This is one recipe that most cooks need in their repertoire, absolutely, and very seldom do I say that. But at 4-5 bucks a bottle for the pre-mixed in the store, this is a quick and cheap, better tasting version.
The base of a good Cajun spice is equal amounts of cumin, coriander and paprika.
However, I like oregano, salt and cracked pepper in mine. Always me with the tweaking.
I can’t believe I am going to say this, but this spice tastes the same as the cajun chicken burger in the cafeteria at the hospital I work at.
They make a mean, tasty Cajun chicken burger, and let me qualify that statement with the fact that it’s one of the only palatable items they have on the menu.
Excepting their fantastic greasy breakfasts, but I never work mornings, so it’s been a year or so since I’ve enjoyed those.
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
1/4-1/3 tsp oregano
Combine and you are done!
I use this for my own Cajun chicken burgers, the post on how to make those is coming soon as well.
You can add red pepper flakes for heat, onion powder/onion flakes or garlic powder. This base will take you wherever you want to go, the Cajun world is your oyster.
Mmm. Cajun oysters.
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cracked pepper
- ¼-1/3 tsp oregano
- Combine and voila!