Make this Cajun seasoning recipe. It’s great to have on hand.
There are so many ways you can use Cajun seasoning recipe. Many people simply purchase ready-made Cajun seasoning but it is so easy to make at home and a lot more cost effective. You can literally prepare this Cajun seasoning recipe in minutes and it keeps for a very long time.
What is Cajun seasoning?
There are of course many different blends that you can prepare. This Cajun seasoning recipe is used as a flavouring for sauces, pastas and rice and is also a key ingredient in Cajun blackened fish and chicken.
Many people falsely assume that Cajun ‘blackened’ fish and chicken are burnt. They aren’t. It’s the heavy use of red spices such as paprika and chilli powder that give the chicken and fish their blackened appearance when fried or grilled.
How long will Cajun seasoning last?
That’s down to how fresh your ingredients are when you make it.
Usually, your seasoning should last a good 6 months without much loss of flavour. You need to store it in an air-tight container in a cool and dark location such as a cupboard.
How to use this Cajun spice blend.
I will be adding recipes shortly that call for this Cajun seasoning recipe. You really can wing it though when it comes to using it.
Try mixing a couple of tablespoons of the seasoning with a little oil and using it as a marinade for chicken or fish. Then, when ready to cook, fry the chicken or fish in some oil until cooked through and you have a delicious looking crust.
The seasoning can also be added to sauces to taste.
How to prepare this Cajun seasoning recipe…
Get all of your ingredients together. This should only take a couple of minutes.
Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix and break down any lumps.
At this point, you can taste a little and adjust the flavours. If you like more garlic, go for it. More chilli powder? Just add it.
Your Cajun seasoning should look like this when finished.
It is important to store this Cajun seasoning recipe blend in a container that has a tight fitting lid. Then just take it out and use it when needed.
Most commercial brands include anti-caking ingredients which are not really all that good for you. They do stop the Cajun spice blend from caking though.
So you might need to give it all a good stir from time to time to stop it from hardening and caking.
- 3 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 ½ tbsp cayenne chilli powder (more or less to taste)
- 2 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 ½ tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
Place all the ingredients in a storage jar with a tight-fitting lid. Mix well with a spoon and screw the lid on until needed. Depending on the freshness of the ingredients you used, this cajun seasoning should last for about a year.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1005mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
I hope you enjoy using this Cajun seasoning recipe in many different recipes. I have a few on the way! If you do try it, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.