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Cajun Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Cajun Mac and Cheese Recipe

Cajun Mac and Cheese Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time:  15-20 minutes

Difficulty:  Easy
Servings: 6 Servings

It is hard to imagine life without creamy, gooey, intoxicating macaroni and cheese. It's that golden, quintessential comfort food; but add Cajun seasoning and Andouille sausage to the mix, and you've just transported yourself into the heart of Bayou Country!  Hello!

Variety is the spice of life, friends!  This easy peasy spicy rendition features our Cajun Seasoning, Cherchies® Champagne Mustard, Cherchies® Pretty Hot Peppers, and savory Andouille sausage, the perfect combination to tantalize your taste buds and wow your family.

The next time your family has a hankering for Mac and Cheese, spice things up by surprising them with your culinary, Cajun creation!  They will thank you!

Ingredients

Preparations

Prepare macaroni according to package directions, drain.  While the macaroni is cooking, in a medium skillet, cook the sliced sausage and chopped onion in olive oil on medium heat, turning occasionally, until sausage is cooked through and onions are translucent.  Add the drained Pretty Hot Peppers. Turn the heat off and set mixture aside.

In a small pan, combine the flour and melted butter.  This will be your roux to thicken the sauce. Cook for a few minutes on low, then slowly add the warmed milk to the roux.   Add the champagne mustard and dry mustard to the mixture, stir, and then for the best part...the CHEESE!   Add the glorious cheese to the flour mixture and stir until smooth.  I tend to use whatever cheese we have on hand, but cheddar and Monterey Jack work nicely in this dish.

Pour the cheese sauce into the skillet with the sausage and mix to combine.  Add the drained macaroni noodles and Cajun Seasoning and cook on low until warmed through.

Serve with our Cajun Cornbread Recipe and our Strawberry Spinach Salad for a complete meal!  Enjoy!

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Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

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Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

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Difficulty:  Easy

Serves 6-8

You don't have to visit the "Big Easy" to appreciate the culinary heritage and robust flavors of Louisiana. Étouffée means "smothered," and is a sought-after dish in Louisiana, a stew with vegetables and seafood, enveloped in flavorful seasonings, and served over rice.

My hubby and I visited NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) a few years back and we fell in love with the culture, the arts, and of course being the foodies we are, the food, especially étouffée, Cajun comfort in every bite!  It made such an impression, I came home and immediately worked on developing our own Cajun Seasoning so we could enjoy the flavors of Louisiana whenever the mood struck and share them with you!

This recipe, inspired by the rich roots of Louisiana, was amazingly flavorful and will become a favorite among your family and friends. Bring a taste of Cajun Country to your table and savor the soul of Louisiana with this easy, tasty dish.  Your family and guests will thank you!  Serve this recipe with our Cajun Cornbread Recipe and a green salad for a complete meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. frozen cooked shrimp, without tails and deveined (Could use raw shrimp)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup diced white onions
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes 
  • 3 cups seafood stock
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tsp. Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Cherchies Cajun Seasoning

Preparation

Chop and assemble all ingredients before you start the cooking process.

Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.  Stir in the flour and mix until smooth paste forms.  Keep stirring until lightly browned.  This is called a roux.  Add all the diced and minced ingredients to the hot roux.  Stir and cook until ingredients are softened about 5 minutes.

Add the diced tomatoes and the seafood stock.  Cook and additional 5 to 6 minutes or until veggies are done to your liking.  If sauce becomes to thick, add additional seafood stock.  Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, shrimp, and Cherchies Cajun Seasoning and cook until heated through.  

Serve the etouffee over rice, or mashed potatoes.  Keep the hot sauce on the side for those who like it hotter.  Enjoy!

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

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Spread the Word...and the Mustard! 20 Mustard Recipes You Need to Try Right Now!

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20 Mustard Recipes You Need to Try Right Now!

20 Mustard Recipes You Need to Try Right Now!

Mustard is not just for hot dogs anymore.  Did you know that beyond the beloved wieners and sandwiches, mustard is a very common addition to many culinary dishes. It's used as a thickener for stews, an emulsifier for vinaigrette, a glaze or rub for meats, a dip for pretzels, chicken tenders, and so much more?  

Did you also know the first Saturday in August (8/5/17) is dedicated to honoring this prestigious condiment, believed to be over 5,000 years old? - daysoftheyear.com.  In fact, in Middleton, Wisconsin, the Mustard Museum (there is such a thing) celebrates and honors everything mustard each year on National Mustard Day!  With our very own award-winning, gourmet mustards (Champagne MustardCranberry Mustard, and Hot Banana Pepper Mustard) showcased at the Mustard Museum, it seems only fitting to celebrate too. After all, mustard is what started our company back in 1978!  

Because we love mustard and because we love you, we are celebrating our favorite condiment with a sale!  Come and visit us at www.cherchies.com beginning Friday 8/4/17 for our weekend mustard sale!  In the meantime, enjoy 20 of our favorite tasty mustard recipes.

Thanks for stopping by:)

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