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8 Cajun Dishes You Need To Try At Least Once

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Dirty Rice

Although the term "dirty" doesn't seem very good, there are certain exceptions, such dirty rice, which is a favorite dish in the Cajun culture, and dirty martinis. Although French cuisine is the foundation of all Cajun food, other cultures

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Jambalaya

Jambalaya is another Cajun rice dish that's loaded with flavor and protein. Here, it's important to distinguish between the dish's Cajun and Creole variations. Although there's no denying the deliciousness of both varieties.

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Gumbo

There's a reason why Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog" began honing her gumbo recipe when she was just out of diaper shape. In Louisiana, preparing delicious gumbo is a life skill rather than just a pastime.

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Shrimp And Grits

The Cajun version is definitely worth trying. Although Charleston, South Carolina, likes to think that it invented the meal, a similar dish created in Africa with ground maize and shellfish existed long before the Charleston version.

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Boudin

The Cajun version is definitely worth trying. Although Charleston, South Carolina, likes to think that it invented the meal, a similar dish created in Africa with ground maize and shellfish existed long before the Charleston version.

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Red Beans And Rice

While the Cajun recipes we've shown may look complicated due to their abundance of components, red beans and rice is one of the most flavorful Cajun dishes when done simply.

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Catfish Courtbouillon

The Holy Trinity of vegetables, a dark roux, Cajun spices, a small amount of tomato (just enough for traditional Cajun recipes), and whatever fish is on hand are all combined to make Cajun courtbouillon.

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Maque Choux

Foodies tend to focus mostly on Cajun dinners, but don't overlook the side dishes, particularly the maque choux. Maque choux, a corn-based dish, is another wonderful illustration of the global influence on Cajun cuisine.