Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe

Take your taste buds on a trip to the captivating world of Louisiana with this exquisite homemade Creole seasoning recipe. To embark on this culinary adventure, let's delve into the fascinating history that laid the foundation for this iconic spice blend. Cajun cuisine is a vibrant tapestry of flavors and techniques, rooted in the traditions of the Acadian people. Originating from French settlers who were expelled from Canada in the 18th century, Cajuns brought with them their love for hearty and robust dishes. Over the years, their culinary heritage intermingled with African, Spanish, and Native American influences, giving birth to a distinct fusion of flavors that make up Cajun cuisine, and by proxy, Creole cuisine as well.

According to food Blogger Ksenia Prints of At the Immigrant's Table, Creole seasoning is a cornerstone blend of both Cajun and Creole cuisine. It embodies the essence of New Orleans, offering a harmonious balance that elevates any dish it graces. Embrace the history and savor the legacy of both Cajun and Creole cooking as you create your batch of this sensational homemade Creole seasoning. Use it in your favorite Cajun recipes, or with any pasta, chicken or shellfish recipe that could use a pick-me-up.

Gather the ingredients for Creole seasoning

The Creole seasoning combines a harmonious blend of paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cayenne pepper, black pepper, white pepper, and salt. 

What makes this blend unique: Various peppers

Embracing a symphony of flavors, Creole seasoning combines four different types of pepper in Creole seasoning: paprika, cayenne pepper, black peppercorns and white peppercorns. Each pepper brings its distinct characteristics to the table, contributing layers of complexity and a delightful kick to your dishes. The ground cayenne pepper infuses a fiery intensity, while the black pepper adds a pungent and earthy note. The white pepper, with its slightly milder heat, provides a nuanced and aromatic touch. Ground paprika gives the blend a beautiful red hue and a mellow, slightly smoky aroma.

By incorporating these different peppers, the Creole seasoning creates a dynamic and well-rounded flavor profile that elevates your culinary creations to new heights, making each bite an exploration of taste sensations.

Mix the spices in a jar

To craft your enticing Creole seasoning, all you need to do is simply combine this medley of flavors in a jar. Add the paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, white pepper, and black pepper and mix to combine. Then, add just a pinch of salt to amp up all of those flavors.

Once you mix all these ingredients in a bowl and then transfer them to a jar, you are ready to elevate your culinary creations and capture the essence of Louisiana's vibrant cuisine.

Use this Creole seasoning blend in your favorite recipes

With just a few ingredients and one simple step, your very own blend of Creole spices is ready to use! We love using this blend with Cajun chicken pasta, on the barbecue with a Cajun chicken sandwich, or in a healthy Cajun chicken salad. You can also go rogue and sprinkle it on any chicken or shellfish recipe you fancy, for a unique kick and depth of flavor.

To preserve the freshness of any remaining Creole seasoning, store it in an airtight jar or container, away from direct heat sources, such as the stove. Choose a dark and cool place, as exposure to light and heat can degrade the quality of spices.

Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe
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This homemade Creole seasoning blend features paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and much more.
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creole seasoning in jar with spices
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all of the spices together in a small bowl or jar.
  2. Use the spice blend as desired. Store the seasoning in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
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