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Cajun Seasonings

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was clean out the fridge and freezer day and I saw a big packet of shrimp that had to be used.  I couldn’t think of what to make, so I started going through my pantry looking for ideas.  I saw about a teaspoon of Cajun seasoning and thought oh my gosh, I’m almost out.  So I read the ingredients on the label and thought, huh, I have all of these ingredients in the pantry, why not make my own seasoning?  So I gathered all of my herbs and spices, mixed them up and I made my very own homemade Cajun Seasoning.

The Cajun Seasoning is mixed with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion and a little more. I do have to admit, there is a punch of heat in the seasonings. If you are not a person who likes it spicy, I would only use half of the cayenne pepper. This recipe also makes about 1 3/4 cups. Enough to get you through the summer.


Cajun Seasoning
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A spicy homemade Cajun seasoning made with paprika, cayenne pepper and other herbs and spices. Perfect on shrimp, chicken or adding onto anything that you want a little New Orleans flair and a kick of heat.
Recipe type: Seasoning / Spices
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 1¾ cups
  • ¼ cup Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cayenne (use 2 tbsp. for less spicy)
  • ¼ cup sweet paprika
  • ¼ cup garlic granules
  • ¼ cup ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp.onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. oregano, dry
  • 2 tbsp. thyme, dry
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and use a fork to break it up and mix well. Store in an airtight container in a dark place.

The Cajun Seasoning goes great on shrimp and chicken, but is also great topping on grilled corn, mixing into macaroni salad and more. Whatever you want to add a little New Orleans flair, sprinkle a little bit on it.

Besides how yummy it tastes in your recipes, it’s also all natural and made with real ingredients, no preservatives or MSG’s. Plus I think it is fun to make.

Hope you have a spicy day! 😉



P.S. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s recipe, where I use my Cajun Seasoning. It’s one I am proud of.

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