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South Side Eats: Satisfying Jambalaya at Sizzlin' Skillets in Chatham

Chicago Titus Ruscitti 4 comments

Iit might not of been as satisfying as my favorite version of this dish served New Orleans, but the jambalaya at Sizzlin'Skillets was still quite enjoyable. More

Chicken Dinners: Quicker Chicken and Okra Gumbo

Chicken Dinners Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

Brown the roux in the microwave while the veggies cook and you can have this hearty Cajun stew on the table in under an hour. More

Quicker Chicken and Okra Gumbo

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 8 comments

Brown the roux in the microwave while the veggies cook and you can have this hearty Cajun stew on the table in under an hour. More

Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 3 comments

A Cajun rub on these catfish fillets blackens over high heat and becomes an intense combination of spicy, earthy, and herbal notes that balances with the flavor of the fish. More

Grilled Cajun Chicken Wings

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 9 comments

A heavily Cajun-seasoned skin gives an earthy and spicy coating to these chicken wings, while hot sauce adds another layer of flavor to create a complexity that goes beyond the standard Buffalo. More

Grilled Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 2 comments

Jambalaya may seems like an oddity for the grill, but slightly smoky and charred grilled sausage, chicken, and tomatoes add a great flavor to the final dish. More

Sunday Supper: Andouille, Chicken, and Shrimp Jambalaya-Stuffed Peppers

Sunday Supper Jennifer Olvera Post a comment

Spicy, smoky and comforting at once, jambalaya-stuffed bell peppers offer an update on the one-pot staple. More

Andouille, Chicken, and Shrimp Jambalaya-Stuffed Peppers

Serious Eats Jennifer Olvera 2 comments

Spicy, smoky and comforting at once, jambalaya-stuffed bell peppers offer an update on the one-pot staple. More

Must-Visit in New Orleans: Cochon

Max Falkowitz 15 comments

Donald Link's Cochon is at the top of our New Orleans recommendation list. After feasting through the city that never stops partying, we've concluded that bite for bite, it's among the most delicious food that Nola has to offer. More

The Vegetarian Option: New Orleans Classics at Sugarfreak in Astoria

New York Howard Walfish Post a comment

New Orleans is well known as a food-centric town, but not so friendly towards vegetarians. Sugarfreak in Astoria has vegetarian versions of many New Orleans classics, and they stand up well to their meaty counterparts. More

Date Night: Bayou on Staten Island

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 2 comments

Bayou takes the New Orleans theme far, maybe too far, with Louis Armstrong's entire oeuvre looping on the stereo and movie posters for NOLA-set classics like Mardis Gras Massacre adorning the walls. But as the candles flick shadows across the brick walls and "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" starts up, you remember just what a sexy city New Orleans is. More

Dinner Tonight: Maque Choux with Shrimp

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

I already knew I loved maque choux, the Cajun combination of corn and okra. I figured it would be an easy fit for shrimp. This recipe from Saveur hits all the right notes. The jalapeƱo adds a bit of spice, the corn a little sweetness, and the bacon, well...it does what it does. But what I love best is how the okra helps bind each bite together. More

Honeychiles in Williamsburg: Bar Food In The Best of Ways

New York Carey Jones Post a comment

As this review goes to press (are we allowed to use that term, here in Internet-land?), I'll be on a plane back to New York from New Orleans, my second trip in six weeks, part of a gloriously futile effort to sample all of the Crescent City's best eats in the name of researching the upcoming Serious Eats book. And one of the things I'm struck by, when I visit the city, is how its offerings truly span the economic spectrum. Sure, there's fine dining to be had—but there are also life-changing $8 fried chicken plates and $6 po' boys that will ruin you for all other sandwiches. It's in this tradition of cheap, satisfying fare that Honeychiles, a Cajun food counter inside divey Williamsburg punk bar The Charleston, opened a few months ago. More

Staten Island Eats: Bayou

New York Vincent Gragnani Post a comment

If the original Bayou on Staten Island was an eclectic Bourbon Street bar, the newly renovated restaurant is now a stately, elegant French Quarter establishment. A mini Galatoire in New York City's southernmost borough. Elegant mirrors and chandeliers, fleur-de-lis... More

Super Bowl Snacks: Cajun Caramel Corn

Serious Eats Jenny McCoy 7 comments

Super Bowl Disclaimer: When it comes to sports, Serious Eats is a non-partisan site but we can't stop our contributors from getting a little rah-rah for their favorite football teams this time of year. [Saints helmet, neworleanssaints.com; caramel corn, Jenny... More

Cajun Spice Blend: Store-Bought or Homemade?

Serious Heat Andrea Lynn 15 comments

©iStockphoto.com/kcline While it's easier to bring a little Cajun love to a meal with a shake of a product, why must so many blends combine so much salt to accompany the fire? I can't tell you how many times I've aimed for a spicier, more Cajun dish, just to end up in a salty disaster. (And I can't be the only one here, right?) The easiest solution is to make your own, which allows you to control both the saltiness and spiciness. Here's a recipe for a homemade Cajun spice blend that you can throw into hummus or use to blacken fish or veggies (green beans work well, in my opinion). Or, if you really want the fast shake... More

Cajun Spice Blend

Serious Eats Andrea Lynn 2 comments

The Nasty Bits: Turkey Neck Gumbo

Serious Eats Chichi Wang 22 comments

"It always feels so rewarding to add another type of neck to one's repertoire of necks." [Photographs: Chichi Wang, unless otherwise noted] I like to cook stews. I have a penchant for storied, time-consuming stews with a higher-than-average rate of... More

Cook the Book: Broccoli, Rice and Cheddar Casserole

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

I must admit that I'm an absolute sucker for casseroles. Give me any recipe that involves a can of cream of mushroom soup and some of those fried onions in a can, and I am sold. When I saw this... More

Serious Heat: Cajun Deep-Fried Ribs

Serious Eats Andrea Lynn 8 comments

Photographs by Terri Fensel Is there any food that doesn't benefit from a dip in the deep fryer? Growing up in the South, my Thanksgiving tradition revolved around fried turkey, and I have an undeniable weakness for fried pickles. I've... More

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