Monday, February 18, 2013

Spice of Life: Salt-free Cajun spice blend

Did you know that making your own spice blend can be a simple trip to your spice drawer? No need to run to the store, and no need to mess around with too much salt or strange fillers or preservatives. Another added benefit? You get to make the spice blend just how you want it to be - you're the boss! Love garlic? Add more! Don't like too much heat? Cut back on the cayenne pepper.

I am planning to make jambalaya soon and so was looking up recipes for Cajun spice. This is a blend of several recipes and I nixed the salt. I am also going to try this on scrambled eggs and baked fish. Stay tuned!

Note: this blend has my parents breathing fire...their heat tolerance isn't all that high. If you don't like your dishes too spicy, cut back on the cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper. 

Salt-free Cajun spice blend

  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
Mix everything together and get cooking!

Note: This would make a great gift! Put this in a cute (recycled) bottle, label it and spread the love!

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