If you love to eat specialty spicy dishes, then you most likely have come across at least one Cajun dish that you really like. And if you like to cook at home then you are in luck, because we have 5 cajun dishes that you are sure to use at your next dinner party or get-together.
#1 – Cajun Shrimp with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Every amazing meal must come with an appetizer, so you could first start with this Louisiana Cajun Shrimp with Chipotle Mayonnaise. In fact, you MUST start with this because it’s so darn good! It consists of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tail shell intact, adding Cajun seasoning – homemade or store bought
1/2 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and then adding a few more spices to the dish. While shrimp may be small bites, they offer a huge return in terms of nutritional value and scrumptious delight.
#2 – Penne Pasta & Salmon in a Cajun Cream Sauce
Private Chef Mellanee Harvin of Brooklyn catering The Fork Goes On The Left makes an impressive Cajun Salmon Pasta dish that leaves guests at her events drooling for more. Saute minced garlic with butter until garlic is light brown, add heavy cream, basil, lemon juice, grated cheese blend, & white pepper and you’ve got a fantastic start to a savory meal. Dishes like this are making other Brooklyn caterers jealous!
#3 – Smoked Deer Sausage Jambalaya
George Graham, a food blogger at Acadiana Table, has some great ideas for Jambalaya, a Louisiana origin dish of Spanish and French influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice, and in this instance we use a smoked deer sausage for a different taste than the traditional chicken, turkey or pork sausages. When it comes to Creole jambalaya, this is it in a nutshell.
#4 – Turkey and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
If you love gumbo, try this great recipe gumbo which utilizes leftover roasted turkey, great for after Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can skip a long-stirred roux in this case and instead go for the filé powder, a thickener made from sassafras you can find in the spice aisle at the grocery store.
These recipes are great for anyone looking to expand their cajun cooking skills, especially if you are an artisanal chef, or a cajun caterer of course, or anyone who just loves cajun food and wants to take their cooking to the next level. Check them out today!