Originally Posted by corazon90
dh doesn't like seafood
What would you suggest I could make for cajun this weekend?
Canjun food can be as simple as red beans and rice, or more exotic like jambalaya (something like paella) or gumbo (which can range from a soup to a thick stew). It can have seafood, or not, and can have okra, or not. It's basically down-home back-woods Louisiana cooking using what you have on hand - no shrimp for a shrimp and okra gumbo, use chicken. Generally nothing fancy (fancy would be moving into the realm of city Creole cookery) but it will fill your belly and gladden your heart.
I'm not big on a lot of "packaged" stuff - but you might check your grocery store for packaged dry mixes from Zatarain's - or check their website
for some ideas ... expecially ideas for Jambalaya. You can also search some sites a Google search
came up with. While jambalaya recipes without seafood are more plentiful than gumbo recipes, you can check out some
more recipes and get some ideas. You might also get some more ideas from looking over the recipes at Chef Paul Prudhomme's website
Hope this gives you some ideas.
I'll probably be making shrimp and okra gumbo based on the recipe from the "The Prudhomme Family Cookbook". It's about as close as I have ever been able to come to the way my Aunt Margaret used to make it.