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Find tasty Cajun food in our Cajun recipe collection and explore one of the most unique cooking styles for your Cajun dishes. Easy-to-make and easy to clean up, every Cajun dish will spice up your cooking routine.

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What is Cajun Food and Where Does it Come From?

Cajun cooking has a long-standing tradition and dates back to the descendants of the Acadians, who found sanctuary in southwest Louisiana around the 18th century. Rooted in French rural cooking, Cajun cuisine has evolved into a unique culinary blend of European, Native American, and African American cooking styles. It is based on fresh vegetables like okra and bell peppers and delicious meats and hearty sauces, oftentimes combined in a single pot. Since Cajun food has always adapted to ingredients that the land provided, seafood like crab, crawfish, and shrimp play an integral role in the art of Cajun cooking today. Spices like black pepper, cayenne, and garlic add heat and depth to savoury sauces that are thickened with roux. No wonder that richly flavoured Cajun dishes have provided a sense of comfort and community to many generations.

How to Make Cajun Seasoning

Follow this simple method and make your own Cajun seasoning - perfect for seasoning chicken and other meat recipes before baking, roasting or frying.

To make Cajun seasoning yourself, simply measure out one tsp of each of the following and mix into a bowl: sea salt flakes, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, garlic granules, dried thyme and dried oregano. Once fully mixed, it’s good to go.

Cajun Recipes That’ll Make You Come Back for More

Do you have a weakness for the hearty and comforting flavours of traditional Cajun food? We can help you satisfy all your cravings. Browse through our Cajun recipe collection and find Cajun recipes that’ll hug you from the inside. Apart from Cajun classics, you’ll find many Cajun-inspired dinner ideas that seamlessly fit into your diet and lifestyle. Our recommended ingredients allow you to create well-balanced dishes so you can indulge with a clean conscience.

And thanks to our easy-to-follow instructions, you don’t need to be an experienced chef to create the warm and layered flavours of a typical Cajun meal. Just follow the steps and be prepared to amaze everyone around your dinner table. All of our ingredients come pre-portioned, meaning you'll have the exact amount of ingredients for what you need, guaranteed to save you money and cut down on your household food waste.

Cajun Recipe FAQs

What is Cajun food?

Cajun food is a flavourful cuisine originating from Louisiana, characterised by bold spices, seafood, and a fusion of French, African, and Native American influences. Classic dishes include Cajun gumbo (a hearty stew), jambalaya, boudin, and crawfish étouffée, a popular, rich and savoury dish made with crawfish tails smothered in a thick roux-based sauce, seasoned with onions, bell peppers, celery, and Cajun spices, served over rice.

Is Cajun food spicy?

Cajun cuisine can be spicy, due to the spices and herbs used in the making. However, the level of spiciness can vary depending on specific dish, ingredients and personal preference. If you’re not a lover of spice but want to enjoy Cajun food, simply dial down the chilli you include in your Cajun recipes.

How do I make Cajun seasoning?

Mixing sea salt flakes, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, garlic granules, dried thyme and dried oregano makes a perfect Cajun seasoning to use in Cajun cooking.

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