Cajun Seasoning Rub Recipe

Cajun Seasoning Rub Recipe

By:

Meathead

Cajun rub seasons meat

Lotta stuff in this rub, but hey, in Louisiana they learned to cook from the kings of complexity, the French. This is your mix for making Andouille Sausages. It can also be used as seasoning for jambalaya, gumbo, and blackened fish. As with all our rub recipes, this one has no salt. You will add salt separately. I explain why in my article on The Science Of Rubs.

Cajun Seasoning Rub Recipe


Cajun rub seasons meat
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This is a great mix for making Andouille Sausages or for using as a seasoning for jambalaya, gumbo, and blackened fish.

Course: Sauces and Condiments
Cuisine: Cajun
Difficulty: Easy

Makes:

Servings: 2.5 cups

Takes:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes
  • ½ cup American paprika
  • ¼ cup ancho powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground mace
  • ¾ teaspoon grated or ground allspice

Method

  • Put the bay leaves, peppercorns, rosemary, oregano, celery seed, caraway seed, and chili flakes into a spice grinder or clean coffee mill and pulse until finely ground. If you prefer, you can use a mortar and pestle.
  • Combine the ground mix with the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Store in a tightly sealed glass jar or shaker.

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Published On: 1/30/2018 Last Modified: 4/15/2021

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