Lagniappe (55 recipes)

lagniappe (/ˈlænjæp/ lan-yap) is a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase (such as a 13th doughnut when buying a dozen), or more broadly, "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure."[1]

The word entered English from the Louisiana French adapting a Quechuaword brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish Creoles. It derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa or ñapa (referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one). The term has been traced back to theQuechua word yapay ('to increase; to add'). In Andean markets it is still customary to ask for a yapa (translates as "a little extra") when making a purchase. The seller usually responds by throwing in a little extra.

Although this is an old custom, it is still widely practiced in Louisiana.

Lagniappe Recipes

Black Bird Jambalaya

Black Bird Jambalaya

 

Never had black bird jambalaya but  looking forward to trying it.

 

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Jambalayas, Lagniappe, Wild Game, Rice

Black Eye Peas And Tasso

Black Eye Peas And Tasso

 

Black-eyed peas are always mistaken as a peas but they are actually a bean. Some people soak their beans overnight for cooking but I don't soak my black-eyed peas because they cook so fast.

In place o

Category:  Poultry, Lagniappe, Legumes, Crock-pot

Cabbage And Pork Etouffee

Cabbage And Pork Etouffee

 

For cabbage lovers, which I am one of, this is really a tasty dish and it will feed a lot of people.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Pork, Vegetables, Lagniappe

Cajun Chow Mein

Cajun Chow Mein

 

Combining Chinese cuisine with Cajun cuisine results in the marrying of two different countries. The combination of the flavors makes for an exciting mouthwatering dish.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Cajun, Beef, Pork, Lagniappe, Rice

Cajun Pizza

Cajun Pizza

 

Being that I'm not a good pizza crust chef, what I would do is to either buy a pizza crust packaged already made. Or some markets carry prepared pizza dough that you can buy and follow the directions o

Category:  Cajun, Beef, Lagniappe, Bread, Cheese, Baked

Carrot Dressing

Carrot Dressing

 

What an excellent take on a different kind of dressing. I would use this dressing to stuff pork chops, or boneless chicken breasts, or bell peppers for something different.

 

This recipe can also b

Category:  Vegetables, Lagniappe, Dressings, Dips & Spreads

Cat Fish Gumbo

Cat Fish Gumbo

 

Basic gumbo I would not change anything.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Lagniappe, Fish, Gumbo

Chicken Lu-Lu

Chicken Lu-Lu

 

Lulu can't be wrong whoever Lulu is.  This is a really tasty recipe especially using sharp cheddar cheese.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Lagniappe, Chicken, Cheese, Fried or Sauteed

Chicken-Sausage Jambalay

Chicken-Sausage Jambalay

 

Instead of using the fryers cut up I would debone the chicken. I find that that's easier to eat takes less room in the pot and you don't really need the bones. If you don't have the time or the talent to

Category:  Pork, Jambalayas, Lagniappe, Chicken, Rice

Chili Warmer-Upper

Chili Warmer-Upper

 

I substituted 1 1/2 pounds of ground chicken for the ground beef. If you cannot get ground chicken use chicken that is chopped into very tiny cubes.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Beef, Lagniappe, Legumes, Chili

College Boy Chop Soupy

College Boy Chop Soupy

 

You do not need a expensive cut of pork chops for this particular dish.  Probably any pieces of pork that you can get you can use in lieu of the pork chops.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

Category:  Pork, Lagniappe, Baked, Soup

Crawfish Boil, Mamou Style

Crawfish Boil, Mamou Style

 

If you prefer a spicier crawfish boil I would suggest that you add a tablespoon of cayenne pepper and also add a bay leaf which imparts a lot of flavor to the boil water.

-Sweet Mama Janisse

 

 

Category:  Lagniappe, Crawfish, Boiled, Misc. Sauces