Cajun Seasoning Mix - Add the Flavour-Packed
Taste of Louisiana to Your Home Cooking

Very easy-to-make, this flavour-packed Cajun seasoning mix will give your recipes tons of flavours and aromas! It is very versatile and can be used as a blackening for fish, chicken or steak, or as a rub for your pork chops. It also makes a tasty general seasoning for soups, stews and various traditional Louisiana favourites. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)

3 tbsp sweet paprika powder (or regular paprika)
2 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp onion flakes
1 tbsp garlic flakes
4 tsp cayenne pepper
4 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp salt 
(see note 2 below)
6-8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the bay pieces with the sugar, peppercorns, salt and flakes
  • Once ground, add to a bowl
  • Stir in the paprika powder and cayenne pepper 
  • Crumble in the dried thyme, parsley and oregano. Combine thoroughly

Store your Cajun spice mix in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: Click here for tips and a video demonstrating how easy grinding ingredients is. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: You can use regular table salt for this recipe but I recommend using a quality sea, rock or kosher salt. Not only are these healthier and less processed, they will add better flavour!

Ingredient Note: 
I use whole peppercorns for this recipe but, if you don't have whole, just use pre-ground pepper and reduce the amount the recipe requires by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of whole peppercorns you use 1 tablespoon of ground pepper. Same with the flakes if you only have powder available. Stir in with any other powders when making.

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