Sunday, November 17, 2013

Catch this Great Cajun seasoning!


Catch this Great Cajun seasoning!

A Cajun spice mix is . ..
Mix together salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes until evenly blended. 

Store in an airtight container.
Another cajun mix could be . . .
For a good Cajun spice take in equal amounts cumin, coriander and paprika. Also mix oregano, salt and cracked pepper.
Cajun spice, just try this one.. 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander,
1 tsp paprika, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp cracked pepper, 1/3 tsp oregano. Mix all together..
Generally recipes for this spice mix can include any of the following Paprika, Ground cumin, Salt, Garlic powder, Onion powder, Black pepper, Dried thyme, Dried oregano, Cayenne pepper, Cardamom, Caraway seeds, Dried basil, Dry mustard or Filé powder.
Now what is File powder?
A File powder is a Creole seasoning made from ground sassafras tree leaves. File powder, also called gumbo file, is a spicy herb made from the dried and ground leaves of the sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum), native to eastern North America. Choctaw Indians of the American South (Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana) were the first to use dried, ground sassafras leaves as a seasoning, what is now called file, or gumbo file, used in Creole cooking. It is used in the making of some types of gumbo, a Creole and Cajun soup/stew often served over rice; other versions of gumbo use okra or a roux as a thickener instead. Sprinkled sparingly over gumbo as a seasoning and a thickening agent, it adds a distinctive, earthy flavor and texture. File can provide thickening when okra is not in season.

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