Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning Blend

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Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning Blend

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I've been tinkering with a cajun/creole recipe blend the past couple years and wanted to share it. An issue I have with store bought blends are they're either too spicy or too salty. So I came up with this blend which is on the savory side and allows me modify the spice or salt level depending on what I'm cooking or who I'm cooking for. This is great for blackening fish and I also use it as a base for shrimp/crawfish boils.

Admittedly, there's quite a few ingredients and some specialty things here, but it's mighty tasty.

6 T of Kosher Salt
3 T of Course Black Pepper
2 T of Ground White Pepper
4 T of Celery Seed
4 T of Dried Bell Pepper (ground)
3 T of Onion Powder
3 T of Garlic Powder
2 T of Dried Oregano
2 T of Dried Basil
2 T of Dried Thyme
3 T of Cayenne Pepper
3 T of Hungarian Paprika
3 T of Spanish Paprika

Yields 2.5 cups
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Re: Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning Blend

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Let me know what time to be there! :D

Sounds like a great blend.
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makes you lick redfish ribs just like they're pork ribs

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Nice looks really good! Thanks for sharing. Back in my BBQ cook-off days I made all my own rubs. Many HEB's have a bulk spice section where most of these ingredients can be found.

Couple of questions. Are you using whole celery seed or ground celery seed? Are you ordering the dried bell pepper or have you found a local source?
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SWFinatic wrote:Nice looks really good! Thanks for sharing. Back in my BBQ cook-off days I made all my own rubs. Many HEB's have a bulk spice section where most of these ingredients can be found.

Couple of questions. Are you using whole celery seed or ground celery seed? Are you ordering the dried bell pepper or have you found a local source?
I use whole celery seed, it's small enough not to worry about grinding it down; imo.

I bought dried/dehydrated bell pepper on Amazon and grind it down every time I make a fresh batch.

I make my own chili powder and dry rub as well (for pork and poultry; beef just needs salt & pepper)
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Gotcha. Homemade chili powder has so much more flavor than store bought. I was doing it for a while but it takes me a long time to make it.
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