Along with everything else in the grocery store, the cost of dry seasoning blends, such as Cajun seasoning, is as high as a cat’s back. It’s not hard to make your own that are customized to your liking and more economical.
The hallmark of Cajun seasoning is a blend of three peppers: black, cayenne and pepper flakes. Some of the prepared blends are insanely hot. By making my own, I control the heat.
Cajun seasoning isn’t just for Cajun food. It’s a good general purpose seasoning for meats and fried vegetables.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning
A blend of three different peppers, salt, spices and herbs is a good general purpose seasoning for meats and fried vegetables.
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I’ve never tried making Cajun seasoning before but the way you describe it, I have no idea why I haven’t done it before. 🙂
Jackie Garvin says
I don’t use a great many slice blends but I’m determined to break down the few I do use and make them myself.