Homemade cajun seasoning – just as authentic as what you’d get in New Orleans.
I thought it was about time that I’d introduce a few seasoning recipes to you all. Over the past few months I’ve been creating a few spice blends which I will showcase in the near future. Creating spice blends can be quite fun because of various herb and spice combination that can be made.
What I like to do is purchase the raw herb and spices in bulk (I recommend doing this as it’s helluva lot cheaper) and create different blends a number of recipes.
It may seem intimidating at first but once you get into the swing of things, you will grow to love it just as much as I do.
This cajun seasoning is a favourite of mine it’s fiery and extra spicy, if you like HOT flavours then this spice is mindblowing and multi-purpose. I first used this spice blend for this cajun chicken recipe that I made and also my infamous cajun sweet fries recipe.
After receiving such a positive response for both recipes I then realised that I needed to share the actually recipe so off I went with my camera and took some dark photography shoots of this spice blend. It’s a combination of onion powder, garlic powder, paprika black pepper, himalayan pink salt, oregano, cayenne pepper, red chilli flakes and optional thyme.
You can lessen the heat by omitting the red chilli flakes as they do boost the fiery flavour by 10 fold when included. Making your own spice blend from scratch is a great way to have complete control over what ingredients are incorporated. Also there’s no MSG, no anti caking agents or any processed fillers to worry about.
Store the cajun seasoning in an air tight container to increase longevity.
Cooking just got 10 times better with this red hot cajun seasoning, double, triple and quadruple the amount as required.
Makes 3-4 tablespoon worth of spice blend.
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp himalayan pink salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp red chill flakes
- ½ tsp thyme (optional)
- Add all of the ingredients to an airtight container and mix together.
- Put the lid on the container and shake well.