A simple Cajun spice mix for southern-style dishes, using spices and herbs you probably have in your pantry.
Love Cajun flavours? Here are simple instructions for how to make Cajun Seasoning Mix. If you love dishes like Jambalaya, Gumbo, Po'Boy sandwiches or my Easy Cajun Shrimp Fried Rice, mix up a batch of this Cajun spice blend to have on hand.
Why should you make your own?
Of course, you can buy it pre-made, but it's so easy to make your own, and you can adjust the spices to make it milder, according to your family's tastes. Just combine all the dried spices in a small bowl then store in an airtight jar. This recipe makes almost ¼ cup of spice mix for all your Cajun recipes.
And then, try one of my recipes using your own homemade Cajun spice mix!
Recipes using Cajun Seasoning Mix
This spice mix makes a fabulous rub for salmon. Just pat the fillet dry, rub with the Cajun Seasoning Mix, let stand for an hour or so, then grill or bake.
Try it on chicken, too. Mix the seasoning with a little oil, marinate the chicken, then place on a greased grill. You'll love this recipe for Cajun Chicken Thighs with Zesty Quinoa.
Like boneless chicken fingers? Use this Cajun seasoning mix to make these Crispy Cajun Chicken Strips with Nectarine Salsa.
It's also excellent on shrimp. Try these Grilled Cajun Prawn Kabobs with Pineapple or these low-carb Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Avocados.
This one-pan, 30-minute Cajun Shrimp Fried Rice boasts the flavours of New Orleans!
This homemade spice mix is quick and easy to combine, store in an airtight jar, and have ready to use on all your favourite Cajun dishes. It will stay fresh for up to 6 months. Enjoy!
How to Make Cajun Seasoning Mix
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
- 1 ½ tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight jar.
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