Monday, December 30, 2013

Nikki's Famous Crawfish Dip

Crawfish dip is a party favorite! It’s perfect for football games and backyard BBQs.  This might just be the easiest way to become the hero of a party.  Everyone will love you for this dip.  And you won’t believe how simple it is.  Just order the ingredients from

¼ cup butter
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese

Place the crawfish tails into a food processor and pulsed until roughly chopped.  Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the crawfish tails, garlic, crab boil, salt and Creole seasoning. 
Cook and stir until garlic is toasted.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cream cheese until it has melted.
Serve the dip warm or refrigerate and serve chilled.

Nikki’s Famous Crawfish dip is famous for a reason! It will put that Cajun spice in any party.  Remember, there is only one place to get authentic Cajun products at unbelievably low prices, and that’s  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Shrimp & Eggplant Beignet

We admit it is extremely hard to improve upon a beignet.  But if there is a way, this is it! Shrimp & Eggplant Beignets are a spicy, savory Southern treat.  Make sure you order the ingredients, including the Gulf White Shrimp, from so that you can experience a real taste of the south at unbelievably low prices. 

1 medium eggplant, peeled and chopped
1-½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
½ cup onions
½ lb small Gulf White Shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 eggs, beaten
1-½ cups milk
2 tsp baking powder
3-¼ cups all-purpose flour
4 cups solid vegetable shortening

Season the eggplant with ½ tsp of the salt and ¼ tsp of the cayenne.
Heat two Tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Sauté the eggplant until slightly soft, about two to three minutes. 
Add the onions and sauté for about 3 minutes.
Add the shrimp and sauté until the shrimp turn pink.
Remove and set aside to cool.
Combine the eggs, milk, baking powder and the remaining tsp of salt and ¼ tsp of cayenne in a mixing bowl.
Add the flour, ¼ cup at a time, beating until the batter is smooth.
Add the eggplant and shrimp mixture and fold to mix.
Heat the shortening in a deep pot or deep fryer to 360 F. 
Drop the batter, a heaping Tbsp at a time, into the hot oil.
When the beignets pop to the surface, roll them around in the oil to brown them evenly.
Drain on paper towels.
Sprinkle with seasoning mix and serve immediately.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen.  This is such a versatile recipe.  It’s another one of those great Cajun items that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a side dish or a savory brunch item.  Order from and you will swear you are in New Orleans when you taste these Shrimp & Eggplant Beignets.  

Monday, December 16, 2013

Smoked Mallard

Duck can be an intimidating dish to serve.  And the process of smoking can seem like a big undertaking.  This recipe for Smoked Mallard creates a meal that is delicious and deceptively easy!  Even better the authentic Cajun ingredients and equipment are available at discounted prices at

2-4 whole dressed mallards, DO NOT REMOVE SKIN

Indoor or Outdoor Smoker

Inject 1/2oz of marinade into each breast.
Season outside of mallards with KONRIKO Creole Seasoning generously.
Place the mallards (belly side up) in a water smoker with apple, hickory wood chips or TABASCO Wood Chips.
Smoke for 1 hour.
Baste or pour STEEN’S Pure Cane Syrup on mallard breast wile cooking.
Smoke the mallards for an additional 2 to 2 ½ hours.

This recipe serves 6-8. It is an impressive dish to say the least! It is also as fun to make, as it is to eat.  Order all of the equipment and ingredients from  You won’t believe the price, the quality or the taste.  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tales of a Turducken Thanksgiving

We are extremely proud of our Turducken. And we are so honored that our product finds its way to families’ homes across the country each year. We know how special a Turducken can make a holiday meal and it’s not something we take lightly. We could brag about our Turducken all day, or we could show you reactions and pictures from some of the customers who celebrated the holidays with a Turducken. After all, as they say, the proof is in the poultry.

This picture of a Seafood Jambalaya Turducken came to us all the way from San Francisco. It’s a California Cajun Christmas.

We have to give the chef credit on this one. It looks absolutely delicious.
“From your house to ours! Turducken.” Michael 

 The table is set! And man, is it gorgeous!
“Awesome Thanksgiving, best Turducken! Highly recommended! Thank you Cajun Grocer!” Tammy

Here are a couple of additional comments from some of our loyal customers.

“Turducken sounded crazy, but then I ordered one and “wow” it was great. CajunGrocer is great! Getting ready to place nice, big holiday order.”   Wiley

“Want to give a shout out for great customer service. I ordered our customary Turducken and was it was delivered to our house last Friday. We were not home at the time and animals got into the cooler. When I came home the dog was happily munching away. Monday I called Cajun Grocer to see if the shipment was insured, but it was not. As a gesture of goodwill the woman I was speaking with sent a replacement Turducken with two day shipping for half price, just to get it here in time for Thanksgiving. Thanks again Cajun Grocer from a repeat customer!” Russell

We love of each one of our customers and we are truly appreciative that you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. We can’t wait to be a part of your Christmas holiday! As Michael said, from our house to yours.