Posts Tagged ‘Southern Louisiana’

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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!

Houston has a restaurant that can make your feel as if your right home in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. This restaurant is known as Ragin Cajun. Ragin Cajun serves some of the best po-boys, red beans and rice, boudin balls, gumbo, etouffe, jambalaya, crawfish, shrimp, blue crabs, and oysters on the half-shell around. The accordion’s sing out of the speakers as Cajun music is played.  The tables inside are linked together, so you get a community feel, and often find yourself talking to complete strangers. Unless your related to the Scrooge, your tongue should dance to the flavors of Ragin Cajun. For more information visit http://www.ragin-cajun.com/

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Raw Oysters On The Half-Shell

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Boiled Crawfish

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Red Beans and Rice

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Fried Shrimp Po-Boy

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This is a beautiful example of a Cypress Swamp located at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles, LA. I took this photo while camping.

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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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