If you like a little "fire" in your food, this is great to have in the cupboard. Personally, my "fire" tolerance has been rising for years. Some people think that I am disturbed, which may or may not be true. The amount of Cajun seasoning that I go through is truly amazing. The beautiful think is that you do not have to buy it pre-made, you can make it with ingredients that you likely have in the house.
Cajun Seasoning (in parts-I use tablespoons):
1 smoked paprika
2 granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
1 black pepper
Bay leaves (1 per tablespoon part)
1 granulated onion (or onion powder)
Mix all ingredients in a coffee grinder. If you want more heat, add some cayenne; I usually add 1/2 part cayenne. You can add heat but you can't take it away.
This is fabulous on veggies, burgers, pork tenderloin, in soups, gumbo, jambalaya.
I made some gumbo (recipe here) and it is truly fabulous. There is a huge reward in knowing that you make your own seasoning.
|Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Loaded with Cajun seasoning; it's delicious|