Friday, April 24, 2009

Cajun Seasoning

A while back, I posted a recipe for Shrimp Etouffee. Shrimp Etouffee is a cajun/creole dish with a lot of flavor and delicious spices blended together.

However, one of the spices requested in the dish wasn't something I had. Cajun Seasoning.

Sometimes I will just omit an ingredient in a recipe, if I don't have it, don't think we'll like it, or I don't think it's necessary. This one seemed too crucial to the shrimp recipe, and I wasn't willing to omit it.

Luckily, cajun seasoning is just a mix of other spices, so you can easily make your own and keep it in a jar or ziploc sack for future. Below is the recipe I used and liked, with one change...

The original recipe was too salty for me, so I've cut back on the salt from 3/4 cup to 1/3 cup. If you make the original version, I recommend omitting any other salt requested in the main recipe you are using the seasoning for.

Cajun Seasoning
adapted slightly from Allrecipes

1/3 cup salt
1/4 cup ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons ground white pepper
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder

Mix everything together in a jar or ziploc sack. Seal tightly and shake to mix before using.

Guten appetit!


Larky Lady said...

Thanks! I just used cajun seasoning in my quick alfredo sauce yesterday (soon to be posted) and was thinking it was way too salty! I was going to come up with my own, but you saved me some time. Thank you!

Paul Mason said...

Shrimp etouffee, a traditional La stew of shrimp or craw fish provided over grain. Thanks for sharing Cajun Seasoning