Although called barbecued, this classic New Orleans recipe has nothing to do with outdoor cooking or smoking. It’s a Creole/ Cajun method of making succulent shrimp.
Jambalaya is one of the most popular foods in the bayous of Louisiana. It was originally created by cooks cleaning out the icebox and using what foods were leftover.
A gumbo is a Cajun soup that has a roux as a base and uses file (sassafras leaves) and/or okra as a thickening agent. This dish probably has African origins, as the Bantu word for okra is gumbo!