Homemade Cajun Spice Mix for your next Mardi Gras Recipe

This homemade Cajun spice mix is the perfect addition to your next Mardis Gras recipe! I grew up in New England and the most exciting ‘ethnic’ food I remember having as a kid was pizza.  For those of you who are not familiar with New England cooking, to say it is bland is a bit of an understatement.  Don’t get me wrong….I love New England clam chowder and homemade baked beans and my mom’s pot roast.  But they aren’t making my mouth scream “WOW…spicy!”.  When I moved down to Texas after college, my taste buds went through a bit of culture shock. Suddenly I was inundated with jalapenos and shrimp covered in Cajun spice mix and it was like my mouth died and went to heaven.  If you love spicy food as much as I do, check out my Baked and Stuffed Jalapeno recipe!

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Finding a Great Mardi Gras Recipe

Want to find a new Mardis Gras recipe?  Cajun food has become one of my all time favorites in terms of flavor.  Gumbo, etouffe, crawfish, jambalaya….if you have not tasted these foods you need to buy a Cajun cookbook and hit the seafood market! Do not be intimidated by Cajun recipes…they really aren’t that hard!  Our first Cajun cookbook was Emeril Lagasse’s Louisiana Real and Rustic    and it has some good classic recipes that aren’t too horribly hard to make.  Do not be intimidated by the presence of crawfish in the recipes.  They are DELICIOUS little creatures!

 

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Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

If you are going to start making Cajun food on a regular basis or you just want to try out a new Mardi Gras recipe, you will need a Cajun spice mix.  Yes, you could buy it but many grocery stores just don’t carry it.  This homemade Cajun spice mix recipe is a good substitute that uses things you usually have around the house anyhow.  That way you don’t have to buy premade Cajun spice mix that you may never use again.  Just make up a small batch and store it in an old spice container.  And if you can’t find crawfish in your local seafood market, you can usually substitute shrimp instead.

 

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Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

Yields 1/3 cup

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

An easy homemade Cajun seasoning for your next Mardis Gras recipe!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP salt
  • 2 TBSP garlic powder
  • 2 TBSP paprika
  • 1 TBSP ground black pepper
  • 1 TBSP onion powder
  • 1 TBSP cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 TBSP dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 TBSP dried thyme
  • 1 TBSP red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until completely combined
  2. Store in a sealed container for up to one year
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Calories
177 cal
Fat
5 g
Carbs
19 g
Protein
4 g


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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician with two teens, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She has a BS in Microbiology but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging full time. She currently deals with emotional teens, suburban politics, and middle aged metabolism while sharing her opinions in an honest and down to earth fashion on her blog.

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  1. I have become a huge fan of more cajun flavors. Usually it's ordering at restaurants, but this sounds doable. Thanks for the recipe.

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