Back to the Basics – House Seasoning

One of the most important ingredients in Cajun cooking is seasoning. However, so many people think that ready to use seasonings like Tony Chachere’s is the way to go. I disagree. Ready made Cajun or Creole seasonings are mostly salt and if you aren’t careful using them, can ruin a dish.

I like to make my own, because I can control what is in it.

Place the following in a ziploc bag, seal and shake until completely combined:

1/4 cup of salt. I prefer sea salt, but use whatever you like. 5 teaspoons of garlic powder, 5 teaspoons of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 3 teaspoons of black pepper, 4 teaspoons of chili powder and 2 teaspoons of paprika.

Keep this in a sealed container and use in the place of “salt” in your dishes.

From my table to yours,

~Dado

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