Cajun doesn’t always mean hot — although you can experiment and make it as eye-watering as you like. Cajun cooking is really all about bold and tasty flavors: zesty marinades, tangy rubs and sassy sauces that make it easy to take your ordinary menu and kick it up a notch or two. The recipes here will help you give traditional ribs, wings, burgers and corn a winning Cajun makeover. And when you wrap your taste buds around these lively flavors, you’ll have more cheer about.


Red Dot RibsRed Dot Ribs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 to 4 hours

Yield: 3 servings

1 rack baby back ribs

2 tablespoons Cajun Shake

3 tablespoons Original Louisiana Hot Sauce

1 cup Cajun Injector BBQ Mesquite

Marinade

Prepare grill for indirect cooking by putting charcoal on one side of grill. If using gas grill, heat one burner on high. Remove baby back ribs from package and allow to breathe for 5 minutes. Pat with paper towels and generously apply Cajun Shake and Louisiana Hot Sauce to both sides of ribs. Sear ribs on both sides. Remove from grill and wrap tightly in foil. Return ribs to grill and cook for 2 hours over indirect heat. (If you want the ribs falling off the bone, cook an additional 2 hours.) Once ribs are cooked, remove from foil, place them back on the grill, and baste with BBQ Mesquite marinade. Once marinade is hot, remove ribs, slice and serve.

Creole Garlic CornCreole Garlic Corn

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

1/2 cup diced ham

1/2 cup diced onions

1/2 cup diced green bell peppers

2 (15.25-ounce) cans whole kernel corn

(with juice)

1/2 cup Cajun Injector Creole Garlic Marinade

In sauce pot, sauté ham, onions, and bell pepper until vegetables are wilted. Add corn, and marinade. Bring to boil lower heat and simmer 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

Wildly Wicked Buffalo WingsWildly Wicked Buffalo Wings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Yield: 1 pound

1 pound chicken wings, separated & tips removed

3 tablespoons Cajun Shake

2 tablespoons Original Louisiana Hot Sauce

1 cup Louisiana Wildly Wicked Wing Sauce

Season chicken pieces with Cajun shake and Louisiana hot sauce. Cook on charcoal or gas grill 20 to 30 minutes. Remove wings from grill and toss in wing sauce to coat evenly. For a less spicy wing, cut the sauce with some melted butter.

Honey Bacon BBQ Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 (8-ounce) precooked burgers

3 pounds ground beef

1 pound ground pork

2 1/2 cups bread crumbs

2 large eggs

1 (16-ounce) jar Cajun Injector Honey Bacon

BBQ Marinade

1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun Shake

2 teaspoons garlic powder

In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well by hand. Portion meat into 8 (8-ounce) patties and cook on charcoal or gas grill 20 to 30 minutes.

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