Cut this out of a newspaper decades ago, and is still one of our special, favorite meals. The article stated it is Paul Prudhomme's mother's recipe, but that was before we hardly knew who HE was! As a testament to how valued this recipe is, I will tell you that my husband had one day pushed me to my ultimate limit and I threw the recipe out! Wow! That brought him to his knees! After another couple of years, I produced my secret copy of it. He never forgot the lesson!
These days, we are more accustomed to highly spiced foods, and I therefore triple the spices. I also let it marinate, refrigerated, for 2 days or even a bit longer to really infuse the flavor.