just good.
Jambalaya is one of the first things I learned to cook when I moved out on my own. If you can cook rice, you can cook jambalaya. It's pretty versatile as well.
Chicken fricassee is essentially a Cajun or french term for chicken stew. It's thick and rich and in my opinion, good anytime of the year, not just the 2 months when it's chilly outside. It's my kind of comfort food.
This is one of my all time favorite meals to make. Tomato gravy is so rich and comforting. It will have your house smelling awesome