22 December 2008

Recipe: Cajun Spice Mix

Cajun Spice Mix

Sometimes you run out of your favorite store blend. Why not try your hand at making your own blend? Start with this basic one and start creating from there!

*** Takes about 10 minutes to make.


1/3 cup kosher salt

1/4 cup chili powder (here's where you can get inventive)

1/4 cup Hungarian paprika

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper (could choose other varieties like green peppercorns)

1 Tablespoon dried basil

1 Tablespoon dried oregano

1 Tablespoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper


Combine salt, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, basil, oregano, coriander, cayenne pepper, thyme, cumin and white pepper until well mixed.

Place the spice mix in a glass jar and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.

This can be used for blackened fish, chicken, soups, sauces, ribs, blackened steaks, blackened chicken, even blackened pastas! Wow!

Yield: about 1 1/4 cups

Note: For other recipes visit my other fun blog –
Romancing The Chocolate
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