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need help planning Cajun menu!

cleo | Aug 13, 2005 04:25 PM

Plus it has to be made in advance and delivered to a friend who just had a baby. She's not nursing and they love Cajun food. I'm a pretty good cook and can make a great brown roux based gumbo but I don't know much about this type of food.
I know I want to make a sweet potato pie for dessert because it has some health benefits (as opposed to, say. bread pudding) (although a savory bread pudding might be a good side or app).
I want to make an app and a main course with appropriate sides, plus dessert.
I was thinking of crab and corn soup(cream based), then chicken thighs smothered in an andouille gravy based on that dark roux...somehow, though, I feel this would just be altogether too much sauce when you consider the soup. Plus I don't really want to bring plain rice as a side but I think that's what would go well with smothered chix.
I need serious tweaking or maybe just a new menu. TIA.
I don't need recipies, probably, just descriptions (I was a line cook then a chef for 10 yrs so most stuff I can figure out/ I'm just in a creative dry spot right now).

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