Cajun Seasoning Recipes - Mouthwatering
Aromas and Taste For Your Cajun Cooking

Make your own Cajun seasoning recipes and you can enjoy the unique flavours of Louisiana cuisine anytime! Use them for pan blackening, as a dry rub or just as a good old seasoning for many traditional dishes. This version uses optional filé powder which makes it especially good for making authentic gumbos. (See the bottom of the page for more of my homemade mixes and blends)

What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)

4 tbsp paprika powder
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp dried oregano 
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp dried chervil
4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp celery seeds
2 tsp filé powder (optional)

1-2 tsp salt (see note 2)
8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the bay pieces with the peppercorns, celery and cumin seeds and salt
  • Once ground add to a bowl
  • Add the filé (if using), paprika, cayenne, garlic and onion powders to the bowl and combine thoroughly
  • Finally, crumble in the dried parsley, oregano and chervil. Combine again

Store in an airtight container in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh lot.

Note: You could dry toast the cumin seeds and peppercorns before cooling, grinding and mixing with the other ingredients. Toasting draws out their fabulous flavours and aromas.

Click here to read more about toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: You could use any salt for this recipe, however, I do recommend using a good quality salt: sea/rock etc as they're less processed and therefore supposedly healthier. However you can use regular table salt (I sometimes do) if that's all you have available.

Ingredient Note:
 I use a few whole spices in this recipe but, if you don't have them all to hand, you can use pre-ground powders. If you do, simply reduce the quantities by half. So for 2 tablespoons of whole peppercorns you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground pepper etc. Reduce the others you don't have whole by half as well.

After Making Your Cajun Seasoning Recipes You May Like to Try...

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Sweet Paprika

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Pan Blackening Fish,
Chicken or Steak

A Collection of Dry
Rubs For Grilling and
Frying Perfection

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