Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe Mix

Chef Cindy Mooney , On February 5, 2023


Cajun Seasoning Recipe Overview

You can find this spice mix with origins in Louisiana everywhere these days. But in a pinch, you probably have the basic components in your pantry. Cajun seasoning hails from Acadian immigrants, people with French roots via the Eastern Maritime Canadian provinces, who integrated their style of cooking with other ethnic groups in Louisianna after fleeing there in the mid-18th century during the French and Indian War, which saw their people at odds with the British. Cajun seasoning and Cajun cooking boasts African American, Caribbean and Creole influence, which create a punch of flavors in iconic dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya.

Cajun Seasoning Recipe Tools Needed

  • Measuring cups

  • Mixing bowl

  • Storage container

Cajun Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

  • Kosher Salt – 1/2 Cup

  • Black Pepper Cracked – 1 tbsp

  • Garlic Granulated – 1tbsp

  • Chili flakes – 1/2 tbsp

  • Oregano – 1/2 tbsp

  • Cayenne pepper – 1 tbsp

Preparing this Cajun Seasoning Recipe

  1. Add all the spices listed above to a bowl and mix together to create the Cajun seasoning mix.

  2. Store in an air-tight container and use for a steak recipe like a ribeye steak or a New Orleans style cajun shrimp recipe.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.