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!