Make this Best Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe with just a few ingredients and use it in an array of food for that much needed kick. It is much economical and you what is going inside it. Here is a how to make cajun seasoning at home.
I like to make my spice blends at home and from scratch. They are much more flavourful than the store bought one’s and one can be sure of the quality of ingredients used. This cajun spice mix is a favourite from the many spice mixes I make at home and it comes in quite handy to make variety of dishes and perking them up in no time.
What is Cajun Cuisine?
“Cajun cuisine (French: Cuisine cadienne, [kɥizin kadʒæ̃n]) is a style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian people deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine; locally available ingredients predominate and preparation is simple.
An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, special made sausages, or some seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Crawfish, shrimp, and andouille sausage are staple meats used in a variety of dishes.” – Wikipedia
What is Cajun Seasoning?
Cajun Seasoning just makes every dish stand out! A blend of different spices which when mixed together makes for a flavorful spice mixture. It can be used in a variety of ways. I am listing some ideas to use your batch of this DIY Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe.
This Cajun Spice Blend is
- Gluten free
- Keto Friendly
- Sugar Free
- Easy to make
- Store well
- Free of modified food starches and MSG
Where to use cajun Seasoning?
This is a very versatile DIY spice mix. Here are some of the ideas where you can use this homemade Cajun Seasoning.
I love to marinate my meat in this spice mix and also sprinkle a little while grilling fish. Grilled Cajun Chicken is one of my favourite way to include chicken in my diet.
It is a must add spice in dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya and other Louisiana style dishes.
You can add it in greek yogurt or mayonnaise and a quick dip is ready to serve with nachos.
Sprinkle Cajun Powder over your salads for a spicy kick.
This seasoning tastes delicious in pasta as well. Make a white sauce and sprinkle generously with this Cajun Seasoning Recipe for a perked up taste.
Add it in your soup, stews or curries.
A popular barbeque chain in India, Barbeque Nation makes an amazing Cajun Potatoes where potatoes are roasted with a sprinkle of this seasoning and then coated in a delicious Mayonnaise based sauce.
Cajun Seasoning fries are a rage these days and every place is serving them. It’s nothing but plain fries tossed with cajun spices as soon as they are out of the oil. This makes sure the spice is nicely coated all over the fries and not fall off.
Are Cajun Seasoning and Creole Seasoning the same?
Cajun and Creole seasoning are two very different seasoning’s from two very different cuisines. They might be similar in the use of some ingredients but cajun seasoning is a spicy seasoning and if you like your food spicy, go for it.
Creole seasoning on the other hand use more of herbs and little bit of paprika. So if you like your food more seasoned, it is your choice of spice mix. You can read more about these two here.
This Cajun Seasoning Recipe is easy to bring together and keeps good for quite some time. I usually make a huge batch of this mix and keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator so that I can use as and when required.
Cajun Seasoning vs Blackened Seasoning
The base of these two seasoning is same and they just differ in the proportion of spices used. While the cajun seasoning is towards the hotter side, the blackened seasoning falls right in the middle with creole seasoning being the milder one.
Be creative and use the spice mix to spike up the omelettes or even curries. Crafted using onion powder, garlic powder and various herbs such as thyme, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper and black pepper, Cajun Spice Mix is a total treat for the taste buds.
If cayenne pepper is not available, you can use any mildly hot chilli powder and in place of paprika, you can use any mild chilli powder with good colour. If you like your seasoning more spicy, you can add some chilli flakes to it as well.
So waiting for what? Take out sometime today and prepare this toothsome seasoning recipe at home, make sure to store it as well, okay? Go ahead and read its recipe! Here is how to make Cajun Seasoning.
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Make this Best Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe with just a few ingredients and use it in an array of food for that much needed kick. Here is a recipe to make it at home.
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Freshly Cracked Black pepper
- 2 tsp Dry Oregano
- 2 tsp Dry Thyme
- 2 tsp Cayenne Powder use any mildly hot chilli powder
- 2 tsp Paprika Powder Use any mild, good color chilli powder
Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight Container for up to 6 months.
Use as required.
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