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Healthy Cajun Recipes & Healthy Creole Recipes

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Seafood Stew

Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron contributes a pungent flavor and intense yellow color.

» Seafood Stew

Cajun Crab Croquettes

Crab cakes get a Louisiana spin with Cajun spice and corn. Although any type of crab works here, we prefer the texture of lump crabmeat. Serve with Zesty Rémoulade Sauce. Make it a meal: Serve on arugula salad.

» Cajun Crab Croquettes

Spicy Rouille

This bright red garlicky sauce (pronounced roo-EE) has a nice kick of cayenne. Traditionally an accompaniment for bouillabaisse, it's also great served as a condiment with grilled shrimp or mahi-mahi.

» Spicy Rouille

Blackened Salmon Po' Boy

Mashed avocado mixed with reduced-fat mayo creates a cool, creamy spread—the perfect counterpoint to the spicy salmon and peppery arugula in this sandwich. Catfish is another tasty choice.

» Blackened Salmon Po' Boy

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans.

» Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Braised Chicken Gumbo

Leftovers make this chicken gumbo an absolute breeze. The only prep you’ll need to do is to dice a bell pepper and slice some okra if you’re using fresh. That’s it! If you don’t have leftover chicken and sauce from Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken, you can use 2 cups shredded cooked chicken and 2 cups canned diced tomatoes instead of the leftover sauce.

» Braised Chicken Gumbo

Shrimp Cakes with Spicy Cajun Mayo

Shrimp cakes are common all over the Gulf Coast, but this recipe is healthy because they’re made with whole-wheat breadcrumbs, packed with fresh vegetables and are delectably crisp without having been deep-fried. Serve these shrimp cakes as a first course, on top of a salad or like a burger on a whole-wheat bun with the Cajun mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.

» Shrimp Cakes with Spicy Cajun Mayo


Celebrate the soulful flavors of the South with our healthy Cajun recipes and healthy Creole recipes.

Cajun stews, po’ boys and gumbos are standard fare in the South—and the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras. Our healthy Cajun recipes and healthy Creole recipes are healthy, flavor-packed recipes without being deep-fried and heavy. Like all good regional cuisines, our healthy Cajun recipes and healthy Creole recipes feature fresh seasonal foods and some spicy seasonings. Try our Braised Chicken Gumbo for a traditional Cajun recipe or our Blackened Salmon Po’ Boy for a New Orleans-style dinner sandwich.

Healthy Cajun Recipes & Healthy Creole Recipes for Dinner

Savory, smoky and slightly sweet, these are great with...
Mashed avocado mixed with reduced-fat mayo creates a cool,...
Blackened salmon is great in a sandwich with a spread of...
Crab cakes get a Louisiana spin with Cajun spice and corn....
Crunchy, battered catfish fillets have jumped out of the...
Here, we use healthier extra-virgin olive oil with a bit of...
This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken,...
A fish sandwich doesn’t have to be deep-fried to be...
Full of spice and exotic flavors, this Cuban take on the...
You don't have to sacrifice the traditional smoky...
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean...
Spicy red pepper, garlic and lemon juice balance any...
Shrimp cakes are common all over the Gulf Coast, but this...
We adapted a favorite recipe for conch creole to shrimp...

Healthy Cajun Recipes & Healthy Creole Recipes for Gumbo and Seafood Stews

Leftovers make this chicken gumbo an absolute breeze. The...
Literally translated as “smothered” and pronounced ay-TOO-...
New Orleans chef Chuck Subra turns couche couche, a Cajun...
Lean chicken breast and a small amount of spicy andouille...
To keep it simple, we've opted for just the essential...
Gumbo, a hearty stew made with anything from sausage or...
Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron...
This bright red garlicky sauce (pronounced roo-EE) has a...

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