It is just a simple mix, that is great to use with your veggies, soups, chicken, beef, or seafood. So get your spices out right now. Measure them, stir, and you have the best Cajun seasoning in a matter of minutes. Want to learn how you can make your own Cajun seasoning? Let’s get started!
Cajun Seasoning Recipe
What I find the most fascinating thing about seasoning is how fast you can put it together and how big the impact of one single ingredient can be.
A couple of years ago I never made my seasoning until I found out how easy it is to do and how cheap.
If you have no other reason, besides it tasting so much better than spice mix packets, make it yourself because you will save so much money.
You can tailor it to your taste which makes it even better and you can spice it up knowing what you put into your mix.
I like to keep it low/with no salt if possible which I can when I make seasoning myself.
What Is Cajun Seasoning?
So you may be wondering what is Cajun seasoning? It is a seasoning blend that originates from the Southern Louisiana kitchen.
As this part of the US has a lot of French influences this seasoning also has French roots. But as with a lot of recipes, there are a lot of variations on spice blends.
When looking at the common ingredients in the various version you will see some paprika, some spices like cayenne and pepper, and of course some garlic because, no spice mix without garlic.
You can add some salt but it is not a necessity.
With a lot of seasonings that have some spice in them, the need for salt reduces because you have other flavors taking over.
Are Cajun Seasoning And Creole Seasoning The Same?
A simple answer to this question is no. However, both spice blends have the same French roots and both share several ingredients.
Creole seasoning has a different measurement of ingredients and has some additional ingredients than Cajun seasoning.
Like e.g. dried sweet basil and celery seeds.
Cajun Seasoning Ingredients
To make Cajun seasoning you need to have the following spice on hand:
- Mild paprika
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chili powder
- Dried thyme
- Dried oregano
- Brown sugar
- Cayenne pepper, add more if you like heat
- Cracked black pepper and salt to taste
How To Make Cajun Seasoning
To make any type of seasoning take all of the spices and your measuring spoon. Take a small mixing bowl or deep plate.
Measure according to the recipe and take a spoon to mix your Cajun spice blend. I always stir my seasoning for a minute or more.
This is to make certain all of the spices are incorporated throughout the mix. You can also put the spices in a small blender and pulse a couple of times.
This will also take care of thoroughly combining the ingredients.
Transfer the mix into a jar and store it in your kitchen cabinet. You can easily use it for up to a year.
Use Homemade Cajun Seasoning
As mentioned in the beginning this might be the easiest spice blend to use with other recipes. You can eat it with:
- Seafood – think shrimp, cod, or panga filet
- Chicken – make some chicken carnitas and sprinkle some of this seasoning on top
- Chips and crackers – if you make potato chips, flatbread crackers, or pita chips, season them with this Cajun spice mix
- Dips – you can even stir it in your hummus, guacamole, bean salsa, or bell pepper hummus
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I hope you will love this Cajun seasoning recipe as much as I do!
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Looking for an easy homemade cajun seasoning recipe? Try this easy recipe. Easy to make and super cheap. Tastes delicious.
- 1 tablespoon mild paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, add more if you like heat
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, add more if you like heat
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- Measure according to the recipe and take a spoon to mix your cajun spice blend
- Stir the seasoning for a minute or more. To make certain all of the spices are incorporate throughout the mix
- Transfer the seasoning to a jar
Calories: 16: Carbs: 3.4g; Fat: 0.4g; Protein: 0.7g