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Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend Recipe

By Tabitha Alterman

Tags: Cajun, Creole, seasonings,

Use this homemade spice blend in Cajun and Creole recipes. You can also use it in place of salt to liven up any dish, or mix a scoop of it with olive oil or buttermilk for an easy marinade.

cayenne pepperIngredients:
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp freshly ground white pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp fine raw sugar
2 tbsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 tbsp ground smoked paprika
2 tbsp chili powder, or dried chilies
2 tbsp
 garlic powder  
2 tbsp onion powder

Combine all ingredients with a mortar and pestle or a food processor. Store in an airtight jar. The little spice jars with rubber gasket seals will keep your homemade spice blends fresh longer than jars with screw-top lids.

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