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Cajun Cuisine Quiz

Louisiana Cajuns took the bayous bounty and made it their own. What do you know about dishes that'll "Make ya wanna' slap yo' mama!" 12 Questions.

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The base of many Cajun dishes uses a mixture of cooking oil, flour and water as a thickener. What is this thickener called?

  • File'
  • Sous
  • Roux
  • Fruite

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What is the "Holy Trinity" of Cajun cooking?

  • Onion, celery and bell pepper
  • Shallots, bell pepper and tomato
  • Onion, bell pepper, and Tabasco
  • Green onion, file' and crushed red pepper

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File' is used as a seasoning in many gumbos, what is file' made of?

  • Crushed red pepper and ground dried basil
  • Ground sassafrass leaves
  • Dried parsley and cayenne
  • Ground coriander and lime zest

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What is "andouille"?

  • Sausage links made with alligator meat
  • Pork cracklins'
  • A smoked pork sausage made with meat, stomach and seasonings
  • Pork organ meats ground into a pate'

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What is a "po'boy"?

  • An open-faced sandwich of fried steak with cream gravy
  • A bacon, lettuce and fried green tomatoes sandwich
  • A sandwich made with seafood salad on a beer roll
  • A submarine style sandwich made with either roast beef or fried seafood

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"Turducken" is three kinds of de-boned fowl, filled with stuffing, then stuffed inside of each other and roasted. With the innermost listed first, what is the order in which they are assembled?

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  • Chicken
  • Stuffing
  • Duck
  • Turkey

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What is a "mudbug"?

  • Shrimp
  • Oyster
  • Crawfish
  • Crab

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What is the name of a stew like dish made with seafood, okra, other veggies, file' and roux, usually served with rice?

  • Jambalaya
  • Gumbo
  • Ettouffee
  • Fruite de Mer

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What is the name for a sausage made with rice, green onion, spices and a variety of meat or seafood stuffed into a casing?

  • Boudin
  • Ettouffee
  • Jambalaya
  • Beignet

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What is a "cajun meatball" made with ground shrimp or alligator gar, seasonings and flour called?

  • Boulle
  • Cracklin'
  • Cornichon
  • Boulet

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What is the name of the quintessential "creole cocktail"?

  • Hurricane
  • Mint Julep
  • Sazerac
  • Corpse Reviver #2

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Which alligator produces the most tender meat?

  • 3' longer or more and 3-4 yrs. old
  • 6' longer or less and 2-3 yrs. old
  • 7' longer or more and 4-5 yrs. old
  • 8' longer or less and 6-7 yrs. old