Jeudi / Thursday/Chicken & sausageGumbo!

Jeudi / Thursday/Chicken & sausage gumbo.

Our most popular Thursday meal, fresh made roux, and our locally sourced ingredients, add the at “Grandma’s house” flavors to this traditional Cajun Country meal, served with fresh cooked Cajun country rice, home made mustard potato salad, fresh baked corn bread, with a side of baked sweet potato.

Gumbo for 2.

When I make a gumbo for Us! I use  deboned chicken, and our favorite smoked Andouille sausage.

I like to debone my chicken and make a stock, I believe it adds to the gumbo flavor, just as the eggs, The eggs are traditional ingredient, when you are cooking  yard birds eggs show up sometime, and were added with some other ingredients, such as hearts, gizzards, and feet !

If you have never knawed on a foot well, you are missing all the fun.

Just as a drum stick bone was used as a teether, You know !

As always, you make a roux!  then Sauteed, ( fry quickly in a little hot fat.)the other parts, the trinity, and sausage, the chicken,

We’ll blend this and simmer for a while, lets make the rest of our Gumbo for two, our mustard potato salad, and rice, I always cook a cornbread, and sweet potatoes, since I am in the kitchen.

It seems there is always a little something sweet, and our fresh brewed coffee, after our meals.

I know it’s the same at your house, but if it’s not. Please feel free to let me know and Cajun in a box, will make your Cajun dream meal come true!

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As always Cazan the cook.

“Experience eating Cajun , everyday, It’s what we do”!



Monday, “Traditional”, ( Cajun in a Box) Red Beans!

Get them while they’re Hot & there’s some sausage left!

 It’s all begin’s on Monday, the busy day after a long weekend, taking care of the after affects; the Ladies would, put on a pot of red beans, and let it cook as they took care of the cleaning, wiping down, and generally preparing for the rest of the weeks business. So at the end of the day, the red beans not requiring much work, seasoned and a little sausage or other smoked meat they had, a quick pot of rice, It was soon a Tradition, and It’s sort of like that here at Cajun in a Box.
Mondays are Red Beans & Sausage, our locally sourced smoked Pure Pork & Andouille sausage. prepared in bite size pieces, and then added to the beans after a day of simmering, seasoned with , Black pepper, salt, cayenne, as they  say,  season to taste.

I’ll be cooking some, the slow cooker is full and the prep work all done.
Today we are going to do some fresh cooked, corn bread, & I happened to come across some fresh grown cabbage, fresh out da ground, for a coleslaw, as always, this dish will be served over a bed of rice, Sweet tea, and a fresh brewed cup of coffee.
I am still work on the little something sweet, we’ll see what the bakery has?
Louisiana Red Beans; Ingredients.
1 pound of red beans
1 cup chopped up onions
1 cup chopped up bell pepper
1 cup chopped up celery
1/2 pound andouille sausage
1/2 pound of smoked pure pork
seasonings, black pepper, salt, cayenne
As always, wash your beans, and soak over night, drain, now in a 4 quart sauce pot, saute all of your seasonings and sausage in 2 tablespoons of oil, until this done, (5-7 min)
Let’s put our beans with all other ingredients, cover with cold water, 2 inches over, on high heat, bring to a rapid boil, and reduce to simmer until beans are tender and gravy is rich, thick & creamy, ( a spoon will help with this, mash a few beans until your gravy is right) about 2 hours, on a simmer will cook this recipe.
prep time; 3hours,
Serves 8, over rice
We’ll be enjoying this meal with friends, for “Souper” Dinner.
After a busy day of taking care of the after affects, and the start of another week here on the Bayou!
As always.
Cazan the cook!

“Experience eating Cajun , everyday, It’s what we do”!