Homemade seasoning blends are the best because you can customize them to your own taste and leave out all the additives! This Cajun Seasoning is perfect for chicken, fish, veggies and more and can be made up in advance and stored for several months.
What is Cajun Seasoning?
You know that unique flavor that you find while dining on the local cuisine in Louisiana? That’s Cajun Seasoning! Generally speaking, it’s a savory blend of garlic, peppers, and paprika (which gives it the rusty red color). Most people change theirs up to make it “special.”
You’ll find this recipe to be a more traditional flavor blend. Having said that, although they are similar, this Cajun Seasoning blend is different from old bay seasoning.
Can I make my Cajun Blend hotter? Sure! You can increase the spice level by adding additional cayenne pepper to your mix.
Can I make substitutions? You bet! Using an herb and garlic seasoning blend in this recipe cuts down on the number of spices you’ll need and adds great flavor to your blend.
Is there a way to cut the sodium? Absolutely! You can reduce the salt if you’re watching your sodium consumption.
How do I use this blend in a recipe? Just give your jar a good shake before using to ensure none of the spices have settled.
How do I store Cajun Seasoning? Store your seasoning blend in an airtight container for a couple of months. Make sure to store it in a cool, dry location so you spices don’t start to clump together.
What should I season with Cajun Seasoning blend? I like to use this Cajun Seasoning blend on all kinds of meats: chicken, fish, shrimp, or whatever your heart desires!
How much seasoning do I use when preparing meat? I typically use 2 tablespoons per pound of meat. Of course, you can adjust that amount of seasoning to suit your taste.
- Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container
Use 2 tablespoons per pound of meat
Store in an airtight container for a couple of months
Store in a cool dry location so you spices don’t start to clump together
Shake well before using to ensure none of the spices have settled