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Easy Cajun Recipes Anyone Can Make

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Easy Cajun Recipes Anyone Can Make

The spices and flavors of classic Cajun cuisine are exaggerated by the chefs that now represent the genre, like Emeril Lagasse and his predecessor Prudhomme, but the basic principles of what makes Cajun food unique are all there.

The rich, vibrant dishes are flavored by this trinity of ingredients, carefully sautéed to develop a rich base. Cajun cooking is a labor of love, from vigorously stirring roux to form the base and thickening agent for flavorful gumbos, to adjusting and readjusting the seasonings to find that perfect balance of cayenne pepper, scallion, garlic, and cooling creaminess — but cooking a Cajun meal doesn’t have to be exhausting.

We have rounded up our favorite Cajun dishes that balance the heat, pack in that mind-blowing flavor, and are simple enough for any cook to follow.