St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

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Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on!


GumboIt’s no secret that St. Landry Parish has a vibrant food culture. Craft beer flows on tap every weekend. Where there’s food there’s music, and festivals often celebrate regional dishes and food commodities. So we’ve compiled several of our most prized recipes, enough to sample what it’s like in the Prairie Home Cooking region. 

No need to scribble little notes in the margins. This selection includes tried- and-true recipes from local food producers, chefs, and artisans. Even find award winning dishes from hometown cooks, known for domineering the competition at area cook-offs—etouffee, cracklin, beef, gumbo, wild game, and sweet dough pie—to name a few. 

This compilation also features items made in St. Landry Parish that can be purchased online or easily found in your local grocers, such as Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, Lou Anna Cooking Oil, Targil Seasoning & Butcher Supply spices, Bayou Teche Brewing craft beer, and Savoie’s Sausage & Food Products. In addition, each recipe showcases a seasonal, area ingredient such as sweet potato, fig, rice, okra, pecan, crawfish, catfish, beef, or poultry

Be sure to add these to your old recipe cards and clipped magazine articles for safe keeping. But to truly experience these unique dishes, you’ll just have to visit!

  • Cajun Sweet Dough Pies

    This authentic Cajun Sweet Dough recipe comes straight from the Sweet Dough Pie Capital of the World, Grand Coteau, Louisiana. 

    Don't miss the 5th Annual Sweet Dough Pie Festival, October 22, 2016!

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  • Candied Pecan Salmon

    Pecans have inspired some pretty famous Louisiana confections such as pralines, but in this dish pecans fuse the best of both worlds, creating a sweet and savory candied coating for a fresh fillet of salmon!

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  • Crawfish Étouffée

    Everyone has their own method of preparing this smothered crawfish dish, but Chef Dustie Latiolais shares his recipe, staying true to the original preparation and ingredients our ancestors would have used to make this Cajun kitchen staple. 

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  • Crawfish Bisque

    This recipe has passed the test of time—the Anthony Boudain challenge. That’s right; this crawfish bisque received Anthony Boudain’s stamp of approval when the Travel Channel host visited Eunice, LA for his show No Reservations.

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  • Orange Pecan Muffins

    It doesn't get more southern than pecans! These Orange Pecan Muffins are great for breakfast and pair perfectly with a cup of chicory coffee. 

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  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

    This tried and true recipe is one of our own. It calls for one our favorite seasonings, local spice house, Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, and comes with directions for making a homemade roux. Try it out, and let us know what you think!

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