Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cajun Seasoning: Brings the Bayou to life!

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):

2 paprika
1 smoked paprika
2 granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
1 black pepper
1 oregano
Bay leaves (1 per tablespoon part)
1 salt
1 granulated onion (or onion powder)
1 thyme

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

Pure Deliciousness

Happy Eating


  1. Is smoked paprika a different spice than regular paprika? Or do you take regular paprika and "smoke" it yourself?

  2. Thanks for sharing the your thought and ideas. Cajun Seasoning is really best product.


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