Simple Cajun Seasoning
Here is a simple way to make Cajun seasoning using normal kitchen spices.
Here is a simple way to make Cajun seasoning using normal kitchen spices.
I needed cajun seasoning for a recipe and whipped this up in no time at all! I loved it as is, but it's very spicy (it IS CAJUN sesoning, after all). The nice thing about making your own is you can control and spice/salt in the seasoning!Read More
From a native of New Orleans, this would be perfect if it had garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt and white pepper. Also, replace the oregano with sage. Just a suggestion.
I needed cajun seasoning for a recipe and whipped this up in no time at all! I loved it as is, but it's very spicy (it IS CAJUN sesoning, after all). The nice thing about making your own is you can control and spice/salt in the seasoning!
I added garlic and onion powders to mine. Delish, and thanks for the post!
I have no idea if this tastes like cajun seasoning, but it was spicy and used all spices I had on hand, so it's a winner in my book. I so do not need to buy another spice. Have too many already! Thanks!
Thank goodness for this site and this recipe! Not only didn't I have to drive to the store (gas) in the midst of cooking (time), but this is a true cajun winner of a spice!!
I like salt, but this was more on the salty side.
I can't believe practically no one else is complaining about the salt overkill! There is WAY too much salt in this recipe. It was almost inedible. I would use maybe a teaspoon or two next time. Watch out!
This was great! I used it on top of "Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce" recipe on this site. Very easy to make. Thanks for sharing!
I used half the amount of cayenne for this one! A little on the hot side, but very good.
This recipe is great!! didnt have Oregano but instead I used mixed herbs, it was really good! I think i'll be making cajun chicken a lot more from now on!!
Cut it to a serving of 8, and used for cajun boiled peanuts. Yummy!
Worked well. Just threw the spices into the pot!
I followed this recipe, but added 1 tablespoon of garlic powder as well. This was so salty, my sauce was almost inedible. Next time I'm cutting the salt in half because the spice was overall perfect.
Very Good! I like spicy food, but my husband does not and usually store bought cajun seasoning is fairly spicy. Therefore, I used this recipe and omitted the salt and cayenne pepper. I omitted the salt because I like to salt my food to taste if it needs any.
Good in a pinch, but it seems to be missing something(s)?
will never buy boughten again
Super simple and tasty. Lately we've been loving it on grilled or baked salmon!
I have no idea how authentic this is, but I was in a pinch since I had a recipe that called for cajun seasoning and I never buy pre-mixed spices. Worked very well in the recipe! I can definitely see how some garlic and onion powders would have worked well in this as well.
Makes a great seasoning for Jambalaya, and so easy from ingredients we never let run out, and I can't believe we had even considered buying from the store!
Thanks for sharing!!
perfect recipe, simple, and used all spices that i had..didnt have to go to the store which was awesome and the husband loved it
Add garlic and onion powder.
Simple - with ingrediants I always have on hand. It packs some heat - thanks for sharing.
Too spicy for us but we aren't used to that either.
I was making the Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe here and needed cajun seasoning. This was easy to make and I had the ingredients on hand. Easy peasy! Thanks. I've saved the rest in a plastic container for another recipe someday.
woohoo great stuff
This was good. I also a added a good shake of onion and garlic powders to the mix. Worked perfectly!
Delicious and easy. I use it in Cajun Chicken Pasta. Much cheaper than buying it, that's for sure!
This was simple and turned out great. I had to substitute chili powder for the cayenne pepper I was sure I had but couldn't manage to find and I have no regrets in doing so.
this is a great on the fly seasoning blend. i reduced the cayenne because my little girl can handle hot food like the grownups and i used about half the salt. i tried some on a piece of raw potato i was cutting for dinner and opted to add some garlic powder. really easy and we liked this alot. thanks.
Tasted fine to me in my jambalaya. I did half the salt.
i had all these ingredients separately and was stressing because I didn't have the cajun spices... how silly. Cayenne and oregano seem to be the most important from my use in other recipes.
Same story as many other reviewers, I was out of cajun spice. I had to add onion and garlic powders after my dish was cooked I wished I had added a touch of sugar.
This makes some pretty spicy seasoning! I did half the amount of oregano (personal preference) and subbed ground cumin for the other half. I made a batch of this and a batch of another cajun seasoning and my husband and I both prefer this one.
Used this seasoning mix to make Cajun Meatballs, an appetizer recipe on this site. I reduced the salt and added some celery seed and garlic powder. Compared to the price of commercial cajun seasoning, this recipe saves you a lot of money since I already had all the spices. My meatballs turned out great and I have the extra seasoning stored in a jar ready to make another batch! Thanks azstud!
Pretty Good spice mix. I used it for a red beans and rice recipe also from this site. Based on some reviews, I reduced the salt content to 1 tablespoon since I would rather add salt to dishes rather than have things too salty. Had a good kick to it, which I liked.
Don't forget to add thyme..very important to cajun cooking
I wanted to make the Southern Pulled Pork recipe but didn't have any Cajun seasoning. My 8 year old - while brave and adventurous when it comes to food - would probably have found it too spicy so I used 1 t. cayenne, 1 t. ground ancho chili and 1 t. chili powder instead of the 1 T. cayenne. I also followed suggestions to add a bit of garlic powder and onion powder and it turned out fantastic - slight heat, a lot of flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!
This is great, I use it for any cajun dish and even sprinkle it on french fries, pasta, steaks, shrimp, chicken, fish, etc...
Great recipe to make a batch of seasoning to have on hand. Quick and easy--used for the recipe on this site: California Chicken Spaghetti and it worked very well!
Oops, added previous comment on the wrong recipe- used this Cajun recipe in the Lucky blackeye pea recipe. Sorry for the confusion.
I added the onion powder, garlic powder and celery seed as suggested, and it works really well in recipes. I personally like my food less spicy, so instead of 1 tablespoon of everything after the salt and oregano, I used one teaspoon, including the recommended additions, which was fine for me. Other family members would like it much spicier, but...
I scaled this down since I only needed a couple of tbs. and although I liked it, I had to add some garlic and onion powder. It doesn't taste right without those. It was simple and quick to make, though. Thanks! :o)
Great combo of seasonings!
I prepared this recipe last night, for a Jambalaya recipe, it was little on the spicy side, maybe too much black pepper.
simple to make and delicious.
Yum! I added about a teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder.
I used it in the cajun chicken recipe. We thought it tasted great, but I don't want what cajun seasoning is supposed to taste like.
I added 1 teaspoon each of onion and garlic powder to create an even more complex flavor. I used this seasoning on the "Cubanos Frijoles" recipe on this site and it was absolutely wonderful.
This was amazing. I originally used it for shrimp and everyone one who tried it loved it. I started using it in other things as well, even eggs and it was a great flavor
I just used this on some cut up chicken breast along with garllic and onion powder and it was great. I cooked it in some olive oil and then moved the chicken to another pan to brown and added some flour, milk and it created a great sauce. After I added some pasta to the sauce it tasted better than the cajun pasta that they sell at Friday's!!!!!
What to do when you look in your pantry and all you find is creole spice but you need cajun spice? This recipe was the perfect answer! Thanks. I used this for cajun chicken and it turned out great. I need cajun seasoning all the time and never to remember to get any at the store so this is going to be very handy and well used.
Has more kick than I expected...
This was pretty tasteless. Only thing I really noticed (used it on "superfast asparagus" from this site) was the spiciness from the cayenne.
This worked perfectly for me. I never buy the spice mixes - prefer to put them together myself. Not an expert on Cajun cooking but this worked for me for Jambalaya.
I made this from ingredients that I already have in my spice cupboard. It makes around 1/2 to 2/3 cup. I did add granulated garlic. I used two tablespoons in the Red Beans and Rice recipe and the heat and salt level seems to be just right. There is some noticeable kick but not so much to be painful. I will utilize this again! The size of the recipe is good in the aspect that you’re not stuck with a large amount of it, but there are some leftovers that can be easily stored in a spice or pint jar.
I don't keep onion or garlic powder on hand so I use this whenever I need Cajun seasoning. I use fresh onions and garlic in most of my dishes anyway so it works for me. I've used it on ribs, pork chops, blackened fish, etc...Today I'm using it in a copycat recipe for jambalaya pasta that calls for Cajun seasoning.
Thank you sharing this recipe!
It was a little salt-foward for my taste, but I just doubled up on everything else, and now I have more for next time .I also added garlic and onion powder per a suggestion I saw in the reviews....
I'm excited for Cajun chicken, Cajun pasta ... Yay!
Made with omission of salt-
worked great for what i needed it for
Thanks you saved me!!
I definitely won't waste money on packaged cajun seasoning because this works great!
Really great recipe Didn't have any horseradish so used wasabi but not sure it made a bit of difference. Still tasted wonderful
Better than fair taste. Really quick in a pinch.
I MADE THIS and it is wonderful. I used 1 teaspoon salt , added garlic,and onion salts 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, as i am not crazy about spicy. and it is wonderful. if you taste as you go you will find a happy medium
I made it as stated except only put in 1 tsp salt
This is an amazing Cajun spice I use it on everything- chicken, steak and especially shrimp. It’s the only spice I actually take the time to make. The store bought ones are not comparable.
Wayyyy too much salt as another reviewer has already pointed out! I would use only a tablespoon of salt with this, and I am going to try the other suggestions which have been suggested, but so long as you cut down the salt, this is pretty perfect as-is. Edit/update: I think it was a typo and was actually supposed to be 2 1/2 TEASPOONS salt, that is normally how much I use for meat, I used a tablespoon last time for a stew/gumbo that had too much stock and needed more salt.
This recipe was over the top salt for us.
amazingly good and simple. Even made my own Cajun seasoning. Brilliant recipe. Thanks for sharing!
This is a really good, basic seasoning recipe
I hate it when others write reviews and alter the recipe, but I have to say this recipe does not need paprika or half the salt. I made it without the paprika and cut the salt down to half a teaspoon. It was fantastic. Perfect for the blackened chicken I used to top a salad. I would use it again this way.
Excellent-but as other reviewers I added onion and garlic powders. With the additions it becomes 5 star. Will make again and thanks for the recipe.
Good but a bit too spicy for me!
Great recipe, I love being able to adjust the salt level to my liking.
Excellent mix of spices making it very easy to spice up a recipe.
We love this on cold peel-n-eat shrimp. Just boil, chill quickly, and then toss with the cajun seasoning. Put it in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat.
Reduced the salt to 1 tablespoon. Otherwise, turned out great. Will definitely make again; minus the salt.
I added more red pepper for personal preference
I made this seasoning yesterday for a chicken recipe that called for Cajun seasoning. It turned out spicy but not hot. I thought it was just right and I’d make it again!
I don't know why anyone would buy a Cajun seasoning! So easy and everything I've used it on (fish, chicken, pasta) has been delicious!
Easy and tasty, perfect for rice mix. Just one problem...the amount of salt recommended is massive! I used half a teaspoon.
Great cajun seasoning made with what I always have on hand. I added a tablespoon of garlic powder and a tablespoon of onion powder. I also used smoked paprika instead of regular, just to give it a little something something. I do have to say - definitely cut the amount of salt by half. I love my good salty and this was still way too much for me. Otherwise, nice.
I have made this twice now and it is a wonderful and quick mix. Thank you for sharing this!
to me there's nothing spectacular about this seasoning mixture
It was hot and spicy. I could not believe how easy it was to make my own blends....next time I will check online before I buy anything in the store!
Love it,easy to make,tastes great.Perfect size recipe for filling spice jar.Thanks
Having never made or used any type of cajun seasoning before, I was unsure of what to expect. While this was a very spicy mix, it worked well in the Jambalaya dish that I made and I have no complaints. My only recommendation would maybe be to halve the recipe. This makes A LOT - especially if you don't use this blend often.
excellent flavor. I like mine a little spicier so I added 1 jalapeno pepper and some Cajun seasoning. The only other change was cutting back on the amount of liquid. I opted for 1 box of vegetable broth (32 oz) & 2 cups of water, as well as the juice from the can of tomatoes. Over all the flavor of this recipe is pretty awesome.
Good and simple
Did the job. Thanks!
Made this to season chicken breast that was going on top of a mixed green Caesar salad. So good!
Yummy Cajun seasoning with a great spicy kick, and the plus is that this homemade version looks all exotic, wild, and colorful. Thanks for the recipe!
Do not use this version of Cajun seasoning with shrimp. I used this recipe in a “pinch” for Blackened Shrimp Strogananoff . The shrimp was inedible ...
I added a TBSP each of Garlic Powder and Onion Powder along with a smidge of homegrown dried sage. Excellent!
I used this seasoning for Jambalaya and the dish came out very good.