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)
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
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.
A Cajun Blend