Cajun Flavor Profile

Cajun Flavor Profile


Flavor Profile Table
Base:
bell peppers, celery and onions
Spices:
black pepper, cayenne, celery seed, chile peppers, filé powder, garlic, white pepper
Herbs:
parsley, sage, thyme
Trademarks:
andouille sausage, cornmeal, crayfish, red beans, red hot pepper sauce (e.g., Tabasco), redfish, rice, shrimp

three, Two, One

A Cajun-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 method:

3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)


Five Signature Cajun Dishes
boiled crawfish
gumbo
jambalaya
po’ boy sandwiches
red beans and rice

Noble Suggestions
  • Assemble a Cajun spice rub and apply to cuts of pork, chicken or seafood before grilling.
  • Turn traditional meatloaf into Cajun meatloaf by substituting cornmeal for breadcrumbs and seasoning the ground beef mixture using the 3|2|1 method.
  • Smother baked sweet potatoes with sauteed ingredients from the 3|2|1 method. Depending on whether you include protein in the stir fry, this could serve as a main dish or a side dish.

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