Astros Cajun Spice Mix

We love Cajun food and try to make it as authentic as we can. A Cajun seasoning mix is used in many Cajun recipes. It is basically salt with a variety of spices.

Method

Add all the seasoning, except salt, in a blender.
Cover and blend to a fine consistency.
Don't breathe the dust, unless like Molly you want to enter into a sneezing frenzy!
Mix the blended spices with the salt until you achieve a uniform colour.
Use as you would salt. Place the spice mix in a glass jar and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dark place up to 3 months.

Ingredients

You Will Need

Cumin Seeds. Lightly Crushed 1 tablespoon
Ground Bay Leaf 1 tablespoon
Basil. Dried 1 tablespoon
Thyme. Dried 1 tablespoon
Onion Powder/granules 3 tablespoons
Garlic Powder/granules 3 tablespoons
Paprika (we Like To Use A Sweet Hungarian Paprika) 1 tablespoon
Black Pepper 3 tablespoons
Chilli Powder 3 tablespoons
Sea Salt 3 cups
Cayenne Pepper 5 tablespoons
Oregano. I Like To Use The Greek Or Italian Dried Oregano 1 tablespoon

Hints 'n' Tips

There are many commercial seasoning mixes on the market some of our favourites are from the kitchens of Paul Prudhomme but they can be difficult to find in the UK. Another excellent seasoning mix is Zatarain's Seasoning again difficult to obtain here in the UK.

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