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How to make your own Kickin' Cajun Spice.

Updated on October 4, 2017
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Don and his wife love to cook. They enjoy new and different recipes and experimenting with interesting new combinations of ingredients.

Kicked Up Cajun Spice Recipe

Cajun Flavors

Many people love Cajun flavors and foods and I am definitely one of those people who often enjoys a little heat in my foods.

For many people, one of the reasons for the popularity of Cajun style foods is the amazing combination of spices and flavors that attack your taste buds when you put them in your mouth.

But there are some who only occasionally prepare a tasty Cajun dish at home. For these people, I recommend that you just go out and buy a small jar of a quality Cajun Spice blend at your locl supermarket and use it to kick up your dish.

You will se that here are so many Cajun Spice blends available out there on the market, just selecting one can be a task. In fact, there are so many that I could write an article just listing the better ones for most people to use. And honestly, you would probably be happy with most of them.

But, if you are someone who really loves to keep a variety of your favorite spices in your pantry to cook with, keep reading. And if you typically keep several jars of specialty Spice blends, ready for you to used, then I recommend that you use this recipe as a base for developing your own Specialty Cajun Spice for your cooking adventures.

This recipe is really just a basic combination of spice that you can use like it is, or that you can customize to your own tastes with a little experimentation and then keep it in your pantry and use it as your own specialty blend

Or, for the occasional cook, you can just combine these ingredients in a small quantity and have enough for your one spicy dish. You can, of course, do this each time that you cook your Cajun themed dishes.

Also, please realize that this is my recipe and it reflects what my taste buds love, as a quick combination of spices.

If the combination isn’t quite what you might like, just tweak the ingredients. Then you can brag to your friends about “your personal recipe” for a great Cajun Spice.

Homemade Cajun Spice Blend

Cajun Spice Blend
Cajun Spice Blend | Source

Preparation Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: almost 1/8 cup of the blend

Ingredients for Cajun Spice

  • 1 tbs. Powdered Garlic
  • 1 tbs. Powdered Onion
  • 1 tsp. Ground Red Pepper, fine grind
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, fine grain

Instructions for a Simple Cajun Spice Blend

  1. You must combine the ingredients together well for the best flavor.
  2. If you have one, pour the combined ingredients into Mortar and Pestle, and spend a few minutes grinding away at the mixture. This really helps get the flavors combined together.
  3. Once blended well, either use your Cajun Spice, or place it into a sealed container to preserve the flavors until the Spice is needed.

CAJUN SPICE Notes for the Chef

How to make your own Cajun Spice

NOTE: First of all, if you are making this Cajun Spice recipe to keep around for future use, be sure to have a jar with a top that seals the mixture well.

As you can see this recipe has no other chemicals in it and it specifically does not contain any “anti-clotting” chemicals either, so it must be kept dry.

NOTE: I have a friend that actually buys “his secret ingredients” and jars them with a personal label on the jar, and gives them out as Christmas presents.

This is a great idea, and if you have several of these “personal recipes” you can make a very nice gift basket for your friends. If you do this, I recommend my Green Pepper Jelly recipe as another one you might use.

NOTE: If you decide to evolve your own recipe that reflects your personal taste, remember that there are a lot of natural herbs out there that you can use that will make your blend unique. Try such Herbs as; Rosemary, Cilantro, Thyme, Sage, and many others, each of which will provide their own special flavors.

But, remember, when working in the world of aromatic and flavorful herbs, less means more. A good chef would never use so much of an herb that it had an over-riding affect on your original blends intent which is a good spicy and flavorful CAJUN SPICE.

Nutrition Information not available for such a small blend

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 0 grams
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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© 2011 Don Bobbitt


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      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      This is a very useful hub to me because anyone that likes spicy foods and better than buying some mass produced but likely watered down stuff. I will be using this often. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Don, you are most welcome, bro. And I am sure that I will and good luck on the new book. Im sure that you will do fine. No worries. Peace. Kenneth

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      Don Bobbitt 6 years ago from Ruskin Florida

      Thanks for the great comment, Kenneth. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and BTW, I am working on another book. Have a good day!

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      Don Bobbitt 6 years ago from Ruskin Florida

      Thanks Paul, I hope you like it.

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      paulgc 6 years ago

      Wow, excellent article/menu. I'm going to share this with my girlfriend on her facebook so hopefully she will make it for me as she likes to cook etc.voted up and useful.

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      Don Bobbitt 6 years ago from Ruskin Florida

      Thanks Cloverleaf, but I do suggest that you "tweak" it to make it your own.

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Don, this IS a great Christmas gift idea - well done, you! I haven't tried making spice blends at home before, but I could certainly give this a try. Have a great day :-)

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      Don Bobbitt 6 years ago from Ruskin Florida

      Yeah, once you remove the mystery from something like a spice blend, I find that I make my own and use it more often. Glad you like it!

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      Andrew 6 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      Never thought about making my own spices, I normally just got the premade bottles from the store. Sounds yummy though.