I have created this post because of my own love of Cajun food. How does a Yankee come to like this Southern food so much. I am not sure but Cajun Recipes are full of spices which translates to flavor. I did some research to see what historians say about its origins. Cajun food developed in the deep South of Louisiana and Mississippi and it suggests further that the people who created it were poor. So rice was an early staple of most dishes because it made the dish go farther. Also, seafood was a main ingredient because of the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. A lot of Cajun Recipes start with the base of the Holy Trinity – onions, celery and green pepper. Many dishes also start with a roux – a flour and oil mixture that thickens the sauce in the recipes.
So it is clear how much I enjoy Cajun food, I have made a number of non-traditional Cajun dishes but definitely Cajun including a Cajun Artichoke Tart, Cajun Macaroni and Cheese, Cajun Gumbo Pot Pie, Cajun Cornbread Stuffing, Cajun Meatballs and a Rattlesnake Cajun Pasta to name only a few. I have made many traditional Cajun dishes including Gumbo and Jambalaya many times. I think you get the idea that I am a fan. So I reached out to my blogger friends for their Cajun Recipes and that is what I am sharing with you today.
So I begin our Cajun tour by sharing a post and picture for Homemade Cajun Seasoning from That Girl Cooks Healthy.
Slow Cooker Cajun Soup from Go Eat and Repeat.
Cajun Stuffed Peppers from Strength and Sunshine.
A Cajun Casserole from Personally Paleo
Grilled Shrimp Po-Boys with Roumelade from Latin Meets Lagniappe
A Crustless Creole Quiche from Zagleft.
Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits from Home and Plate.
Popeyes Homemade French Fries from Fast Kitchen.
Seriously Awesome Jambalaya Madness Style from Chili Pepper Madness
Baked Fried Chicken from La Petit Chef
Cajun Jambalaya Pasta from A Dish of Daily Life
Dan’s World Famous Gumbo from Life Currents
One Pot Cajun Pasta from A Cedar Spoon.
Spicy Cajun Shrimp Pasta from Killing Thyme
Spicy Cajun Roasted Corn Salad from Posh Journal
Cajun Shrimp Pasta from All Floured Up
Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa from Salu Salo
Cajun Crab Coquettes from Cooks with Cocktails
Cajun Spiced New Potatoes with Sour Cream from Sprinkles and Sprouts
Chickpea Spinach Corn Quesadillas from Cooking with Manali
Creamy Pecan Pralines from Joy Filled Eats