Cajun Spice

Add some heat and flavor to your daily dishes with these Cajun spice recipes, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Cajun Spice Mix

Rating: 4.76 stars
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!

Blackened Tuna

Rating: 4.61 stars
It may seem simple, but it's my favorite way to have tuna. Seared fish steaks are a Cajun tradition.
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Rating: 4.76 stars
Spicy jambalaya with chicken and andouille sausage.

Southern Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.61 stars
This recipe starts out on the stove, and ends up in the slow cooker! Add your favorite BBQ sauce and eat plain or on a bun! Great for parties.

Cajun Shrimp Orecchiette

Rating: 4.53 stars
This wonderful spicy shrimp and pasta dish is delicious, easy and elegant. Very spicy - add Cajun seasoning to suit your tastes.

Cajun Chicken

Rating: 4.52 stars
Cajun-style grilled chicken breasts for varied meals such as Caesar salad, sandwiches, and a dinner entree! Cajun Chicken can be served hot or cold.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.47 stars
Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4.73 stars
Cajun cooking is a combination of French and Southern cuisine. It is robust, country style cookery - and so is this dish! Laissez le bon temp roulez and bon appetit!

Cajun Air Fryer Salmon

Rating: 4.69 stars
Full of flavor with a hint of sweetness, this moist and delicious salmon is ready in under 10 minutes! You may want to add salt before serving if you are using an unsalted Cajun seasoning. I like to use a Misto® sprayer with my own oil, but feel free to use regular cooking spray. For best results, use center-cut fillets that are about an inch thick.

Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee

Rating: 4.49 stars
Here in Louisiana, there's nothing better than this classic during crawfish season. This recipe is easy and can be substituted with shrimp when crawfish are out of season. Even better when served with hot garlic French bread! Start cooking the rice first since this is a quick and easy dish.

Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Rating: 4.46 stars
This recipe came about from a lot of experimenting over the years. My family and friends like this version the best. Serve over cooked rice.
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The Best Meatballs You'll Ever Have

Rating: 4.43 stars
Very tasty meatballs full of spice and sauteed to perfection. I usually serve mine with spaghetti, but I've also served them with a BBQ sauce and rice on the side.

Inspiration and Ideas

Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
Pork chops with a delicious Parmesan cheese crust.
Slow-Cooked Chicken Drumsticks
Rating: Unrated
These delicious drumsticks are made in the oven and when they are done the meat falls right off the bone. Also, you can add more seasonings of your choice.

Easy Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

Rating: 4.47 stars

This dish will warm your heart on a cold day. I first had this at a friend's house in Louisiana and after a few changes, shrimp instead of chicken for instance, I came up with a recipe I think you will enjoy as much as my family does. Serve over rice with additional seasoning on the side if you like it spicier, as I do. Enjoy.