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Cajun seasoning substitute??

Discussion in 'Recipes and Tips' started by c00p, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. c00p

    c00p Senior Member Gold Member

    Ok all of you "seasoned" cheffers (ha, no pun intended!)....I'm looking for a GOOD substitute for the old Cajun seasoning because I'm wanting to cook the cajun chili cornbread skillet in my groovy 12" skillet at a show. Should I just use the Southwest and maybe add a habanero to the mixture for some more smoky heat??? Ideas please!
    Mar 28, 2009
  2. c00p

    c00p Senior Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2009
  3. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

    I use Tony Cacheres seasoning from the grocery store at home we cook cajun food alot and its what all my friends from Louisiana use I'd just substitute it and not mention it called for the cajun seasoning by PC
    Mar 29, 2009
  4. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Veteran Member Gold Member

    In one of our cookbooks (MAIN DISHES & MORE) we have a recipe for Jamaican Pork Tenderloin. Would that recipe be cajun? If so, here is the recipe for the seasoning:
    4 teaspoons chili powder; 1 tablespoon salt; 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon; 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Mix into 1 tablespoon of oil and brush on your meat, or combine with your vegetables, and roast. It is a great recipe to do in our DCB. I believe that recipe book has been retired, so if it meets your needs, let me know and
    I can post the recipe.

    I also have a Southwest Cornbread recipe which gets its flavor from the red and green peppers and the shredded cheddar cheese. It does not have a spice to give it kick.
    I have made it in our 10" skillet but it did not rise as well as when I baked it in our stoneware in the oven.
    Mar 29, 2009
  5. c00p

    c00p Senior Member Gold Member

    The Jamaican Jerk isn't really anything like the old Cajun seasoning was - but thanks for the suggestion!

    I can't find this at my local stores here in Indep., MO.

    Any other suggestions?
    Mar 30, 2009
  6. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legacy Member

    Email the test kitchens and see what they suggest.
    Mar 30, 2009
  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legacy Member Gold Member

    From Allrecipes.com: (really, if you are looking for any kind of recipe, this is the best place to turn to!)



    * 2 teaspoons salt
    * 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    * 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    * 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    * 1 teaspoon onion powder
    * 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    * 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
    * 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
    * 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


    1. Stir 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.
    Mar 30, 2009
  8. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Senior Member

    Love this website!!! It's the best!
    Mar 30, 2009
  9. c00p

    c00p Senior Member Gold Member

    Thanks Becky! I look out there a lot for recipes, but I never even thought of making my own "seasoning"!!!
    Mar 30, 2009
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