This is a mildly hot Cajun spice mix you make yourself with common spices from your pantry. For those who like it hotter, add the optional crushed red pepper. This makes a great oven Cajun hashbrowns!

DiamondLil
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts

6 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 388 mg sodium. 1.2 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2007
This made great cajun spice. I used this to make cajun-mayo for cajun spiced burgers and made some cajun shrimp. I only used half the salt. I used the crushed red pepper flakes and we didn't consider this too hot at all. This made enough for both dishes and there is plenty left for a couple more dishes. Thanks for sharing Diamondlil, this is better than the store bought blends and I can control the salt! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2012
Just the average spice mix....nothing grand about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe though. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2007
This made great cajun spice. I used this to make cajun-mayo for cajun spiced burgers and made some cajun shrimp. I only used half the salt. I used the crushed red pepper flakes and we didn't consider this too hot at all. This made enough for both dishes and there is plenty left for a couple more dishes. Thanks for sharing Diamondlil, this is better than the store bought blends and I can control the salt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
Super, Bobbie Jean. Prezactly what I wanted. And thanks to reviewers who cautioned about salt. I agree, this mix does not require that much salt. I may play with this a bit to suit my taste, but, I don't know that I can improve it. Just a great mix that can be used as a rub, or used after cooking. Try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
this cajun spice is great! i used 1 tsp of salt instead of 2. i've made thisa few times now its easy to mixup the ingredients with different spices i just keep the recipe amount of garlic powder black pepper onion powder cayenne and red pepper flakes. it's great on potatoes eggs popcorn and tofu! i will always keep this spice mix of some variation on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
Great cajun seasoning! However I too cut the salt in half and used Italian seasoning instead of oregano (because I didn't have plain oregano). I used this for the Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce recipe from this site (I reviewed that too). I didn't add the red pepper flakes but I wish I had once I made it! It would have added the perfect amount of heat -- don't hesitate to use it if you like spicier cajun seasoning! I will be using this recipe a lot in the future! One of the best simple recipe I've found in a while. I'm going to end up using it on everything;D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Yum! This recipe was easy to mix up using ingredients I already had on hand. This was my first time cooking with Cajun spice and I really liked it. I used it to make red beans and rice didn't think it was too salty but I used all non-salt ingredients for the rest of the recipe. Next time I'd probably cut down on the salt per other reviews because I don't think I'd miss it and it's healthier. I used the red pepper flakes and thought it was the perfect level of heat. I will definitely hang on to this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2009
Very nice flavor! I put some on chicken wings and baked them until they were sticky. Really good stuff! I liked the fact that the ingredients were things that you would normally keep on hand; nothing fancy. Will use this spice mix alot from now on. Thank you so much!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
I mixed this up today and sprinkled a good amount on Ore-Ida's tater tots to go with the Ruby Drive Sloppy Joes we were having for dinner. Good stuff! I served it with my homemade ranch dip it went well together. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
A great mix of spices except like others I'll be cutting the salt in half. My boyfriend mixed it with plain breadcrumbs and coated chicken breasts in it and they were delicious except for the salt factor. We didn't add the red pepper flakes but I think we might next time for a little extra kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
Excellent. Used for Cajun chicken Pasta from this sight and on hash browns. I will continue to use this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2012
Just the average spice mix....nothing grand about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe though. Read More
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