Crawfish piled on a platter and on newspaper beneath it with a bowl of butter beside for a tandoori masala crawfish boil.

Indian Spiced Crawfish Boil

An Indian-inspired tandoori masala crawfish (or shrimp) that’s still the butter-drenched feast you expect but with a warming spice blend. Napkins, please!

A bowl filled with duck jambalaya and topped with sausage

Duck Jambalaya

Jambalaya gets a new look with this recipe. Duck breasts are grilled then added to the pot along with rice, ham, onions, and bell peppers. Hot and spicy.

A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

Sticky pecan bits piled on a white platter.

Sticky Pecan Bites

These one-bite indulgences, mini-sticky rolls of sorts, are the fastest way we can think to get a caramel-y, buttery, nutty sticky bun fix. Are you in?

Seafood gumbo in a two-handled bowl on a piece of wood.

Seafood Gumbo

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.

Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo with a serving of rice, in a white bowl with a spoon.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.

Crackers topped with pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese

You can practice proper Southern gentility, no matter where you’re from, simply by whipping up a batch of this classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese. Then prepare to be your most gracious self as you kindly accept accolades.

Glass bowl filled with pecan pie bread pudding, caramel sauce, bourbon-vanilla ice cream on a marble table

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

When you’ve got leftover bread, sure, you could make bread crumbs. Or you could make this Southern melding of pie and pudding that’s obscenely indulgent. Tough decision, eh?

Two large glass bottles filled with Southern sweet tea.

Southern Sweet Tea

Nothing slakes thirst, quells worries, and comes together with such ease quite like Southern sweet tea.

Pieces of bayou fried shrimp in a paper towel-lined bowl.

Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.