Bring the Big Easy home with these simply irresistible recipes from Shrimp and Creamy Gouda Grits to Tasso, Pear, and Brie Pizza, Jambalaya Pot Pies for Two, and Spicy Crawfish Boil Soup!
You don’t have to live down south to enjoy some of your favorite Louisiana and New Orleans-inspired delicacies! This is a cookbook that draws inspiration from classic recipes down in the bayou and transforms them into modern-day dishes for all to enjoy. With a touch of nostalgia and using fresh ingredients that can be found anywhere, all are easy enough for anyone to make at home. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or an old pro, you will love whipping up new takes on tradition. Divided into fun, modern chapters such as Everyday Dish, Small Bites, Date Night, and Happy Hour, recipes include:
Shrimp étouffée stuffed potatoes
Crawfish butternut squash mac n’ cheese
Fried green tomato BLTs with caramelized onion remoulade
Smoky bacon and crawfish flatbread
Chicken and andouille sausage gumbo with fried okra dippers
Pecan praline cinnamon rolls
Mango bourbon smash
So many more!
A fusion of deconstructed Cajun ingredients and traditional flavors, Modern Cajun Cooking is a necessity for any season. Gather everyone around the table and celebrate food, life, and love with a fresh and unexpected home-cooked meal.
Leigh Ann Chatagnier is the founder of food & lifestyle blog My Diary of Us and author of The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen: Classic Cuisine with a Twist of Farm-to-Table Freshness. Cooking has always been a part of her life, and she has always enjoyed creating recipes around fresh, not processed, foods. When her son was born, she knew she wanted to start him off on this healthy path as soon as possible! Leigh Ann lives with her husband and son in Houston, Texas.
"Fresh, easy, and flavor-packed, these mouthwatering recipes will transport you straight to the kitchens of Louisiana . . . Everyone knows the staple Cajun foods: crawfish, shrimp po'boys, jambalaya, beignets. But far fewer folks outside of Louisiana would dare attempt these classics at home. Enter Modern Cajun Cooking, which reveals how easy it is to bring delicious Louisiana flavors into your own kitchen . . . Chatagnier puts a farm-fresh spin on Cajun classics, delivering dishes that are bright, indulgent, and full of flavor. Try one tonight!" —Closer magazine