Cajun Recipes and Authentic Regional Cuisine


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Americans love Cajun Recipes, which come primarily from the state of Louisiana.  


Louisiana, having more miles of ocean shoreline than any other mainland state, is very proud of its seafood.


Alligator, a popular ingredient in Cajun cuisine, is probably the state’s most unique contribution to the American seafood diet.


Alligator tastes somewhat like shark or swordfish, only meatier. It’s often prepared blackened, or with sweet & sour flavorings.


So the next time you visit New Orleans, don’t be afraid of the alligators on your menu. They are just as tasty to you as you are to them.


Cajun Recipes are characterized by Creole flavoring - a particular blend of spices.  Here's a Creole Seasoning recipe anyone can try.  




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Cajun Recipes - Creole Seasoning

INGREDIENTS:

5 Tablespoons Paprika

3 Tablespoons Salt

2 Tablespoons Onion Powder

2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder

2 Tablespoons dried Oregano

2 Tablespoons dried Basil

1 Tablespoon dried Thyme

1 Tablespoon Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon White Pepper

1 Tablespoon Cayenne


Directions:

Mix all ingredients until evenly distributed.  Then rub the meat with the spice mixture before cooking.



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Fried Alligator

INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs alligator meat, cubed

3 cups milk

1 cup mustard 

2 Tablespoons Creole seasoning (recipe shown above)

2 cups bread crumbs

2 cups pancake mix

cooking oil 


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut the alligator into 1” cubes and soak in milk (in the refrigerator) for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Drain milk then season the meat with Creole Seasoning (recipe shown above).
  3. Add the mustard to the bowl and mix well, coating meat with mustard.
  4. Mix bread crumbs and pancake mix together in shaking bag. Drop meat cubes in shaking bag and coat well.
  5. Deep fry over a medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until the coating is golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, ketchup, or other dipping sauce.




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