Cumin, garlic granules, sea salt, paprika, onion granules, black pepper, oregano, rosemary, and cayenne pepper.
The word “Cajun,” a variation on “Acadian,” refers to the residents of Louisiana. When it comes to the Cajun Spice Blend, however, it’s the signature pepper medley that excites your palate and delivers the smoky warmth that typifies the Cajun taste! Balanced with the aromatics of onion and garlic and the tastes of oregano and rosemary, the Cajun Spice Blend adds delectable flavor to shrimp, fish, pork, and chicken alike!
There is a difference between Cajun and Creole food. Creole cuisine grew out of the settling of New Orleans and Louisiana by Europeans from Spain and France. The cuisine is influenced by African, Caribbean, Italy and other immigrants. Cajun recipes come through the settling of Acadians in rural southern Louisiana.
The easy way to think of the difference is that Creole recipes are city
food and Cajun dishes are country meals. Even though the origins are
different there are similarities in spices and ingredients.
Practically speaking, the two cuisines are similar enough that people
think of them as the same and they do share common ingredients and
flavors – rice, beans, crawfish, oysters, crab, shrimp, yams, chicken,
okra and the like.
Likewise, the seasonings are similar and there are as
many different recipes for Cajun Spice blends as there are Cajuns. There are so many great blends available that making your own isn’t required. Use our Cajun spice blend to add zip and interest to vegetable dishes, rice, and meats. Like Blackened Fish, Jumbalaya, Cajun Shrimp, Pulled Pork? Here you go, the key to your success!