Some people think the defining characteristic of authentic Cajun food is the spicy ingredients. It isn't—it's recipes that can be cooked in one pot. The early Acadians taught us the power of one-dish recipes—a rich meld of flavors combined with simplicity of preparation.
California Raisin-Almond Chicken Curry (Murghi Kismis Salan)
Spicy curry, raisins and almonds add Asian flavors to chicken breasts.
California Raisin Peanut Butter Spread
Just 2 tablespoons make a quick, healthy snack if there’s a jar of this in the fridge. Great for lunches.
Key Lime Squares
Use fresh Key or Persian limes or purchased lime juice in this sweet tastes of the tropics.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Use Lucy Anne Buffett’s One Love Marinade to season this grilled pork tenderloin.
This Cajun-inspired side dish of potatoes is a perfect accompaniment to grilled steak or chicken.
Fourth of July Firecracker Cheesecake
This creamy, not-too-sweet cheesecake is a perfect 4th of July dessert.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks
Try this meat alternative—grilled mushrooms—at your next barbecue.
Grilled Marinated Steak
A simple marinade turns flank, hanger, or sirloin steak into a tender, savory main dish.
Mangrias with Malbec, Rum, Mangoes and Key Limes
Frozen cubes of mango float in a wine-rum concoction that’s a perfect spring libation.
Chicken under a Brick
Fire up the grill, cover a brick with foil, prep a chicken, and you’re ready for a succulent, tender chicken dinner.
Made with only three ingredients but rich in flavor, this chicken recipe is the ultimate quick-and-easy dinner.
Herbed Spinach and Goat Cheese Strata
Stratas are perfect for entertaining because they let you do the prep work in advance.
Unlike the classic basil pesto, this cilantro-based version adds Southwestern flair to pastas and dips.