I love Cajun seasoning. It ranks among my all-time favorite spice blends!
I enjoy flavoring practically anything with Homemade Cajun Seasoning. from chicken, and shrimp, and even on top of popcorn to burgers and steaks!
It provides a red hue and a southern swing to almost any dish and is the ideal combination of flavor and spice (like my FAVE Slow Cooker Cajun Bean Turkey Soup Recipe).
Cajun seasoning recipe
Originating in the South, primarily in Louisiana, is cajun spice. It was common knowledge that Cajuns used a variety of items in their cookery, including bay leaves, celery, bell peppers, onions, and garlic.
It is not surprising that these savory additions to any dish would result in something as fantastic as a Cajun spice blend.
The best homemade cajun seasoning is undoubtedly this one. Not only is it really simple to prepare, but your spice cabinet most likely already contains all the ingredients! The flavor of homemade cajun seasoning is far superior to that of store-bought, plus you can control the sodium content and be sure that there are no additives or fillers in it.
Just quickly prepare some of this if your recipe calls for cajun flavor. It truly is as simple as mixing together all the ingredients and placing them in a spice jar.
Although I enjoy spicy food, you may simply cut the cayenne pepper and chili flakes in cajun spice in half if you don’t like it as much as I do. One benefit of creating it yourself is that!
My favorite way to store cajun seasoning is in a nice tiny jar with a use-by date of six months. It should stay approximately that long if kept in a cold, dry location like your spice cabinet!
Amazingness! I mean, really. Garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, oregano, and thyme are just a few of the incredibly tasty ingredients that are found in cajun spice or seasoning.
This homemade Cajun spice includes smoky paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and chili flakes to give it that legendary kick!
Cajun seasoning has a reddish-orange color from the cayenne pepper and turns black when it is grilled or fried on meat or vegetables. Any kind of meat can benefit from using it as a dry rub!
Since it gives the dish, which is actually made with white rice, all of the “dirtiness,” I also love adding it to this dirty rice.
Creole versus Cajun
The biggest difference between cajun and creole seasoning, if you’re curious, is how much oregano or basil is used. In comparison to cajun spice, creole seasoning typically contains more oregano and/or basil.
Although the spice blends can vary slightly, they are generally similar, and according to Louisiana Travel, the main distinction between cajun and creole dishes is how they are prepared (the former includes tomatoes, the latter does not).
Due to my preference for the flavor and the fact that I like to have a single spice blend that I can use in both situations, I do add a small amount of oregano to this mixture.
Cajun seasoning would be the one spice I would keep in my spice cabinet for the rest of my life.
- 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- one teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper add more if you like more heat
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- one teaspoon thyme
- In a tiny bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
- Keep for up to six months in an airtight jar.