Posts Tagged ‘Cajun cuisine’

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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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Down in the swamps of Southern Louisiana lives one of the best cultures in the World in my opinion. Cajuns are a humble people who know how to have a good time without all the excesses of life. Some would call it simplicity. When it comes to food there’s no exception. This simple meal consists of Boudin which is a Cajun sausage stuffed with rice, pork, green onions, and of course cayenne pepper. On the side, we have another favorite which is rice, okra, and tomatoes. Delicious!

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