Contains: Nightshades. Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.
All recipe credit belongs to Immaculate Bites (photos and commentary are mine): Afro-Caribbean Recipes Made Easy. I love the discussion there about Creole and Cajun seasonings, too. Apparently Creole is just a bit more complex than simply Cajun. Fine by me, gonna make this!
This is a two-part recipe. This seasoning will be quickly followed today by a slow cooked pork belly with veggies meal, wherein we will definitely use this seasoning. But this should be versatile to use for most any Creole or Cajun purposes.
Prep Time: Depends on how fast you find and assemble the spices, but not long.
Cook Time: No cooking.
Rest Time: Not needed, but should store nicely if kept cool, tightly sealed, and dark enough.
Serves: Dunno…. depends what you use it on.
Leftovers: I certainly hope so!!!
- 6 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 3 tablespoons onion powder
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1.5 tablespoons black pepper
- 1.5 tablespoons white pepper
- 1.5 tablespoons oregano
- 1.5 tablespoons dried thyme
- 1.5 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley (I used mine dried from the 2018 garden)
- 0.5 tablespoon cayenne pepper (adjust to suit taste buds – and add any extra when using, depending on the dish you are making).
Just mix it all together. No salt at this stage, add it when you are cooking whatever you are cooking, as your needs for that will vary upon the recipe. Also, if you want more cayenne, add that in at the recipe time, too time, too.
Keep in a tightly sealed jar until use, out of direct sun.
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