Once upon a time, my brother worked and lived in Lafayette, La. I would visit him when my business took me that way. His next door neighbor was a real, honest-to-God Cajun. Could barely understand her when she spoke!
One day while I was visiting, she brought over some of the following dish for us to sample. I convinced her to give me the recipe, but I had to watch her as she was making it. Her measurements were “A pinch” or “A dash” or “A handful”. The measurements included in the recipe are my interpretations of how much she used! However, it worked!