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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cornbread Stuffing "Cajun Style"

What's It Wednesday #144
This is a staple for our Thanksgiving table and I wanted to share it with you. Having grown up on the Mississippi-Louisiana line I grew up with the best of both worlds. Good old Southern fare like hot biscuits and fried chicken with a side of collard greens and pecan pie for dessert.

But Thanksgiving was spent in New Orleans at my Aunt Jessie Mae's house. She and Uncle Bill sure knew how to "throw down" in the kitchen. There was always a big pot of gumbo and a roasting pan of delicious cornbread stuffing.

The addition of the sauted shrimp and cayenne pepper gave it just the right kick!

I learned to make this from my mom who NEVER measured anything, I don't either, but I've given it my best.

Cornbread Stuffing with Shrimp
1 large onion
chopped fine
1 large bell pepper
4 stalks of celery
1 bunch green onions

2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix
(follow directions for baking)
You can make it from scratch if you like, but this gives a great flavor.

Tip: Add a little oil to pan and heat in the oven until hot. Adding the cornbread mix to the hot grease gives it a nice crispy crust.

2 large boxes of Swanson’s chicken stock

Seasonings: to taste
Black Pepper
Cayenne Pepper

1 pound shrimp

6 eggs

¼ stick butter

1 bag Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing
The herbs give an amazing flavor
Crumble the cooled cornbread into a large roasting pan with the stuffing mix. Add the chicken stock and 6 eggs. Set aside in a large skillet add some oil and sauté the vegetables until tender. Add to the cornbread mixture and season to taste. Finally heat about 1/4 stick of butter and sauté the shrimp just until pink. Add to the mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or to desired consistency.

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Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Okay, Southern girlie, don't make me come after you. Stuffing goes in the bird. Down here, we like it in a pan and it's DRESSING! Hahahaha! I just wrote about this, so I had to tease you a bit.
Your recipe looks and sounds divine! We also favor seafood for the holidays and have gumbo for Christmas Eve and roast oysters outside over the fire for Thanksgiving. I can't wait!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Yum! Shrimp and some Cajun spices!? What's not to like?

Enjoy your day!

Jill Harrison said...

looks delicious - but not sure if I can get Cornbread mix here. I will have to look.
Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

Sarah said...

Your cornbread stuffing looks like a delicious dish. I will definitely try this. We have to have cornbread stuffing here. '-) Love the idea of adding the shrimp.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello cute ladies! I love stopping by and partying with you. Thank you for hosting. Please come and party with us at our party. We would really appreciate it. Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

Karen said...

Yum! that stuffing is making my mouth water. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for hosting.


Love that shrimp. Thank you so much for the party.
May you have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Thanks for hosting this great party in the midst of your Thanksgiving preps! Hope you have a great holiday!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Patti. Your stuff looks so delicious. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Redo It Yourself Inspirations said...

Thank you for sharing your Shrimp recipe! It looks delicious. I pinned it to make it later.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Cajun food looks so yummy, now if you could pass the pecan pie over here, that'd be nice.
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Cajun food AND pecan stuffing - yes please !!!
Thanks so much for the party Patty - and for the feature ♥
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Poppy said...

What delicious and delightful memories you have, Patti, of so many wonderful Thanksgiving pasts! Thanks for the recipe; sounds scrumptious! Hope this Thanksgiving will be just as memorable.


Kameel huise tussen spore said...

That stuffing is going to be the winner of the year. Happy Thanksgiving. Many blessings from South Africa

Unknown said...

That looks like the BEST cornbread stuffing. I already have mine prepped but your recipe is being pinned for sure! Thanks for sharing Patti and have a blessed Thanksgiving. I thankful for you and Paula.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for a bowlful of that stuffing! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Patti, Thanks for the party. I have a friend who also swears by New Orleans style cornbread stuffing - it sounds and looks pretty amazing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Rita C at Panoply

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

This makes my mouth water! Hmmmm, yummy! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Curtains in My Tree said...

oh how I miss Thanksgiving back in the old days (1950's) at my Grandparents house,

Happy Thanksgiving day to you & your family

Unknown said...

omg Thank you Thank you for that recipe! I love southern food and that cornbread stuffing looks sooo delish!

Jenn said...

This looks like a wonderful way to change up our the addition of shrimp! Thanks for sharing, and for hosting...wishing you a happy Thanksgiving :)

Pura Vida said...

oh man that stuffing looks wonderful! Blessings to you!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Patty. I just LOVE pecan pie, and it's on the menu tomorrow. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Teresa said...

I think I should start my post-Thanksgiving Diet already ahahahah
There's so much sharing around the net... which is wonderful if you stop to think (and be grateful) about it.
Because in internet nothing goes away and our kids, and their kids won't be the type of keeping cooking books. No M'am. They go and google and one day your great great great daughter will find this awesome and even if the world turns to worse for some brief moments she will feel loved and belonging to the Best.
Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the Blessings and the Food.

PS - The other day I read a romance and the story was in New Orleans. I knew it would be an intense story - one I'd been postponing to read, in fact - but nothing prepared me for the craving I got with the food.

Robyn said...

Oh, that cornbread stuffing is to die for, Patti!
I know that your table must be full of deliciousness and once again I find myself wishing I was your neighbour!
Happy Thanksgiving to you both, Patti and Paula. Thanks for all the beauty you bring us year round. xoox

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

That stuffing looks amazing! Thanks so much for hosting the party. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh, I am drooling Patti!!!!!... it all looks and sounds so delish!... and to make it even better, you have your precious memories to go along with everything... wishing you and your family, and Paula and her family, a beautiful Thanksgiving Day filled with abundant blessings... love you ladies, xoxo... Julie Marie

xinex said...

That stuffing look so yummy! I don't have the right ingredients for it now but I will make it next year....Christine

Maria said...

Have a wonderful Holiday and thanks for a terrific holiday party! I love the stuffing, I'm about to make a stuffing recipe of my mom's right after I finish with this! Hugs

Unknown said...

Thank you for inviting me to What's It Wednesday! Your recipe for the stuffing looks SO good :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Susie said...

Patti, Just when I thought dressing could not get any that looks so good. Your meal sounds so good too. I want to wish you and yours a wonderful thanksgiving. xoxo,Susie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thank you so much Patti for featuring my (my mom's) jeweled creations. I'm going to have to pass this along to her. Your stuffing looks delicious, I'd be happy if that was the only thing on the menu for Thanksgiving.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh I found this delicious picture on a party and just had to click on it and it shouldn't have looked so good since I just finished stuffing myself with my own delish Shrimp Scampi, but I can't resist anything that says "cajun" all looks divine! And thank you for visiting me and commenting....and I didn't know you too had party?....I must join one day. Have a lovely Holiday.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

That looks delicious! Can I come over to your house for Thanksgiving? Pinning!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

So pleased to be featured this week. Hope you have a delicious Thanksgiving.

Babs said...

Your cajun stuffing and pecan pie look sooo good. Hope y'all have a great Thanksgiving.

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my gosh, your stuffing sounds outstanding! Happy Thanksgiving!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Patti, your Thanksgiving dinner will be so good. The stuffing and pie looks incredible. I love seeing the Blue Willow. I inherited all my grandmother's 2 sets and it is a tradition to use it during the holidays.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Deanies Stash said...

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PATTI! You are giving me fabulous memories of growing up in South Central Los Angeles with my African-American friends who always had the most delicious fare during the holidays. I'll never forget the hustle and bustle in the kitchen with the sweet perfume of pecan pie and collard greens and my favorite: CORN BREAD stuffing wafting in the air. I started to make corn bread stuffing years ago, and what a taste of the great past. Dear Patti, I wish you another great feast with your family today. Thank you for coming to visit me and for your kindness and inspiration in this blog world. Every time I go to the antique shops and see lovely golden pieces, I think of you, I truly do say, "I bet Patti would love this!"

Enjoy my friend! Anita

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti! Oh, my goodness! This cornbread dressing (as we call it) looks and sounds delicious! Yum, there's nothing like Louisiana food! The shrimp sounds so good! I wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Thanks Giving Day . Thank you. Love sujatha:)

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Thanksgiving Patti! I can't wait to try your cornbread recipe.


Laura Turner said...

Oooohhh Patti! That stuffing looks divine! I have all the ingredients on hand, and I'm going to make it for my hubby this weekend. He will absolutely love it! I so appreciate your visiting me at my blog. Happy Thanksgiving sweet sister!

--from Sunday View

Alessandra said...

What a delicious recipe! In italy we don' t celebrate this day. So...i like very much reading about the american Thanksgiving day, i know that it' s very important in America.

Ann Marie said...

I was reading the names of your dishes aloud to my son and when I got to your Shrimp Cornbread Stuffing, he said, "Bookmark that one." We're going to try this -- and it doesn't have to be Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Patti,
Your cornbread stuffing looks delicious!
I am grateful for inspiring people such as yourself.. I love all that you share here with us.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words.

Createology said...

Thanksgiving Blessings Dear. I always enjoy visiting with you.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, that stuffing looks wonderful! Pinning for next year! Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Patti, your family sounds like mine on my fathers side, spending holidays with them was a nothing short of good southern cooking, much like yours, spicy cornbread stuffing, or corn breads, turkey based golden, and holiday events with family cat fishing the Mississippi, my French roots streaming to New Orleans as yours.

I am getting ready to post our holiday theatrical show with some blogging friends, and am going to show in my production my latest creation in my French New Orleans theatre, we are going to be posting Dec, 5 hope to share with you.

Looking truly forward to all you create through the holidays.
Thank you beautiful for sharing your family history who knows maybe we are related ?? :) (smile, big smile)


Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Ladies...a little late to the party this week but here none the less. Hope you both enjoyed a very happy Thanksgiving day. Thank you so much for the party and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
XO Barbara

Red Rose Alley said...

This cornbread stuffing and pecan pie looks amazing. You know, the girls love Louisiana dishes, and have enjoyed New Orleans every time they go there. Their culture and history, and the foods passed down from generations really did something to them because it's one of their favorite places.

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. It's Christmas time! And I look forward to seeing your delightful posts around this special holiday.


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh yum! I love shrimp and this sounds so delicious. I am pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

My thrift store addiction said...

Yum, yum, that stuffing & shrimp looks delicious! Thanks so much for hosting, Blessings, Cecilia

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow...Now that is stuffing, how fun, I bet it was delicious. I'm off to visit your party goers...So many great ideas!


sweetvintageofmine said...

Stuffing is my Favorite at Thanksgiving!!! This is over the top delicious looking! Thanks for the wonderful recipe...Blessings~~~Roxie

Lou Lou Girls said...

Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm at our party. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Oh my yumminess! I love any and all cajun foods! After living in BR for 6+ years I am hooked on gumbo!
Thank you for featuring my jewelry armoire as well. Love your party each week! xoxoaimee

Uniquely Ella said...

Hi Patti, hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. OMG That Cajun Shrimp stuffing looks so delish. Thanks for posting the recipe.
Loving all the great features for this week.
Sending blessings,

Lulu said...

I did use andouille sausage in my cornbread dressing, but I've never thought of adding shrimp. Sounds good and worth trying.

Kelly said...

I bet you DID eat good on Thanksgiving! Sounds like you grew up in a family with good cooking (from scratch). That dressing looks good. I've never tried it cajun style. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

SewSweetVIntage said...

That's the most delicious stuffing recipe ever<3 Happy Thanksgiving

Kathy said...

I don't make stuffing or dressing because my Mother-in-Law makes it just the way my husband likes it...I may have to break that pattern - this sounds awesome! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The stuffing and the pecan pie look out of this world! xoxo

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello cute ladies! it is always a pleasure to be a part of your party. Thank you for hosting. Please join us at our party tonight.We would be thrilled to have you! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

The Charm of Home said...

Your food looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

This is great stuffing recipe you shared on last Fabulous Friday! So yummy.


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