Apr 29, 2009

Cajun Seasoning Mix


I like to make my own spice mixes. It’s not just fun, but at times it’s the only way for me to get my hands on spice blends that aren’t sold here; like my Old Bay Seasoning (copycat recipe). You can come up with the strangest combinations, adjust the amount of salt and add whatever flavor, spiciness or zing you like to ‘authentic’ mixes. No artificial colors or MSG whatsoever, which is a big plus as well. This is how I like to make my Cajun Seasoning Mix. I use this one to spike up chicken or turkey burgers. And I especially like it when sprinkled over a ground beef kabob.



1 1/2 tbsp sweet paprika powder
1 tsp garlic salt (I’ve used Lawry’s)
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp black pepper
3 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme


Real simple. Just throw it all together. Adding a little curry powder might not keep it authentic, but it sure tastes pretty good! Give it a try sometime. Adding dried bay leaves also works like a charm!


Looks so pretty, doesn’t it!


Give it a good swirl. You can put in the blender, mortar or spicemill for a few moments to powderize the oregano & thyme as well. I never do, though.


Of course I’m merely posting this so I can shamelesly pry you out of your homemade spice mixes! Care to share your kitchen secrets? Please? Pretty please? (Never did get that phrase; how can please be pretty?)