Cajun Seasoning

New Orleans was home to Sabrina for eight years and Cajun cuisine remains one of her favourites. Cajun Seasoning will bring roundness and full flavour to your cooking. We like to use it as an all purpose seasoning.

You can buy Cajun seasoning ready made from any decent supermarket, however, it is very easy to create your own, store in an air tight container, and use it on vegetables, fish or chicken to create your own Cajun masterpiece, ideal for dinner parties, or just to add some flavour to leftovers!

Spices are often used in hot climates to preserve meat or fish, but they are becomin very common place now, and on every good restaurant menu.

For a more intense flavour, leave your meat or fish overnight so that the flavour can soak into the dish.

However you decide to use your Cajun spices, enjoy the taste, and you really will be doing your body a favour, see our blog on spices!

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Energy50 cal
  • Total Cost£3
  • Cost per Serving£1.50
  • Cuisine
    • New Orleans
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Diabetic
    • Low Fat
    • Low Salt

Ingredients

  • 75 g sweet paprika
  • 50 g black pepper
  • 30 g salt
  • 20 g garlic granules
  • 20 g dried thyme
  • 20 g dried basil
  • 15 g dried oregano
  • 15 g onion granules or powder
  • 15 g cayenne pepper

Method

1

Mix all the ingredients in an airtight glass container and store in dark place for up to three months. Paprika is light sensitive and will fade in colour if not kept in drawer of cupboard

Notes: Use as much or as little cayenne pepper as your taste dictates. This recipe has relatively smaller amount of salt as compared to most traditional cajun seasonings. Sabrina personally likes to add the salt if needed as she cooks.

Seasoning meats, fish and seafood with this gorgeous blend. Sprinkle over vegetables tossed in olive oil and bake. Use this Cajun Seasoning to make a traditional New Orleans Gumbo or Jambalaya.

When using this spice mix or any spices taste as you cook and add more as needed. Start with a small amount and build up to the flavour which you like.

Replace your bland salt and pepper seasoning with the punchy spice mix to transform any dish you are cooking.