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Crawfish Boil

You haven’t had the true New Orleans experience until you’ve sat down with your friends, cracked open a beer and stuffed your face with crawfish. The Southern tradition calls for you to toss some boiled crawfish on the table — on top of newspaper or a table cloth — along with cooked potatoes, corn, garlic, andouille sausages and more. 

For the Crawfish Boil recipe, click here.

Cajun and Creole dishes perfect to celebrate Mardi Gras

For foodies, Louisiana is great not only when it comes alive in the spring, but any time of year. When thinking about cuisines that are native to Louisiana, it’s hard to find a dish without Creole or Cajun influences.

Though both have connections to French cooking techniques, the main difference between Creole and Cajun dishes is that Creole food uses tomatoes or tomato-based sauce while Cajun food traditionally does not. But you won’t have to travel all the way to Louisiana to try its delicious foods — these recipes will allow you to make them in the comfort of your own home.