Bring the Big Easy home with these seventy original recipes!
You don’t have to live in Cajun country to enjoy some of your favorite foods from Louisiana! The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen is a cookbook that draws inspiration from classic recipes down in the bayou and transforms them into modern-day dishes for all to enjoy. These recipes have a touch of nostalgia while using fresh, locally grown ingredients native to Louisianabut can be found anywhere, if you know where to look. The dishes are interesting and easy enough for anyone to make at home. Whether you are a beginner in the kitchen, or an old pro, you will love whipping up new takes on the Cajun tradition. Divided into fun, modern chapters such as Small Bites, Date Night, and Happy Hour, recipes include:
Cheddar scallion tasso biscuit sandwiches
Spiced pork burgers with remoulade mayonnaise
Pecan praline cinnamon rolls
Mango bourbon smash
A fusion of deconstructed Cajun delicacies and traditional flavors, The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen is a necessity for any season. Gather everyone around the table and celebrate food, life, and love with a fresh and unexpected home-cooked meal.
Leigh Ann Chatagnier is the founder of food & lifestyle blog My Diary of Us and author of The Unexpected Cajun Kitchen: Classic Cuisine with a Twist of Farm-to-Table Freshness. Cooking has always been a part of her life, and she has always enjoyed creating recipes around fresh, not processed, foods. When her son was born, she knew she wanted to start him off on this healthy path as soon as possible! Leigh Ann lives with her husband and son in Houston, Texas.