Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


-Justin Wilson, Cajun chef

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If you wish to make your own spice for your Cajun recipes, this one is good because it also gives you control over the amount of salt added. Many of the Cajun spice blends that you can purchase have 2 and 3 times the amount of sodium as this recipe. Salt does add a lot to many Cajun recipes and that's why I have used a little more in this blend. You can use less if you are on a low-sodium diet. Try this with Scrambled Eggs or with the Shrimp Etouffee.



Cajun Spice

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 teaspoon spice

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

Keeps well in a spice jar.

2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves

Combine the paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme and oregano in a small bowl. Mix together until well blended.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 tsp. spice

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 5 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 582mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 39 mg
Magnesium 3 mg