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I have never made, or even eaten cajun food. I would love to try and make something over the week-end. Looking for recipe that is tasty and easy to get me started. Any ideas??? Thanks

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Last updated: Jan. 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Posted: Jan. 25, 2013 1:59 pm
 
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Dulac Dirty Rice

Submitted by: Zatarain's® 
This dish has it all. It gets color from the bell peppers, crunch from the pecans, sweetness from the raisins and saltiness from the bacon. 
Recommended by: Saveur
Jan. 25, 2013 2:02 pm
This would be a great way to get started!
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juliec
Jan. 25, 2013 2:10 pm
I read the recipe and it looks really easy and I have everything but the rice mix already. Thanks!!!
 
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Go-To Crawfish Etouffee

Submitted by: Staci 
Home Town: Brandon, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Madison, Mississippi, USA
A simplified but delicious version of this Cajun favorite takes it from a once-in-a-while special treat to a weeknight favorite. You don't slave over a traditional roux, and the recipe only takes 40 minutes. 
Recommended by: Jess124
Jan. 25, 2013 2:16 pm
This is basically the same recipe I use except I use 2 cans cream of mushroom, only 2 tbsp parsley, 2 to 3 onions instead of a cup and 3 bell peppers. So same ingredients just different amounts. You can find crawfish tails in the frozen section. Also season your crawfish tails with cajun seasoning. I reccomend tonys chacheres. If you cant find crawfish you can use shrimp. Good luck!!
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Jess124
Jan. 25, 2013 2:17 pm
Forgot to tell you to serve it over rice
 
juliec
Jan. 25, 2013 2:59 pm
Thanks for the recipe. I have never seen crawfish tails where I live so will be using shrimp. Thanks. Saved
 
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New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp

Submitted by: Rachel K 
Living In: Landmark, Manitoba, Canada
A special entree, excellent with a loaf of French bread to dunk in the sauce, add a glass of wine and a pasta, and you have an incredible meal for any guest. 
Recommended by: irayd8 no more!
Jan. 25, 2013 2:21 pm
Something like this is easy and very tasty!
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juliec
Jan. 25, 2013 3:03 pm
When I fist saw the name of this I thought eww "shrimp with bbq sauce" after reading the recipe it sound soooo good. Thanks for the recipe!!!
 
Commented by: Scotdog
Jan. 25, 2013 2:22 pm
I made this recipe recently, it was delish and very easy! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/red-beans-and-rice-recipe/index.html
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Scotdog
Jan. 25, 2013 2:22 pm
They mention a spice rub, but I just used my own personal one.
 
juliec
Jan. 25, 2013 3:08 pm
Looks very good. I think my husband would like this one. (He doesn't care for seafood.) Thanks
 
Commented by: Jess124
Jan. 25, 2013 2:22 pm
Something super easy to do is buy the box mix of zatarain's jumbalaya and cook it with some sausage. THey have the best box mixes. They have red beans and rice and even gumbo. It is super easy and has a real authintic flavor.
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juliec
Jan. 25, 2013 3:13 pm
Thanks you Jess124 for all the great tips. I never use a rice mix but will give it a try.
 
Jess124
Jan. 25, 2013 3:34 pm
This is the only rice mix I buy. It is my go to easy weeknight meal. You can use sausage, shrimp or chicken. Leftover meat works great in this.
 
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Feed Your Krewe Jambalaya

Submitted by: Zatarain's® 
Feeding a crowd just got easier with this quick and tasty party dish. Its authentic New Orleans flavor is just the thing to kick any celebration into high gear. 
Recommended by: mimosa ain't no PRO
Jan. 25, 2013 3:27 pm
This is super easy with the mix, and a good introduction to the food. It's also a dish easily made from scratch once you have a feel for the flavors later on.
 
Commented by: Buon Appetito
Jan. 25, 2013 5:12 pm
Cajun Turkey Breast Fillets
http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62657427/cajun-turkey-breast-fillets/detail.aspx
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Buon Appetito
Jan. 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Cajun Pasta http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62504919/cajun-pasta/detail.aspx
 
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