7 Cajun Dishes You Need To Try At Least Once

A favorite Cajun stew made from a dark roux, spicy stock, shellfish or meat, chicken, sausage, and the "Holy Trinity" of celery, onions, and bell peppers, thickened with either okra or file powder.

Gumbo

A classic Cajun dish using the smothering method, made from seafood like shrimp, crabs, or crawfish, mixed with green pepper, onion, celery, often served with rice and seasoned with hot sauce and Cajun spices.

Etouffee

A one-pot Cajun dish with little to no tomatoes, made with meat (chicken, pork), seafood (shrimp, crawfish), sausage (chorizo, andouille), vegetables (onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic), seasoned with spices and finished.

Jambalaya

A spicy Cajun dish for parties and festivals, including potatoes, andouille sausage, artichokes, corn, mushrooms, spices, herbs, and crawfish, served hot or warm.

Crawfish Boil

Cajun sausage with liver and pork shoulder, mixed with celery, onions, rice, and spices, served as fried balls or in casings, enjoyed as a snack or main meal.

Boudin Sausage

A Louisiana Creole dish served in spicy piquant sauce with rice and garnished with parsley and green onions or fried into small bites, challenging typical food palates.

Alligator

colorful Cajun dish made from fresh corn, bacon, sauteed green onions, tomatoes, and green bell pepper, resembling succotash.

Corn Maque Choux