Homemade Cajun Seasoning Blend Recipe

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<p>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 <a href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/homemade-butter-zmaz09jjzraw” target=”_blank”>buttermilk</a> for an easy marinade.</p>

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<em>1 tbsp sea salt<br />
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper<br />
1 tbsp freshly ground white pepper<br />
1 tbsp dried oregano<br />
1 tbsp dried thyme<br />
1 tbsp dried basil<br />
1 tbsp fine raw sugar<br />
2 tbsp cayenne pepper, or to taste<br />
2 tbsp ground smoked paprika<br />
2 tbsp chili powder, or dried chilies<br />
2 tbsp</em>
<a href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/make-your-own-garlic-powder” target=”_blank”>
<em>garlic powder</em>
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2 tbsp onion powder</em>
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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.</p>
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