Cajun spice is a blend of of paprika, onion, garlic, fennel and thyme. Cajun cuisine developed through the settling of Acadians in rural southern Louisiana. It’s commonly thought as the food from the country in comparison to its very close Creole cuisine. The creole cuisine was an influence of African, Carribbean, Italy and other immigrants as new settlers flocked to New Orleans from Spain and France.
Even though the origins are different there are similarities in spices and ingredients. These two similar cuisines are quite similar using basically the same ingredients but slightly different flavours. Common ingredients include rice, beans, crawfish, oysters, crab, shrimp, yams, chicken, okra and others.