A recipe for a homemade Cajun Spice Mix! Salt, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, onion powder, and pepper are blended for quite the flavorful and versatile spice mix.
I generally make my own spice mixes because 1) I can make a certain amount so I don’t have half a bottle hanging around until it passes its expiration date and 2) I can control the amount of the different spices added for my own tastes.
This Cajun Spice Mix has a combination of kosher salt, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes. I used the blend for Shrimp Étouffée, but it is also great with stews, poultry, seafood, potatoes, and pasta.
This seasoning mix is a little lower on the pepper amount compared to some other recipes to suit my personal taste. If you want to kick up the heat a notch or two, increase the amount of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes as desired.
Rub the oregano between your fingers before adding to the other spices to help bring out the flavor.
I added a tablespoon of kosher salt. If you are using a fine table salt, decrease the amount to around 2 teaspoons.
Cajun Spice Mix Recipe
Adapted from Allrecipes
Cajun Spice Mix
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.