Cajun Gift Basket Ideas
Cajun gift basket is perfect for those who love Cajun cuisine. When making the basket at home, you can always customize it by adding foods that will be liked by the recipient. Whether as a gift for an anniversary, as a hostess gift, or a Christmas gift, this gift basket will surely please the receiver.
Cajun Gift Basket Ideas: Foods to Include
Seafood – Catfish, shrimp, oysters, red fish, bass, blue crab, drum fish, flouder and some are commonly eaten in the Cajun cuisine.
Fruits and Vegetables – the fruits and vegetables that can be added to a Cajun gift basket are Bell peppers, Tomatoes, Blackberries, Figs, Cayenne peppers, Strawberries, Celery, Okra, Lemons, Pecans, Cucumbers, Sweet potatoes and Limes.
Seasoning – The most common seasonings used in Cajun cuisine include Bay leaf, Cayenne pepper, Oregano, Black pepper, Parsley, Garlic, Bell peppers (green or red),Onion, Sassafras leaves, Sugarcane, Celery and Thyme. You can include some of these or all of these to the basket.
Cajun Gift Basket Ideas: The Basket
Choose the basket size according to the amount that you have to fill it with. Try to add more variety. Decorate the basket a bit if it is very simple. Add napkins or shredded paper as the base and arrange the foods to be included over the base. Wrap the basket with a cellophane sheet by placing the basket in the middle of the sheet and bringing the sides up. Seal the sheet using a ribbon and add a gift tag. The basket is complete.
You must decide the budget before making the gift basket. The price depends on what all items you decide to include and where you buy these products from. If you wish to buy multiple baskets, some retail outlet or online store may sell them to you at a discounted price.
Keep these instructions in mind while making a Cajun gift basket and go ahead!
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