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Cajun Cooking

[ 18 ] April 19, 2011

Cajun Cooking and Louisiana Comfort Food

 

Down home Southern cooking consists of a truly unique blend of French- Canadian, African, English and Native American prepared dishes.

No stranger to Southern comfort food, Louisiana is known for its Cajun cooking, where everything from Crawfish Etouffee to Seafood Gumbo, Jambalaya and Red Beans and Rice are often enjoyed.

beryl stokes

Beryl Stokes

Beryl Stokes is the chief cook and bottle washer of Cajun Cooking TV, and is no stranger to the fine art of preparing delicious Cajun food.

A native of South Louisiana, Beryl created the Cajun Cooking TV website after numerous requests were made for her down home southern comfort food and traditional Cajun recipes from followers worldwide.

On the Cajun Cooking TV website, Beryl shares with you the techniques used to create her mouth-watering recipes through step-by-step videos, photos and article how-tos.

From crawfish pie and how to cook snow crab legs to turnip greens and crock-pot pot roast to grilled pork tenderloin and a made-from-scratch, pecan pie, you’ll discover what true Cajun cooking and down home southern comfort food is all about.

Cajun Cooking TV also showcases tips and videos on grilling, for getting the best flavor possible from your meats. No matter what kind of southern cooking you may be craving, you’re sure to find it on Cajun Cooking TV.

How to Make Crawfish Cakes

[ 0 ] March 3, 2015

How to Make Crawfish Cakes
with Crawfish Cream Sauce

Crawfish Cakes with Crawfish Cream Sauce

Crawfish Cakes with Crawfish Cream Sauce

 

Crawfish Cake Ingredients

How to Make Basic Meatloaf

[ 0 ] February 24, 2015

How to Make Basic Meatloaf

 

Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

An Old Fashion Meatloaf Recipe like Maw Maw used to make is certainly good Southern comfort food at its core.

I think meatloaf is one of those meals that has lost its appeal to the younger generation who relish in saying they enjoy eating lean meats like ground chicken and ground turkey.

Some even profess the yumminess of grilled salmon and seared tuna.  Not me.

Then there are those like one of my own children that think fast food hamburgers are “Da Bomb”.

Sure some of these foods can be tasty and probably good for you and some not so good for you.

But it’s the old faithful favorites like a homemade meatloaf that make a family meal special.  Especially when I can get my grandchild to mix-up the meat for me.  

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[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

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How to Make Lobster Bisque

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015

How to Make Lobster Bisque

 

Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque

A Bisque is a smooth and creamy French soup made with a caramel colored roux, whipping cream, a seasoning mix of onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and carrots and your favorite seafood.

Looking through a local city magazine with its many restaurant reviews causes my mouth to water and inspiration to ensue.  So, recently I saw a beautiful photograph of a Lobster Bisque.  My only experience with Lobster Bisque has been in the fine dining restaurants of Baton Rouge and Panama City Beach.

So how hard can it be?  

As I often say, “It all starts with a roux”.  We felt extravagant and proposed to try a making a Bisque with fresh Lobster tails from Whole Foods.  After steaming the Lobster tails, we ended up with what looked like giant sized crawfish tails.  It was hard to chop up the tails and not just to dip the tail in some cocktail sauce and pop in my mouth.

How to Make Hush Puppies with Jiffy Mix

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015

How to Make Hush Puppies with Jiffy Mix

 

hush puppies

Hush Puppies Ready to Eat!

Cooking Hush Puppies Homemade Hush puppies are quick and easy to make at home.

I love fried catfish and Mike loves fried shrimp.

So, in our efforts to spend less money at restaurants, we have embarked on a quest to mostly cook at home.

We wanted the restaurant feel of being served hush-puppies like at Mike Anderson’s so viola, we made homemade hushpuppies.

And let me tell you, they are so good!

I could eat them like dessert.

 

 

Cajun Cooking TV Chefs

[ 2 ] February 7, 2015

Cajun Cooking TV Chefs

 

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Smothered Pork Chops with Hot Pepper Jelly Glaze

[ 0 ] February 5, 2015

Smothered Pork Chops with Hot Pepper Jelly Glaze

 

pork chops

Some fine Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops in Hot Pepper Jelly are just one of the types of Pork Chops that Mike likes.

He likes Pork Chops fried, grilled, slow-cooked, smoked, and now smothered in Hot Pepper Jelly.

Every time I cook Pork Chops for Mike, it reminds me of his mother Betty Lou. She would fry floured and thin cut pork chops in an electric skillet.

Once she was done, she would pour a can of cream of mushroom soup in the grease to make a gravy. Then, she would put the pork chops back in the gravy.

Just thinking about it now make by arteries seize up.

How to Make Cheese Sauce

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

How to Make Cheese Sauce

 

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

We’ve been getting a lot of requests for Beryl’s cheese sauce recipe.

A great cheese sauce is a basic ingredient in a lot of our wonderful dishes.

Although we have included the cheese sauce recipe in a lot of our videos for specific recipes using cheese sauce, we’ve never published a stand-alone cheese sauce recipe.

So, here’s Beryl’s famous cheese sauce recipe…

Mike likes it so much he would like it as a soup.

Potato and Broccoli Soup Recipe

[ 4 ] January 15, 2015

Potato and Broccoli Soup Recipe

 

potato-and-broccoli-soup

Potato and Broccoli Soup

Winter Potato and Broccoli Soup is a warm creamy soup made with fresh vegetables from our local farmers market, which made for a smooth delectable soup for dinner and perfect for small lunch portions.

It’s been unusually cold so far this winter in Baton Rouge.

I’ve had dig out a coat from my closet that hasn’t been worn in three years and gloves a friend gave me over 15 years ago.

Black Eyed Peas Recipe

[ 8 ] December 9, 2014

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas

 

Mike’s Black Eyed Peas Recipe

 

black eyed peas

Black Eyed Peas

Beryl’s out of town, gone to Scotland for nine days, so I wanted to cook up a pot of something that I could eat on for a few meals.

(Unlike Beryl, I don’t mind eating the same thing 3-4 meals in a row, as long as it is something good!)

We already had spaghetti sauce and chili in the freezer, and I was really wanting something different, as well as easy to make…

Didn’t feel like jambalaya (I eat way too much of it when we have it), and neither red beans and rice or white beans was calling me.

I was looking around in the cabinet, and saw a bag of black-eyed peas. This sounded really good (and easy)…