About Donald Link

Donald Link

Donald Link is the chef-owner of Herbsaint and Cochon in New Orleans. He won the James Beard award for Best Chef South in 2007 and was nominated for their prestigious Outstanding Chef award in 2012. Link’s first cookbook, Real Cajun, was honored by the James Beard Foundation with their Best American Cookbook award.

Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

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  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 40

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Jambalaya just doesn’t get any more authentic than this deeply flavored, deeply revered rendition from Cajun country.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 29

Cajun Spice Mix

Cayenne. Paprika. Pepper. Chili powder. Remarkable how something so simple can taste so complex.

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  • 5 M
  • 11

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly with good old hot sauce, this bird is memorably moist within, superlatively crisp without.

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  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
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