11 items to make authentic Cajun/Creole food

Creating dishes like gumbo, étouffée, po’boys and jambalaya doesn’t require voodoo, but there is definitely some magic at work here. Adding these staple ingredients to your bag of culinary tricks will help send you on your way to hitting the right flavor notes in Cajun and Creole cooking. Used in seafood, sausage and chicken dishes, it’s these components that will give your food that unmistakable bayou mystique.

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