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Cajun Chicken Pot Pie

Cajun Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Yesterday was the 6 month anniversary of my first date with the boyfriend!

Over the last 6 months we’ve traveled through two countries, multiple states and several cities, we’ve attended an Elite Eight basketball game, beer festivals and music festivals, spent holidays together and overall, just had a whole lot of fun!

While I love everything we do together, I still have to say that one of my favorite things is cooking for him! The first meal I ever made him was Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara. I had been taking notes since our first date of the things he liked and he mentioned that manicotti was his favorite meal, ricotta was his favorite cheese and how much he loved Italian sausage, so I combined them all into what is still his favorite dish that I cook for him!

Last week, I came up with another “Kurt Inspired Recipe” for Cajun Chicken Pot Pie. He loves Cajun food, pot pies and puff pastry, so I combined them all into the best chicken pot pie I’ve ever had in my life!

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe

Mardi Gras is coming up in less than a week, and all I can think about is jambalaya, beignets and gumbo!

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Cajun Potatoes

What goes better with a Blackened Red Snapper than a side of beautiful Cajun Purple Potatoes?  Well if you need an answer that would be nothing 🙂

Loaded with spices and slowly roasted, these potatoes pack a nice punch with any meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb purple potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp thyme leaves
Start by quartering the potatoes. Toss with the olive oil and garlic.

In a separate small bowl mix together all the spices, toss with the potatoes to coat.

Spread the potatoes onto a baking sheet and place into a  375° oven for 30-35 minutes.

Remove from the oven when crisp.

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is Gluten-Free.

Blackened Red Snapper

As a food blogger I have an ongoing list of dishes I want to make.  Either I’ll see something on the Food Network, eat something out that I want to re-create or come up with a random idea to make crouton baskets (coming soon!) while taking a shower!  Inspiration for the blog comes from everywhere and the list keeps growing!

This particular dish has been on the list so long that I don’t even remember where the original inspiration came from!  It would be a safe bet to say the Food Network though. It’s always on at my house!  If it weren’t for sports, Guy Fieri and Next Food Network Star I would have absolutely no use for cable or a TV!

This dish finally came to fruition after making the delicious Squash Puppies.  What better reason than to go all out on a Cajun dinner complete with Blackened Snapper and Blackened Purple Potatoes.

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

  • 2 large red snapper fillets
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano

Start by combining all of the seasonings together. Use a mortar and pestle (if available) to grind the thyme and oregano.

Next, spread the blackening mix generously over both sides of each fish.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the seasoning to marinate in.

Next, fire up the grill to medium and place the fish on top.

Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Be sure to watch it because being a thin and delicate fish it cooks very quickly.

After it’s grilled to perfection, it’s ready to serve.  I topped mine with lemon butter. Simply melt 3 tbsp of butter then add to it the juice of 1 lemon. Voila! We also served my Mango Avocado Salsa on the side and it was amazing with the snapper!

Time to eat!

♣ If a member of your family doesn’t eat fish (my Mom) you can repeat the exact recipe using a chicken breast, just increase the cooking time on the grill. We made this for her and she loved it!

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is Gluten-Free.