There are many Cajun seasoning blends on the market today, all with their own distinct characteristics. Most are boldly flavored and sassy and representative of Cajun cooking in general. A Cajun seasoning blend might include garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, black pepper, dry mustard, paprika, thyme, cumin and/or celery seed.
Cajun seasoning is used heavily in gumbo, jambalaya and blackened fish dishes, as well as for spicing up boiled shrimp and crawfish, French fries and sauces.
Today's Cajuns are descendents of French-Canadian settlers who had taken up residence in the Louisiana bayous, brought their own flavors to the party. Original masters of the one-pot meal, these locals created a cuisine all their own based on native herbs, game, and vegetables. Cajun cooking, a combination of French and Southern cuisines, is robust, country-style cookery that uses a dark roux and plenty of animal (usually pork) fat.
Flavor & Aroma
Composed of many different spices, Cajun spice is a complex blend of spicy, earthy, pungent, and grassy.
Cajun spice characterizes the bold flavors of Cajun cooking.