Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

So yesterday was fairly eventful! The Super Bowl. Of course. But also making headlines was actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic and untimely death. Such a fine actor, I always enjoyed his movies. Though he only had a supporting role in it, I think Almost Famous is my favorite movie of his. His excellent work will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.

homemade Cajun seasoning

So my theme this week is Homemade Spice Rubs! I’m sharing recipes for making your own so you can avoid buying those awful seasoning packets that are mostly sodium, and not spend extra money on the jarred spice blends. It’s so easy to make your own if you keep a well-stocked spice pantry. And of course the homemade versions are way more flavorful, and no MSG, ever!

I’ll start with Cajun seasoning. Of course any grocery store will sell a jar of this, but I’ve found all of them to be way too salty and not particularly well balanced. Time to make my own, and it was definitely easy enough.

Cajun Seasoning

So, what a boring game last night! Well, I’m sure it was great for all the Seahawk fans. But the commercials suddenly became way more interesting, right? I thought I would share the best #SuperBowl tweets I saw last night, just for a laugh. Oh, and was it just me, or did anyone else mishear the voiceover who introduced the half-time show say, “Get HIGH for the halftime show!”, instead of “Get HYPED for the halftime show!”? I seriously thought that’s what they said for a split second, and I was thinking “well, if the halftime show is going to be anything like it’s been in years past, that might not be a terrible idea…” But anyways, enjoy the tweets! And feel free to add any that you saw.

Eli Manning’s playing a better game just by watching. #SuperBowl from @RadioJJ

“It’s not about scoring, it’s about going out there and having fun.” The Denver Broncos #SuperBowl from @TheStateFarmGuy

Karl Rove asked Megyn Kelly to go down the hall and check with Fox Sports because his numbers show Denver winning the Super Bowl. from @TeaPartyCat

Weed is legal. So they still have that going for them. Which is nice. #Broncos #SuperBowl from @Do512

Do Super Bowls have mercy rules? You know, like in 8th grade girls’ soccer? from @meganromer

I haven’t seen a choke this bad since Mama Cass said “hmmm the ham sandwich looks good. Send one up.” from @BrigadierSlog

The #Broncos need to let some Doberhuahuas out on the field. #LovedtheAudiCommercial #SuperBowl from @TamraWard1

The rugby team from Alive had a more enjoyable flight home than the Broncos are going to have. from @JimNorton

See you Wednesday with more spice rubs you can easily make yourself!

Cajun seasoning

{One year ago: Black Pepper Bacon Waffles}

Source: Barbecue! Bible Sauces, Rubs and Marinades by Steven Raichlen

¼ cup kosher salt
2 tbs sweet paprika
1 tbs ground black pepper
½ tbs cayenne pepper
½ tbs dried thyme
½ tbs onion powder
½ tbs garlic powder
½ tbs gumbo file powder (optional)
1 tsp ground white pepper
½ tsp ground bay leaf

Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine thoroughly. Make sure you work out any lumps so the mixture is uniform. Transfer to a spice jar and store in a dark, cool place. Makes half a cup.

3 responses to “Homemade Cajun Seasoning

  1. Pingback: Curry Powder | The Texan New Yorker

  2. Pingback: Malt Ball Gelato | The Texan New Yorker

  3. Pingback: Shrimp and Andouille Cheddar Grits with Hot Pepper Cream Sauce #BrunchWeek | The Texan New Yorker

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *