Fantastic Cajun Recipes Featuring New Orleans Shrimp Jambalaya

Although GUMBO is the primary theme of this site, you can find other Cajun Recipes on these pages fantastic. These dishes will stray from the path of gumbo slightly but they are so good and so Louisiana Cajun that they fit into the Gumbo theme very well.

Cajun cooking is synonymous with rich, spicy, wonderful and exciting. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine, locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple.

Seafood such as shrimp, crab, crawfish and oysters are commonly used to make gumbo, jambalaya, and other intensely flavorful dishes that diners around the world seek when in Louisiana. The use of the aromatic vegetables bell pepper, onion, and celery are called by some chefs the holy trinity of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Finely diced and combined in cooking, most dishes include these. Other characteristic seasonings include parsley, bay leaf, green onions, and cayenne pepper.

Cajun food is known to be rich and delicious with deep flavors and colors. And because these Cajun recipes are simple to make even the novice cook can make delicious dishes at home.

Spicy Seafood Gumbo

The recipes listed here are awesome and so easy to prepare. Impress your friends and family by making these at home with ease. Follow these recipes and you will create dishes that are better than most restaurants serve.

Jambalaya is a very popular dish in Cajun Country and rivals gumbo in popularity. The shrimp jambalaya recipe featured here is one of the best I have ever had. It's loaded with great ingredients and has a beautiful color and wonderful texture.

Shrimp Jambalaya

I make it often for family and guests. I is also perfect for a take along dish when you have to bring food to a function or party. I cook it in my cast iron pot with lid, and when it's done simply take the covered pot with me. It keeps warm for a long time due to the cast iron. It also is easily served from the pot.

But this is mainly a gumbo site so you are encouraged to make the wonderful and delicious selections found on the main pages. Start at the home page and find a gumbo recipe to make that will impress your friends and family.


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