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.
- 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
- 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.