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Old 08-12-2019, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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Hello/Bonjour

I am a guy from Quebec, and would like try my hand at cooking some Cajun food.

What, in your opinion, is the best dish?

I have heard good things about etouffee, jambalaya, and creole.

The last time I was down there was a couple of decades ago, and I don't remember what it was I had but it was one of the best plates I ever had in my life.

Some sort of rice and shrimp in a sauce, I think!

What would you recommend?
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Gumbo is great for a cold day! Chicken and sausage is a good one, but the seafood and okra version is pretty amazing as well.

Jambalaya is usually what I fix for people in Colombia, because while it´s seasoned, it´s not particularly spicy like a sauce piquant is.

Can you find crawfish (Écrevisse) in Quebec? Anything with it is good...Crawfish Monica in particular is out of this world.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Crawfish or Shrimp Etouffee was always my personal favorite! Followed by a good hearty Jambalaya (I used to make a mean one, myself).

Boiled/Fried crab was a great one too.

Turtle soup seems to have died off. I hear it was good though.

Oh and, in my opinion, gator is better if you don't bread it. Just fry it, season it, and serve it with hollandaise. MMM-mm! :3
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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To make a gumbo first learn how to make a roux. Locally people make their gumbo in different levels of thickness and color. The color can vary from light brown to very dark brown. Thickness can vary from a watery soup to so thick it’s almost a stew. Individual taste and family tradition varies the style of gumbo. Most common is chicken and sausage. Seafood gumbo is also good but best with fresh seafood.

I’m going to find a recipe my wife has for a special cake. I’ll try to share the recipe.

With so many rice dishes there’s usually some leftover rice. Some of us make eggs and rice breakfast using the leftover rice. Different families make it differently. It still amounts to two fried eggs, reheated leftover rice, and seasonings. Some get fancy by adding sautéed onions and peppers as well as pan fried chopped breakfast sausage or ham.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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Gateau de Sirop.. The Louisiana Cane Syrup Cake

This one I found is pretty close to what my wife makes. Don’t bother with frosting or icing the cake. To me this is like a Cale you have as a breakfast or tea cake. When made correctly it is moist, a hint of a molasses taste, and a bit of a spice flavor over the molasses taste.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:56 AM
 
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When you hear “red beans and rice”, it’s not merely red beans mixed with rice. The red beans are fully cooked with some mashed to form a thickening agent. Some form of pork, usually sausage, is cut up and cooked with the beans. Cook it down until thick, nearly stew like thickness. Put cooked Rice in a bowl or plate and spoon the beans and sausage over the rice, stir to mix. Chopped onions and bell peppers sautéed in the pot before cooking the beans can add more flavor.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Okra gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and fried catfish.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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catfish atchafalaya
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Catfish atchafalaya and meat pies.

Keep in mind that New Orleans cuisine and Cajun are not the same but if you include New Orleans than Oysters Rockefeller and shrimp po boys.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Boiled Crawfish ��
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