Our Favorite Cajun Recipes for the Fall
If we get lucky, we start getting cooler weather in South Louisiana around this time of year. We often joke that there are only two seasons in the bayou: “Hot” and “Not.” With cooler temperatures come many more outdoor activities, football tailgates, nights at “da camp,” and a whole host of Cajun seasonal cuisine. We wanted to share some of our favorite fall recipes with all of you, we hope you enjoy them! We will start with a regional favorite to South Louisiana, a traditional shrimp & okra gumbo.
Traditional Shrimp & Okra Gumbo
Crawfish Boil Leftover Potato Salad
Cajun Bread Pudding
(From Our Good Friends at RealCajunRecipes.com)
Bread pudding was the answer to what to do with leftover bread, which probably came about soon after the invention of bread. Bread pudding is a ‘common’ dessert, definitely not the high end haute cuisine but you would never convince Cajuns or your guest that it isn’t. Visit realcajunrecipes.com for a variety of bread pudding sauce toppings – rum sauce, whiskey sauce, lemon sauce, brown sugar sauce, and bourbon sauce.
2 1/4 cup milk
2 slightly beaten eggs
2 cups 1 inch cubed day old white bread, Evangeline Maid if you can find it
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
In an 8 x 8 buttered pan; add the 1 inch cubed bread. In a bowl, combine the, milk, eggs, brown sugar, and cinnamon, vanilla and salt and mix well. Pour the mixture over the bread, and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.