HISTORY of CAJUN C.J.’S

CJ and Fay Dupont in front of the Cajun C.J.'s factory.

Born in Opelousas, La., to Cajun parents, C.J. raised our three sons cooking the most incredibly wonderful jambalaya. Like most Cajuns, he just threw things together, as he says, “cooking mostly by smell.”

One day we had very important guests coming over for one of his famous Cajun suppers. About 20 minutes before their arrival, he casually said, “I hope it's good tonight.” Frantic, I said, “Never again will we HOPE!!!” I had worried for nothing; as usual, it was fabulous.

The next day, C.J. made a jambalaya as I painstakingly placed wax paper between his hand and the pot for every added little pinch of ingredients and wrote it all down . . . now we had his recipe written in stone!

Years later, a cousin who owns a store in Yellowstone asked him to package a mix and let her sell it. “Impossible, it would take hours to prepare, not to mention shipping the fresh vegetables, Cajun roux, etc.” My aunt, who worked all her life in a school cafeteria, said, “any vegetable comes dried and even roux can be made dry.”

Knowing what dried mixes taste like, we decided to try anyway. After one taste we sat in shock, just looking at one another. The same taste without all that work! That's the same amazement we now hear daily from everyone who tastes Cajun C.J.'s mixtures.

Our grown sons, now with their own families and our grandchildren, are our best and most grateful customers with “Big Daddy” in their kitchens always.

You can only imagine how the other recipes came about and will keep on coming.

Enjoy,

Fay DuPont

 

CAJUN C.J.’S

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C.J. cooking a pot of jambalaya.

CAJUN C.J.’S

P.O. Box 880
Albany, La. 70711
Fax 1-225-567-2827
Cell 1-318-613-3329
Cajuncj1@bellsouth.net

GOURMET MIXES

Cajun C.J.'s jambalaya in a pot.

JAMBALAYA

Cajun C.J.'s Crawfish Pie.

CRAWFISH PIE

Cajun C.J.'s filé gumbo in a pot.

FILÉ GUMBO

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Cajun C.J.'s jambalaya in a pot. JAMBALAYA
This marvelous blend of
Cajun secrets,
including wild rice,
cooks in only 20 minutes.
Fay, C.J.'s wife, holding a bag of Cajun C.J.'s Jambalaya.
Net Wt. 11 oz.
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Cajun C.J.'s crawfish pie. CRAWFISH PIE
Just pat this delicious crust
into a pan.
Add your choice of meat or
seafood along with our Cajun
seasonings and serve
8 hungry cajuns a
beautifully impressive
meal in 40 minutes.
Fay, C.J.'s wife, holding a bag of Cajun C.J.'s crawfish pie.
Net Wt. 16 oz.
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Cajun C.J.'s filé gumbo in a pot. FILÉ GUMBO
This Cajun soup
cooks in 40 minutes.
You'll never think of
“soup”
the same way again.
Fay, C.J.'s wife, holding a bag of Cajun C.J.'s filé gumbo.
Net Wt. 15 oz.