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Cajun cuisine is a blend of flavors, spices, and cooking styles that have been passed down through generations of Louisiana’s Creole population. It’s a unique style of cooking that is both bold and flavorful and rooted in the historic French culture that influenced Louisiana. Our dealership is proud of our Opelousas location and Cajun and Creole influences. And while you can sample Cajun cooking throughout the state, we wanted to share our culture with our RV family.

So, we’ve compiled a list of recipes that are perfect to cook in your RV kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned RV traveler or just starting out, these Cajun recipes are sure to be a hit on your next road trip.

Cajun recipes to cook in your RV kitchen:

Jambalaya

This classic Cajun dish is a staple in Louisiana cuisine and is perfect for cooking in your RV kitchen. All you need is a large skillet or pot, some sausage, chicken, and seafood, a few vegetables, and a mix of spices. Simply sauté the ingredients, add in the rice, and let it simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the flavors have melded together. And with this Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe you can enjoy this dish in just an hour!

Instant Pot Jambalaya

Photo: Rachel Vanni; Food Styling: Brooke Caison; Image via delish

Gumbo

Gumbo is another popular Cajun dish that is perfect for cooking in your RV kitchen. It’s a hearty soup that is filled with meats, vegetables, and a mixture of spices, and is best served over rice. Simply sauté the meats, vegetables, and spices, add in the broth, and let it simmer until the flavors have melded together. And this Cajun Shrimp Gumbo recipe is perfect to cook over a campfire.

Gumbo

Shrimp Étouffée

Shrimp Étouffée (pronounced ‘eh-too-fay’) is a Louisiana classic and is a French word that translates to “smothered”. This classic Cajun dish is perfect for a romantic dinner in your RV. It’s made with fresh shrimp or crawfish, vegetables, and a mixture of spices, and is best served over rice. Simply sauté the vegetables and spices, add in the shrimp and let it simmer until the flavors have melded together. You can also prepare this dish in an instant pot by following this recipe for New Orleans Instant Pot Shrimp Étouffée.

Etouffee

Boudin

Boudin is a type of Cajun sausage that is made with pork, rice, and spices. It’s a great option for a quick and easy breakfast or lunch in your RV and can be served on its own or with some crusty bread. You can cook the boudin in a pan or on a griddle until it is brown and crispy, or over a fire in cast iron. Additionally, you can also put boudin in your jambalaya. Check out this campfire Dutch oven jambalaya recipe that incorporates boudin.

Boudin

Beignets

Beignets are a deliciously fried dough that is traditionally served as a sweet treat in Louisiana. They’re easy to make in your RV kitchen, and are a great option for a sweet dessert or snack. Simply mix together the ingredients, roll out the dough, cut it into squares, and fry until they are golden brown. Serve them when they’re hot and covered in a thick layer of powdered sugar. And you can use a mix to make it easier. Our go to is the Café Du Monde beignet mix.

Beignets

Cooking in your RV

When cooking these Cajun recipes in your RV kitchen, it’s important to have the right tools and ingredients on hand. Invest in some RV kitchen essentials such as high-quality pots and pans, good utensils, and a sharp knife. It’s also a good idea to have a pantry stocked with spices, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, and thyme, as well as staple ingredients like onions, bell peppers, and celery.

In addition to cooking these classic Cajun recipes in your RV, you can also enjoy them at local restaurants and cafes in Louisiana. Many of these places offer a taste of authentic Cajun cuisine and are a great way to experience the unique flavors and cooking styles of this region. Whether you’re cooking in your RV kitchen or dining out, Cajun cuisine is a delicious and memorable part of any road trip through Louisiana.

So, whether you’re a experienced RV traveler or just starting out, these Cajun recipes are sure to be a hit on your next road trip. And if you’re planning your next road trip, let our skilled technicians at Courvelle’s RV handle your RV service & repair work. Our qualified technicians are here Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Contact us for any and all of your questions and needs pertaining to your RV!

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