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We like things hot and spicy in our household, which is why we love us some Cajun cooking! Jambalaya, dirty rice, the list goes on and on. We used to use Zatarain’s seasoning and even boxed mixes, but they contain MSG and other preservatives which give me a horrible headache!
Cajun Seasoning Mix can be kinda expensive to buy. Don’t worry homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix is so easy to make and use. Once you start making it you’ll wonder why you ever purchased it pre-made before! Homemade Cajun seasoning mix is a delicious, flavorful, homemade version of Cajun seasoning mix. Homemade Cajun seasoning mix is a mix of seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, and a few other herbs.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning Mix
- 5 TBSP smoked paprika
- 3 TBSP seasoning salt
- 2 TBSP onion powder
- 2 TBSP garlic powder
- 2 TBSP dried oregano
- 2 TBSP dried basil
- 2 TBSP ground black pepper
- 1 TBSP dried thyme
- 1 TBSP cayenne pepper
- 1/2 TBSP crushed red pepper flakes
- Place all ingredients in a glass jar.
- Screw the lid of the jar on tight and shake to combine.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Shake before each use.
Makes a little more than 1.25 cups or about 20.5 TBSP
This Cajun seasoning is spicy, so be careful. The first time I used it I only used half of what my recipe called for and then increased as needed. I could tell it was spicy just by the whiff I got when I opened the jar. The few tablespoons I put in my jambalaya caused us to have the sniffles but at least our sinuses were clear!
You can use this seasoning to spice up all kinds of dishes. We love it in our jambalaya but it is delicious in scrambled eggs, brown rice, or as a dry rub on meat.
By making your own seasoning you can use high quality ingredients while still making a seasoning that cost less than buying pre-made. It also allows you to eliminated any ingredients that you don’t like and gives you total control over the spiciness of the seasoning.
Have a great day!
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