Ok, I know Margarita's are not a true Cajun specialty. But being a fan of Margaritas, this just sounds like something too interesting to pass up! From tideandthyme.com, supposedly from the HBO series True Blood set in Louisiana. If using the chile-infused tequila, note the time requirements for steeping and plan ahead. The sweet & sour of the margarita temper the spiciness.
This is an easy-on-your-waistline recipe that still delivers on flavor. "Dirty rice is a classic Cajun dish made "dirty" by cooking the rice with minced livers or gizzards. This is a healthier version using brown rice and lean ground beef", says the author at skinnytaste.com.
I LOVE CHAYOTES!!! So finding this creole recipe using chayotes was a welcome surprise. Mirlitons (chayotes) grow in abundance in southern Louisiana. This version is stuffed with shrimp and sounds absolutely delicious - can't wait to try them!
Shrimp and eggplant dressing is a very popular dish in New Orleans. This particular recipe is from Nola Cuisine, an excellent New Orleans cooking blog. Prep time doesn't include time to peel and devein shrimp, as some shell-on shrimp already comes split and deveined.
Every culture/ethnic group seems to have its own version of meat pies. In Latin America, it's the empanada. In Louisiana, it's the meat pie! This yummy version is different than others I've seen on Food.com, and is originally from a cooking blog.
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