Make your own homemade Cajun seasoning mix in the comfort of your own kitchen and save some money, PLUS it’s ready in under 5 minutes!
Did you know it’s EASY to make Homemade Cajun Seasoning to use on seafood, chicken, pork, beef, etc.? Well it is, and I’m going to show you just how simple it really is! The only talent you will need is to mix the ingredients together and store it in an airtight covered container. EASY!
I started making a Creole salmon dish several years ago and found that it called for Cajun seasoning. Off to the store I went and purchased a large container of spice mix.
But… eventually I discovered I can make Homemade Cajun Seasoning mix for a fraction of the price, with spices I already have in my pantry! Since it takes less than 5 minutes to throw together this seasoning mix, why not make my own?
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What’s IN Cajun Seasoning?
The cast of characters includes onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika. These common ingredients, when combined, are a perfect seasoning for a variety of meats!
All of the ingredients are placed in a mixing bowl, and stirred to combine. That is all that’s necessary to make this handy kitchen spice mix. See how easy it is to whip up a batch of homemade Cajun seasoning mix?
What Can I Use Cajun Seasoning Mix For?
Cajun seasoning mix is a great tool used to season a variety of meats. Chicken and fish are my favorite meats to season with this mix, but it’s certainly not limited to those.
I often use this Cajun seasoning when I make my recipe for Pan-Seared Creole Salmon. In the past I used a commercial seasoning mix, but found this homemade mix has great flavor to season the salmon well, also!
If you store the cajun seasoning mix in an airtight covered container, it should keep it’s peak flavors and freshness for up to 6 months.
How Much Cajun Seasoning Mix Will This Recipe Make?
The recipe, as written below, will yield about 2/3 cup of the seasoning mix. That’s a good sized portion to have at your fingertips, ready to use!
Hope you will mix up a batch of this Homemade Cajun Seasoning, and enjoy using it ON and IN a variety of dishes! Once it’s mixed up and in your kitchen cupboard, you won’t have to run out to the store when you find a great recipe that uses this seasoning!
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Recipe Adapted From: http://www.yellowblissroad.com/cajun-seasoned-popcorn-diy-cajun-seasoning/
Make your own homemade Cajun seasoning mix in the comfort of your own kitchen and save some money, PLUS it's ready in under 5 minutes!
- 2 Tablespoons onion powder
- 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
- 4 Tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
- 4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 4 Tablespoons paprika
- Combine all spices in a small bowl. Mix well, to blend.
- Store dry spices in an airtight, covered jar for up to 5-6 months (for best flavor)
- Use as needed. Recipe makes approximately 2/3 cup Cajun spice blend.
- Enjoy this spice blend on fish, beef or poultry!
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