Monday, August 11, 2014

Cajun Food Demystified!

By now you've surely heard that Shorty Pants Lounge is the best Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks - but what does that mean, exactly? We believe that having a better understanding of something actually enables you to enjoy it more, so Shorty Pants is here to help you improve your understanding of Cajun cuisine. 

History of Cajun Cuisine

Cajun cuisine was born in the 17th century, when Acadians (residents of Acadia, a French province near what is now Quebec) were forced to find a new home. They settled in Southern Louisiana. Faced with a drastically different climate, they struggled to find ways to harvest and prepare food. They came to rely on slow-cooked meat, corn bread, and seasonal vegetables. Seafood was introduced a few years later and became another Cajun staple.

Characteristic Spices

Cajun cuisine is known for having strong, bold, distinct flavors. These flavors come from a variety of independent as well as blended spices. Individual favorites include thyme, bay leaves, sugarcane and molasses, oregano, black pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley, celery, garlic, and onion. Acadians also blended several spices together to create seafood mixes, hot sauces, marinades, and various barbecue rubs.

Cajun Cuisine at the Lake of the Ozarks

Shorty Pants Lounge has been bringing Cajun food to the Lake for over five years. We take pride in bringing you classically prepared food in one of the Midwest's top vacation destinations. You'll love our World Famous Crab Cakes, Gumbo, Crawfish Etoufee, and so much more!

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