Spice Up Your Meals with a Versatile Cajun Sauce
Are you ready to add a zesty twist to supper time?
Look no further than this versatile, delicious Cajun sauce.
Perfect for drizzling over crepes, jazzing up grilled chicken, or elevating any of your favorite dishes, this sauce is a game-changer for meals at anytime of the day, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
My go-to is crepes filled with scrambled eggs with the sauce lathered over the top.
Cajun Sauce Ingredients and Their Secret Stories
Here’s a partial list of the simple ingredients you probably already have on hand and how each contributes to this delectable sauce and to your good health.
Onion: In early Egypt onions were believed to represent eternal life. They weren’t too far off if you consider that onions are packed with antioxidants and other compounds that lend themselves to good health. It’s a smart thing to add onions of all sorts to your dishes. They lend an unmatchable sweetness when cooked and are good for you.
Bell Pepper: Bell peppers aren’t just colorful; they’re bursting with vitamins A and C. Different bell pepper plants produce different colors, but they all start out as green. Green is the immature version of any color. Because it hasn’t fully ripened is the reason why green bell peppers are less sweet and more bitter.
Mushroom: These little fungi are nutritional storehouses of B Vitamins, minerals, and can be a source of Vitamin D if exposed to sunshine. Mushrooms add a savory and meaty flavor to dishes called umami. Don’t miss out on this delightful edible fungus.
Garlic: What’s not to like about this small in stature ingredient that delivers big flavor. It’s been used medicinally for centuries for it’s natural antimicrobial properties and in the culinary world for its pungent, spicy, addicting flavor, that mellows when cooked. Just the aroma of freshly chopped garlic makes me happy.
Spinach: Spinach is nutrient dense and low in calories. The cartoon character Popeye loved spinach and his favorite saying was that spinach made him “strong to the finish”. (If you don’t know who Popeye is you have to check him out!)
Simple ingredients, right?
The Rest of the Cajun Sauce Story
Add to these broth, cream, thyme, red pepper flakes, and last but not least your favorite Cajun seasoning and you’ve got a recipe for deliciousness.
It will put a zest on your plate and a pep in your step.
Cooking is a joyful journey, and what makes it even more special is sharing it with others. Imagine hosting a dinner where your homemade Cajun sauce becomes the talk of the table.
Make it today.
And make it with my Cajun seasoning!
Ladle this sauce over anything and get prepared for your tastebuds to do the happy dance!
- 1/4 cup onion, small dice
- 1/4 cup bell pepper, small dice
- 1/2 cup baby Bella mushrooms, diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Chef Sandra’s Cajun Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- kosher salt to taste
- Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, drizzle with enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the skillet.
- Add the onions followed by the bell pepper a minute later. Sauté until onions are translucent.
- Add the mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms begin to brown. (Mushrooms absorb liquid so add more olive oil to the skillet if needed.)
- Add the garlic. Sauté just until garlic is fragrant.
- Reduce the heat and add the Cajun seasoning. Stir and distribute the seasoning evenly.
- Add the butter.
- Once the butter has melted add the flour. Cook until 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in the chicken broth
- Simmer on low heat until the sauce begins to thicken.
- Add the heavy cream and heat through on low heat.
- Add the spinach, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
- Taste and adjust seasoning with kosher salt, if needed.
- Ladle this sauce over crepes stuffed with scrambled eggs or grilled chicken. Get my crepe recipe here.
- Serve with red snapper, scallops, or steak.
- Get prepared for the tastebud happy dance!