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Category: Cajun Food

Cajun-Spiced Swordfish Tacos with Green Onions, Radishes and Chipotle Sour Cream

El Mitote’s Tacos I love tacos.  And apparently I am not alone. I posted the Instagram picture of the ones on the left and it broke the bank in “likes”.  These tacos are from El Mitote (208 Columbus Ave. NYC Tel: (212) 874-2929).  But even […]

Cajun Spiced Shrimp over Cheese Grits and Bacon

         Grits are about as southern as my Aunt Charlotte. She hailed from Huntsville, Alabama and yet never lost a syllable of her Southern accent despite living in Canada for decades.  But for all her southernism, Aunt Charlotte never introduced us to grits. That happy […]

Watermelon Salsa served 2 ways: In Fish Tacos and a Blackened Swordfish Salad

         For the last few summers, one of our salads of choice has been the Watermelon and Tomato rendition first published here in July 2010: https://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2010/07/watermelon-and-tomato-salad.html.  Nothing says ‘cool off’ like watermelon and this salad combines the sweetness of the fruit with the tang of ripe […]

Andouille Sausage and Shrimp with Creole Mustard Sauce adapted from Bon Appetit and Stir-Fried Green Beans with Cumin adapted from Suvir Saran

         One of the great joys of cooking for me is finding flavor combinations that work together beautifully even though they come from completely different cooking traditions.  That’s what this dinner does. It takes a wonderful Cajun dish from Bon Appetit  full of shrimp and […]

Chicken and Sausage Maque Choux

It never occurred to me to serve a stew in the summer.  But here’s how it happened.  I am getting ready to go out to the beach for some good long stretches this summer.  As the departure date approaches, I’ve been trying to pare down […]