Posts Tagged ‘Cajun cuisine’

Cajun food at it’s best! Certified Cajun Crawfish and Mississippi Catfish. Support American workers. Photo 2021 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

Wow! I am always cooking something, but I am not always writing about it. I wanted to cook a Blackened Catfish recipe that could be topped with a Crawfish Etouffee, as I have recently been cooking more with cast iron. Cast iron is another topic, but I must say it is the best cookware I have ever used, and it is very non-stick and versatile, if you treat it the way it needs to be treated. During my search for a recipe, I came across this one for the Blackened Catfish and wanted to share it. Chef Charlie Andrews makes the video simple and if you follow it you will have some excellent Blackened Catfish which you can eat as a stand alone or you can top with whatever your heart desires such as shrimp, scallops, crab meat, etc. Chef Charlie Andrews knocks it out of the park with this Blackened Catfish recipe. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtG_UJf2N38&t=355s

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Cajun Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe for Cajun Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta

1 Fryer or about 4 lbs of chicken bone-in

1 lb of Angel hair pasta

1 onion chopped

1/2 bell pepper chopped

6 garlic cloves crushed

2 16 oz cans of  tomatoes

1 16 oz can of stewed tomatoes

4 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon of dry thyme

Non-Stick Spray

Slap Ya Mama Cajun Season

Season chicken with Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning. Spray a non-stick baking pan and bake chicken until juices run clear about 30 minutes. In another pan, add three tsp of oil and saute onion for two minutes. Add bell pepper and saute for four minutes. Add tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, crushed garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and simmer 20 minutes. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain Pasta, top with sauce, and then baked chicken, and mix together. Enjoy!

Recently the band I play with had the privilege of playing the 33rd Annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival in LakeHills, Texas. The festival was well-managed and full of fun festive people. We had a great time! Here are some photos I took at the festival. Even though there is a drought that has caused a 97% reduction in lake water, the party is still happening.

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