How to Make Cajun White Beans with Shrimp

white eans with shrimp in a bowl with rice and parsley garnish

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White Beans and Rice is a staple comfort food in South Louisiana. It doesn’t get the press that it’s city cousin, Red Beans and Rice, gets but ask any Native of South Louisiana and they’ll tell you how wonderful a plate of white beans can be. Usually simmered with sausage or ham, the mild beans soak up the flavor from the seasonings with which they are cooked. This recipe adds a twist…white beans slowly simmered in a savory stock with seasoned shrimp and a special flavor enhancer. I can just imagine some Cajun shrimpers out on the trawl with a big pot of white beans in the galley and a bunch of fresh shrimp they just hauled in-why not peel some and throw them in the bean pot?? Delicious! Give Sweet Daddy D’s flavorful, no-angst recipe for Cajun White Beans with Shrimp a try…now that’s some simple Cajun comfort food! Continue reading “How to Make Cajun White Beans with Shrimp”

Cajun Twice Baked Potatoes

two cajun twice baked potatoes in a baking dish

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This is a major league side dish in many South Louisiana restaurants. Sometimes called Stuffed Potatoes and sometimes called Cajun Potatoes, but everyone knows Twice Baked Potatoes. They are just what they sound like, bake a potato, scoop it out, make it creamy and cheesy and mix with lots of Cajun flavors then stuff it back into the hollowed out potato shell. Top it with more cheese and bake it to a bubbly, cheesy, flavorful partner for your steak, seafood or just about anything else. It’s actually pretty simple if you follow Sweet Daddy D’s no-angst recipe for Cajun Twice Baked Potatoes. Continue reading “Cajun Twice Baked Potatoes”

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

a ladel of shrimp and okra gumbo over a stock pot

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Gumbo is one of the most popular and captivating dishes in all of South Louisiana cuisine. What the natives know that others don’t is that there is no one way to make a Gumbo, even while they argue that their way is the only way. The origins of Gumbo go deep into the South Louisiana cultural roots and the variations are as diverse as the culture itself. Usually, it’s a roux based soup-like concoction centered around a protein, either seafood or meat and served over rice, but all of that is variable. Maybe no roux, maybe no meat or seafood, maybe thick, maybe thin…the possibilities are endless. Here’s a look at Sweet Daddy D’s Shrimp and Okra Gumbo, a no-angst approach to a traditional seafood-based Gumbo that’s easier to make than it may appear.

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