Homemade Cajun Seasoning. You will never, ever buy store-bought again. This super-flavorful homemade spice mix is amazing.
When/where to use Cajun Seasoning- while the options are limitless, here are my favorites.
• Smoked Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya
• Gumbo (obviously)
• Over fish (brush with oil, then add a bit of seasoning)
• Spice up ground beef- burgers or (I’ve never made it…) meatloaf
• Salads. Mix some with a little bit of dressing (and maybe a tiny bit of water to thin it) and you have a ton of flavor with less dressing (hence less calories).
• Dry rub
• Southern pulled pork (haven’t done yet…but dying to try it!)
• Classic red beans and rice
• Potatoes (halve or quarter, toss with oil & flavor, bake in oven)
• or search online for “recipes using cajun seasoning” or Pinterest, etc. Trust me, there are tons of one-pot meals or pasta variations, etc. that use it.
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- 2 & 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 & 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 & 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Mix all ingredients. Store in air-tight container.
Thank you for the Cajun Seasoning. I can’t have MSG and it’s in every seasoning I’ve found. I can’t wait to try this in red beans and rice. One of my favorites. Adding it to meatloaf sounded interesting also.
You’re welcome. Glad you found it! I’m working on a red beans and rice recipe, but can’t quite get it right. Let me know if you find a great one!