8 Cajun Dishes You Need To Try At Least Once

Dirty rice: While the term "dirty" may not usually sound appealing, there are rare exceptions, such as a dirty martini and filthy rice, which is a Cajun favourite.

Jambalaya: Jambalaya is another rice-based Cajun recipe that packs a lot of flavour and protein.

Gumbo: There's a reason Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog" began honing her gumbo recipe when she was only a child.

Shrimp and grits: We'll confess that prawn and grits, a cheesy, substantial dish, isn't a Louisiana original, but the Cajun version is a must-try.

Crawfish boils and étouffée: Despite the prevalence of prawns in several modern-day Cajun recipes, the crustacean that dominates Cajun cuisine is found in Louisiana's bayous rather than the Gulf.

Boudin: Cajun boudin has French roots, although variants of the sausage can also be found in Belgium and Italy.

Po' boy: For a true Cajun variation on the po' boy, try one with Cajun seasoning on the pork and a spicy remoulade instead of regular mayo.

Red beans and rice: The basic cuisine of red beans and rice begins with the Holy Trinity of onions, celery and red peppers, then integrates Cajun spices, herbs, andouille sausage, pickled pork shoulder.