Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

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Use Cajun Spice in side dishes or as a rub on steaks, shrimp, or fish.

In my years of baking and cooking, I have made many DIY seasonings and mixes. You can usually count on two things when you make your own: it will be less expensive and more tasty.

Making your own spices or seasoning blends requires that you have a well-stocked pantry. Below I’ve listed my top spices and herbs that I like to keep in my cabinet. Of course, you might want more or less, depending on how much you cook and your preferences. But this is a nice start for the recipes you’ll find on this site, including Cajun Spice.


  1. Cayenne/Red Pepper
  2. Celery Seed
  3. Chili Powder
  4. Curry Powder
  5. Dried Basil
  6. Dried Chives
  7. Dried Dill Leaves
  8. Dried Oregano
  9. Dried Parsley
  10. Dried Rosemary
  11. Dried Thyme Leaves
  12. Garlic Powder
  13. Garlic Salt
  14. Ground Cinnamon
  15. Ground Cloves
  16. Ground Cumin
  17. Ground Ginger
  18. Ground Nutmeg
  19. Onion Powder
  20. Onion Salt
  21. Paprika
  22. Poppy Seed
  23. Red Pepper Flakes
  24. Seasoned Salt
  25. Sesame Seed

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Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

Cajun Spice

Here's a recipe to use as a rub on steaks, shrimp, or fish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serving Size 5 tablespoons

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  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Using a funnel, pour spices into an airtight container. Store until ready to use. Makes 5 tablespoons.

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