Monday, September 28, 2009

Secret Cajun / Creole Spice Mix

I am sure many of you have seen Emeril Lagasse give his food a giant "BAM" while tossing in some of his Essence spice mix. After trying his, and a few others, I have refined my own personal mix that I think you'll like.

Cajun / Creole Seasoning Mix

Try this recipe for a seasoning mix with a New Orleans kick. Less salt than Emeril's with more Garlic and a touch of Cumin for a little smokiness.

Wisk all ingredients together and pour into an empty spice shaker. You can take the one used for the Onion Powder, bag the powder, and rinse and dry the container.

2 TBS Paprika
3 TBS Granulated Garlic Powder
2 TBS Cayenne Pepper
1 TBS Salt
1 TBS Black Pepper
1 TBS Onion Powder
1 TBS Thyme
1 TBS Oregano
1/2 tsp Cumin

I will be posting a "Basic Kitchen Set-up" that will tell you all of the spices and gadgets you should have. For now, you could make a trip to Big Lots to buy all of the spices needed for the Cajun / Creole mix.

Also, this could make a cool little gift. Just print up a label... "Your Name's Secret Cajun/Creole Spice".