Know how to make Cajun seasoning and you'll be able to enjoy the delights of Louisiana cooking at its finest! An easy-to-make blend of spices and dried herbs, you can use this versatile mix for a whole range of traditional recipes. Rice and gravy, gumbos, jambalayas, and boudins to name just a few classic dishes you could try it with. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)
4 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried thyme
3-4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp sea salt
8-10 dried bay leaves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your Cajun seasoning mix in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
Note: For extra flavour, dry toasting the cumin and peppercorns before you grind them is something worth thinking about. This is easy to do and only takes a few minutes.
Click here for tips on toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)
Note: I use a couple of whole spices in this recipe but if you don't have them all just use pre-ground powders and cut the amount the recipe says by half. For example it uses 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds so you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin. Reduce the peppercorns likewise if you don't have whole and stir in with the other powders when making.