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Cajun Seasoning

This is my treasured Cajun Seasoning recipe, bursting with flavour and a subtle hint of heat. The versatile spice blend is perfect for enhancing any dish that calls for Cajun seasoning, or as a delicious rub for meats, or a flavourful seasoning for grilled vegetables. You can bottle it and use it whenever you need! If you're vegan, you're going to love this one! It can be added to pasta, sandwiches or orzo.


Prep time: 5 minutes




The history of Cajun seasoning is deeply intertwined with the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana and the culinary traditions of the Cajun people. It draws inspiration from the diverse cultures that influenced Louisiana's culinary landscape, including French, Spanish, African, and Native American influences.


Cajun seasoning, also known as "Creole seasoning", emerged as a blend of spices that reflect the vibrant flavours and preferences of the Cajun community. The seasoning was developed as a means to infuse their dishes with depth, complexity, and a touch of heat, creating a unique culinary identity. The spices were readily available and widely used in both French and African cuisines.


I tried to stay as authentic to this as possible while also thinking about what makes a delicious and versatile seasoning.


The essential ingredients of Cajun seasoning include paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and basil, among others.


Uses for Cajun seasoning

  • Seasoned meats

  • Stir fried vegetables

  • Rub for Grilling

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Noodles

  • Seasoned butter

  • Any recipe that requirers Cajun seasoning

  • Sandwiches

  • Orzo


So here's the real reason I had to share this recipe, I made the most delicious pasta ever using this spice! Once you try the pasta you will realize what I mean! It's also unique and I can promise it's not something you've tasted before! Stay tuned for Cajun Pasta dish!


Recipe for Cajun Seasoning


Prep time

5 minutes

Total time

5 minutes


Ingredients


2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano

1 tbsp cayenne powder

1 tbsp onion powder

2 tbsp salt (Kosher or Himalayan)

1 tbsp black pepper

1/2 tbsp dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried basil


Method


  1. Measure out the ingredients into a container with an air tight lid.

  2. Shut the lid and shake well. Enjoy !

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