This flavorful Cajun Seasoning recipe is made with red pepper flakes, onions, garlic powder and herbs. It is great with chicken, fish, shrimp and more.
Greetings from Brazil!! My husband, my baby and I arrived at my family’s hometown in the Northeast of Brazil called Salvador last Tuesday and since I was months without being with my family I took these days off to spend time with them. That’s why I didn’t post any recipe on this blog last week.
These past days have been great!! Nothing is better than spending time with people that we love. I am really happy and relaxed here. My father and my sister didn’t meet Thomas when he was born. So, last Tuesday was the first time they were with him. When I saw them from the arrival doors at the airport my eyes filled with tears and theirs too. They soon hugged Thomas and couldn’t stop to kiss him. It was a beautiful moment. I thought Thomas was going to cry when everybody was on top of him, but to my surprise Thomas was smiling to everyone.
That was the first time I traveled by airplane with my 4 month old baby boy and to be honest I thought it was going to be harder that it was. Of course it wasn’t very difficult because my husband Pierre was with me, and he really helped. Thomas slept about 6.5 hours in the plane (the flight Toronto – São Paulo is 9 hours) and the other two hours and a half we were playing with him. I have to say that I was a little worried because I thought Thomas was going to be irritated and fussy for being so long in the plane, but he was fine. Like everybody told me it is easier to travel with a baby than with a toddler since babies are less mobile, unlike toddlers who like to be in constant motion and don’t like to be sitting for long periods of time. I was planning to breastfeed him during the takeoff and landing to avoid the air pressure in his ears, but he was sleeping during these two moments and he was totally fine. Now that I know that Thomas isn’t bothered by the plane I will be travel more with him.
Now that I am all set here I am ready to be back posting delicious recipes for you. And talking about awesome recipes, I brought to you today this easy and quick to make Cajun Seasoning, which is a great way to bring more flavor to your chicken, fish and shrimp meals. I know you can buy your Cajun seasoning at any food store, but if you have lots of spices and herbs in your pantry, why not to make it yourself, right? To make my life in the kitchen easier I like to prepare ahead of time my mix of spices and have it on hand when I need it. It is healthier and you will add only ingredients you like and trust, avoiding processed fillers for instance.
So, for this recipe I added garlic powder, paprika, ground black pepper, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, dried thyme, red pepper flakes and I kept it in a small mason jar (affiliate link) in my pantry. But you can keep it in a plastic container with a lid to increase longevity too. Since, I used red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper this Cajun seasoning is HOT. However, if you aren’t a big fan of hot flavors, you just need to omit these type of hot peppers or reduce the amount. Hope you enjoy it!
Cajun Seasoning Recipe
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Mix all the ingredients together until combine well. Store in a glass or plastic container with a lid.
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