One of the ingredients called for in the recipe is Creole seasoning. I know that can be bought at the grocery store, but I didn't have any on hand so I went looking for a homemade version. I soon found the terms Creole and Cajun were often used interchangeably. I made a feeble attempt to search for a true difference between the two, and basically came up empty. I'm sure folks from each camp can rattle off the difference, but I'm not going to try here.
I ended up mashing up recipes I found, and came up with the following concoction. Next time I might add some garlic powder, but was shockingly out this time. Even as is, I liked it very much.
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The more red pepper flakes you add, the more "ragin" this Cajun seasoning becomes!
- 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp onion powder (make your own!)
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- Mix all ingredients together in a jar. Can be stored in a cabinet for months.
- Note: You can use a spice grinder if you want everything to be the same size and consistency (ground). I didn't mind the non-ground bits.
Yield: abt 4 tbsp (or, abt 2 oz)
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