Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cajunlicious: The Cookbook

Today is your chance people to support a fellow food blogger.  Yes, SUPPORT.  That is what the food blog community is built on right?  You cook your food.  You photograph your food.  You stress and anguish over which photographs to post.  Then you hit, POST, sit back and hope that someone in the infinite space vortex that is the internet will drop by your little plot and SUPPORT you.

Jessica C. Wood, who runs the food blog Cajunlicious, has just published her first cookbook.  A labor of love that took her eight months to complete.  An homage to her family roots which are most definitely, "All Things Cajun."

I found Jessica about a year ago and have been an admirer of hers.  I like her style.  She's very much like myself, she cooks the food of her youth with passion and verve.

I purchased Cajunlicious, the cookbook, from Jessica's site in January for $24.99 plus shipping.  That's it.  A big time bargain for all the Cajun cuisine goodness presented in the book.

Uncle Benny's Jambalaya: Pg. 52

Cajunlicious is thorough, well-researched, well-written & beautifully photographed.  You will find chapters on Cajun kitchen staples, breads, cocktails, soups, sandwiches, entrees, sides & desserts.

Crawfish Pie: Pg. 61

Whether you are a NOLA expert, if you are, you know what that means, or a Cajun novice; this book is for you.

King Cake: Pg. 72

The dish I chose to produce is my favorite Cajun classic, Crawfish Etouffee on page 56.

Jessica's recipe was spot-on.  The only difference is that crawfish etoufee is generally served with white rice.  Well, I turned it into a lasagna.

Really?! Why the hell would anyone do that?

It's just what I do, people.

Crawfish Etouffee Lasagna

Crawfishy goodness.  Thanks Jess!

For more information drop by Cajunlicious.  Check out the blog, the cookbook and say hello to Jessica.

That is a girl really crazy about "All Things Cajun."

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. Thanks for this. I'm missing New Orleans in a big way these days and will check out her site right away. But not before I tell you that your Crawfish Etouffee Lasagne sounds amazing. Might make that this week in fact!

  2. I miss Cajun food. It was all the rage years ago but fell off the radar. The flavors are big and warm and full of soul... looks like a great cookbook!!

  3. I love how supportive you are of your fellow bloggers :) I recently had some yummy Cajun cuisine, including delicious crawfish etouffe. I LOVE that you used it in lasagna, a brilliant twist on a classic. Great work Lazaro, and thanks for introducing me to Jessica's blog.

  4. Thanks everyone and I hope I can bring some Cajun goodness to your table! Have a great weekend!

  5. Love that you made this delicious dish into lasagana, Laz. It's things like that that I adore about you.

    Jessica, Your cookbook looks gorgeous! I don't know much about Cajun cuisine but I'd love to learn more.

  6. Isn't everything better wrapped in pasta? But I also like the looks of that crawfish pie.

    1. Crawfish pie is one of my favorite comfort go-to's

  7. Crawfish etoufee? Sounds so tempting. So much to learn about Cajun cuisine and Jessica's book looks like the one-stop-shop to try out the recipes.
    Crawfish lasagne? This looks so fabulous, Laz.

  8. Crawfish Etouffee Lasagna~Classic it!
    Jessica, is not only talented but such a fun and sweet person as well. I grew up Creole Chef dad, so Cajun delights highly appeal to me, and she's got the goods :)
    Wonderful post Laz :)

  9. I've never eaten crayfish! The pie looks amazing!

    1. It is Nic, you should give it a try, trust me it will become a staple!

  10. This book sounds amazing! Who can resist cajun. I will have to check it out. Every dish looks fantastic.

    I love it that you turned it into a lasagne Laz. Of course you'd change things up a bit, right? ;)


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