1. Live Crawfish - Where can I get Crawfish?

    Live Crawfish - Where can I get Crawfish?

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    Buy Live Crawfish Online So it's that time of year again. Carnival season is rolling in, King Cakes are being baked, and Mardi Gras is on it's way. But the 2018 Crawfish season will be interesting this year. Those darned ole crawdads are hiding at the bottom of the swamps and farms due to the cold weather in south Louisiana. With Mardi Gras being so early this year, it's going to be tough to fill the tables with fresh crawfish. Live Crawfish will be hard to come by, but luckily Cajun Grocer will start selling them later this week. Louisiana Crawfish season has begun, although it might start a little slow, I suspect that we will still have a long and plentiful season. So be alert

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  2. Chicken Maque Choux

    Chicken Maque Choux

    Chicken maque choux.
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 2 fryers, each about 3 ½ pounds, cut into serving pieces
    • 4 ½ cups fresh corn kernels scraped off the cob
    • 1 cup beef consommé
    • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 4 medium size yellow onions, chopped
    • 1 medium size bell pepper, chopped
    • 3 fresh ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
    • Salt, black pepper, and cayenne to taste
    • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves
    • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
    • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
    In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Brown
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  3. Chicken Pontalba

    Chicken Pontalba

    Chicken breast with bearnaise sauce.
    • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 4 boneless chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
    • 8 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 cups small diced boiled ham
    • 12 medium-size fresh mushrooms, chopped
    • ½ cup chopped green onions (green part only)
    • Salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne to taste
    • ¼ cup dry white wine
    • 2 cups small diced potatoes
    • Vegetable oil for frying
    • Béarnaise Sauce (recipe follows)
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Melt 6 tablespoons of the butter in a shallow baking pan. Dip the chicken breasts in the butter, coating them
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  4. The Tradition of Tailgating

    The Tradition of Tailgating

    Tailgating and grilling at football game.Here in Louisiana we love sports. This is especially true when it comes to football. Whether it’s high school, college or NFL, football dominates our weekends in the fall. We also love any excuse for a good party, celebrating with our friends and sharing a great meal. The tradition of tailgating for Louisiana sports is the perfect marriage because it merges traditional and new-age aspects of Cajun culture.

    The Origins of Tailgating

    You might think the tailgate party originated in the frozen parking lot of Lambeau Field when Vince Lombardi presided over the Green Bay Packers in the early years of the NFL. Or, perhaps you associate tailgating with college football Saturdays and young
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  5. Chicken Kiev

    Chicken Kiev

    Preparing homemade chicken kiev.
    • 1 ½ sticks butter, chilled
    • 6 boneless chicken breasts, each about 6 ounces each
    • ¾ teaspoon salt
    • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup fine dried breadcrumbs
    • Vegetable oil for deep frying
    Cut the butter into 6 equal pieces. Place each piece in the center of a square of waxed paper, and with your hands roll each piece of butter into a 3-inch-long
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  6. Cajun Summer Olympics

    One of the things that makes Louisiana great is our unique culture. We have our own food, architecture, music and even our own sports — it's true! Well, the truth is we just enjoy having fun and can turn almost anything into a competitive event. If there were such a thing as the Cajun Summer Olympics, these are a few of the events you might expect to see.

    MardiGrasBeads1. The Mardi Gras Bead Catch

    Anyone who has ever stood on a parade route in Louisiana during Mardi Gras will tell you that catching beads is a serious endeavor. The colorful beads and trinkets are prized by both locals and tourists. We don't even want to get into how far some people are willing to go in order to tempt a parade rider to throw them a strand. Want to make
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  7. Chicken Marengo

    Chicken Marengo

    Chicken Marengo in cast iron skillet.
    • 2 fryers, about 3 pounds each, cut into serving pieces
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 1 medium-size yellow onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms, sliced
    • ½ cup dry white wine
    • 1 cup beef broth
    • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
    • 1 bay leaf
    • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • ¼ cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the chicken with
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  8. Southern Fried Chicken

    Southern Fried Chicken

    Southern fried chicken on cutting board.Soaking mixture:

    • 1 quart buttermilk
    • ¾ teaspoon cayenne
    • ¾ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 (3-pound) fryers, cut into 8 pieces each

    Flour mixture:

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • Vegetable oil for deep frying
    Combine the ingredients for the soaking mixture in a large bowl or plastic container. Add the chicken pieces, turning
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  9. Who was Jean Lafitte?

    Who was Jean Lafitte?

    Jean Lafitte, the New Orleans Pirate.Jean Lafitte: an American pirate or national hero? When and where he was born is unclear, and when and where he died is a mystery. And yet, he remains one of the most recognized names and talked about figures in New Orleans and Louisiana history. Although the facts vary, the stories are the same: he made a name for himself as a privateer and became a hero to many Louisiana natives.

    Beginnings of a Pirate Life

    Born sometime between 1770 and 1776 either in France or maybe in what’s now Tahiti (we told you the facts varied!), Lafitte’s first appearance is around 1804 when Louisiana first
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  10. Eula Mae's Hot Dog Chili

    Hot dogs with homemade chili.
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 2 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco brand sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon Accent
    • 3 cups chopped yellow onions
    • 2 cups chopped celery
    • 1 cup chopped green bell peppers
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup water
    Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add the beef, salt, pepper, Tabasco and Accent, and cook, stirring, until all the
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