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Cajun Recipes

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Here you'll find a selection of some of our classic Cajun recipes crafted by Cajun men themselves. These dishes are sure to leave your taste buds real happy and your belly real full!


Damn Good Crab Bisque

8 servings

What you'll need:

1   stick butter
1   large onion
1   bell pepper
6   large fat boiled crabs
3   stalks celery with leaves, finely chopped
1   clove garlic, minced
6   green onions, chopped
2   bay leaves
2   quarts chicken stock (or 6, 10½ ounces of chicken broth)
1   pint Half and Half cream
¼  teaspoon powdered thyme
½  pound lump crabmeat
1   6 ounce can claw meat
    Salt and red pepper to taste


Clean crabs and cut segments in halves. Melt butter and on low heat sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery, and green onions until opaque, approximately 10 minutes. Add crab segments and sauté for 5 minutes. Sprinkle in enough flour to make roux, about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock to broth, bay leaves, and salt and pepper. Strain sauce (optional). Add the crabmeat and serve with toasted slices of garlic French bread.


Stuffed Catfish

4 servings

What you'll need:

2   pounds fillet catfish (or four large fillets)
2   8 ounce packages cream cheese
1   pound crawfish tails
¼  teaspoon dry parsley
1   stick butter
¼  teaspoon red pepper
1   cup green onions
1   cup onion tops


Season fillets to taste, (salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.). Broil at 500 degrees on pan lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray until golden brown. Melt butter in skillet, add green onions. Sauté 5 minutes. Add crawfish and simmer for 10 minutes. Melt cream cheese in crawfish mix and cook until bubbly (approximately 5 minutes). Add other seasonings. Spoon over catfish fillets and serve.

This recipe was demonstrated on November 26, 1997 by Beaver Club member Ed Roy and host Robin Mattson on "The Main Ingredient," a national cooking show on Lifetime Network — Television for Women.


Mandarin Orange Cake

What you'll need:

1   box yellow butter cake mix
½  cup vegetable oil
4   eggs1   11 ounce can mandarin oranges


Mix cake mix, oil and eggs. Add oranges, including juice. Divide batter into three 8-inch greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Filling and Icing

What you'll need:

1   3 ounce box instant vanilla pudding

1   20 ounce can crushed pineapple (including juice)
1   8 ounce container non-dairy whipped topping


Mix pudding and pineapple (including juice). Add non-dairy whipped topping and mix well. Ice layers of cake after layers have cooled completely. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

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