You’re a big fan of Cajun seafood in Plano and know that it’s delicious, but have you ever wondered about it? Have you ever considered its history?
Perhaps not, but we have at The Boiling Spot, and we thought since we all share a love of Cajun seafood that you might like to learn a little more about it. So, we decided to give you a very brief look at the history of this zesty cuisine.
It began in the late 1700s in the Southern US based on French recipes brought to the area by Acadians expelled from Canada by the British. These people lived off the land, and over the centuries, these dishes were adapted by cultural influences and geography.
The name Acadians eventually evolved into Cajun and these families incorporated seafood such as crabs, shrimp, catfish, and oysters into their meals. Rice and bell peppers replaced potatoes and carrots, and new spices such as black pepper and cayenne were added liberally.
Popular Cajun seafood dishes are almost always based on onion, celery, and green bell pepper. Some of the most popular dishes include gumbo and jambalaya. Now, the next time you join us for a meal at The Boiling Spot, we hope you appreciate it on an entirely new level.