Experience the flavours and aromas of Louisiana cuisine with this Cajun spice mix. An easy-to-make recipe that will add great taste to your gumbos, jambalayas, rice and gravy and numerous other traditional favourites. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 12 tablespoons)
4 tbsp smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp dried sage
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black peppercorns
4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp celery seeds
2 tsp salt
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your Cajun spice mix in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.
Note: Click here for tips on grinding whole ingredients. (Link opens in new window)
Ingredient Note: I use a few whole ingredients in this blend which I then grind. However, you can use pre-ground powders if that's all you have. Just reduce the quantities in the recipe by half. So for 2 tablespoons of mustard seeds you use 1 tablespoon of mustard powder. Reduce any other ingredients that you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.
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