The history of Louisiana cuisine has created some of the best dishes. I don't consider myself Cajun but I did grow up in Cajun country (Southwestern Louisiana, Opelousas to be exact). Cajun cuisine was created by using whatever was on hand while throwing something extra in. People often confuse Cajun and Creole Cuisine while there are similarities but very different. Creole Cuisine is more refined and closely related to to French cuisine where as Cajun is viewed as country cooking and has more spice. Take gumbo for instance..... Gumbo is prepared all over the state of Louisiana but will taste different in each region of the state.
In Cajun county, there are so many dishes that may seem weird to someone outside of the region especially to people out of state . Smoked Sausage in Red Gravy may be one of those dishes. This could sound weird but it's delicious and very simple. All you need is a few ingredients, 30 minutes for prep and cooking then of course time to eat. Check it out if you dare.
1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
8 oz tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
Creole Seasoning or Salt and Pepper, to taste
Chicken Breast, seared and diced
White Rice, cooked
Corn, seasoned and cooked
Sear sausage over a medium heat with a tablespoon of oil. Add onion and bell pepper then continue cooking until onions are translucent, two- three minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and water then turn down heat to low. (If added chicken, do so now) Add seasonings then simmer for 10- 15 mins while stirring. Adjust seasonings to taste and remove heat. Serve with white rice and corn then enjoy!