One of my favorite things to make is seasoning. It’s a great way to add a little flair of flavor to any dish you from chicken, beef, vegetables and even dips and spreads. One of my favorite seasonings is Cajun flavor. It takes me back to the time I was in New Orleans and when I want a little Southern flavor I add a pinch of Cajun Seasoning to my dish.
The Cajun seasoning is made with basic pantry items and it’s a great recipe to make when you are cleaning out the pantry. The seasoning has a little bit of a smokey flavor with a pinch of heat. Most Cajun Seasonings have salt in it. I use salt for flavoring just about everything, so I skipped it in this recipe. Plus if you want a big punch of flavor without it being to salty, this is the perfect recipe. One thing about salt you can add more to a recipe, but if you have too much, you can’t take it away. That is why I went for unsalted version.
I use this seasoning on chicken, vegetables, baked potato and even in hummus. It’s very versatile. it’s make with simple ingredients such as onion powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, chili powder and a few more ingredients. I added all of my ingredients to a bowl, then to make it more smooth and break down the chili flakes and bay leaf, I put it in a mini food processor and processed until it was all combined and broken down. It smells so good too!
- 4 tbsp. onion powder
- 4 tbsp. ground sweet paprika
- 3 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp.. cayenne pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- Add all ingredients to a bowl. Place into a mini food processor and process until herbs are broke down and as smooth constancy.
- Store in an airtight container in a dark place.
This recipe makes one cup of seasoning and is perfect for gift giving. Just add to a little mason jar, label it and put a ribbon it.
Have a wonderful week!