The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. This Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Cajun dinner cuisine for two
- $39 for $80 worth of Cajun dinner cuisine for four
Ragin’ Cajun’s menu boasts an array of authentic Louisiana dishes, such as spicy shrimp jambalaya ($18.99), Swamp Daddy pasta with alligator sausage and artichokes ($18.99), and Cajun grilled jumbo shrimp ($19.99). Groupon customers who purchase Chef Tracie Orsi's new cookbook of Ragin' Cajun recipes, Sittin' Bayou Makes Me Hot!, receive a container of Ragin' Cajun seasoning.
Chef Tracie Orsi put in years of service in the resort circuit and culinary industry, taking verbal abuse from irate chefs, working under unskilled cooks, and—the final straw—nearly taking a steak sandwich to the face. After discovering the rich flavors and deep-rooted traditions of Cajun cuisine, Tracie decided to run a kitchen her way, cutting up with her friends as she crafts authentic feasts of stew, seafood, pasta, and chicken infused with the rich spices and seasonings of southern Louisiana.
She dices up fresh veggies and jumbo shrimp and sprinkles them throughout a spice-laden array of étouffée, gumbo, and jambalaya. Mouths warm up with tender morsels of alligator sausage and spoons swan dive off noses and breach a layer of gruyère cheese before plunging into onion soup. Broccoli, carrots, and squash soak up spicy tomato stew in the veggie creole, and the chicken and shrimp étouffées smother chunks of meat with spicy brown gravy. For dessert, dining companions make telepathic arguments for who should get the bigger halves of bananas-foster and pecan-pie servings. While diners partake, live blues and jazz bands inspire them to pop the corks of BYOB bottles along with the basslines five nights per week.
The food was traditional cajun and creole food; dare I say better than I had in New Orleans.GinaGilligo609, TripAdvisor, 9/6/12
1102 State Route 35
Belmar, New Jersey 07719Get Directions