AmazingRibs.com is supported by our Pitmaster Club. Also, when you buy with links on our site we may earn a finder’s fee. Click to see how we test and review products.

Cajun Seasoning Rub Recipe

Share on:
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. 

Since there is no salt in this recipe, (click here to read why our rub recipes do not have salt), salting the meat first is a must. This process is called dry brining. Salt will penetrate deep into meat so you should get it on in advance, perhaps overnight. The rest of the spices and herbs cannot penetrate very deep, so the rub can go on anytime, even just before you start cooking. The general rule of thumb is 1/2 teaspoon Morton Coarse Kosher Salt per pound (453.6 grams) of meat (don’t include bone, and ribs are about half bone).

Cajun Seasoning Rub Recipe


Cajun rub seasons meat
Tried this recipe?Tell others what you thought of it and give it a star rating below.
3.97 from 61 votes
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

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
Notes:
About the salt. Remember, Morton's coarse kosher salt is half the concentration of table salt so if you use table salt, use half as much. Click here to read more about salt and how it works.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

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.

Related articles

Published On: 1/30/2018 Last Modified: 10/21/2021

Share on:
  • Meathead - Founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, Meathead is known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

 

High quality websites are expensive to run. If you help us, we’ll pay you back bigtime with an ad-free experience and a lot of freebies!

Millions come to AmazingRibs.com every month for high quality tested recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, product reviews, and inspiration. But it is expensive to run a website with more than 2,000 pages and we don’t have a big corporate partner to subsidize us.

Our most important source of sustenance is people who join our Pitmaster Club. But please don’t think of it as a donation. Members get MANY great benefits. We block all third-party ads, we give members free ebooks, magazines, interviews, webinars, more recipes, a monthly sweepstakes with prizes worth up to $2,000, discounts on products, and best of all a community of like-minded cooks free of flame wars. Click below to see all the benefits, take a free 30 day trial, and help keep this site alive.


Post comments and questions below

grouchy?

1) Please try the search box at the top of every page before you ask for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can’t help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

5) Posts with links in them may not appear immediately.

Moderators

  Max

Click for comments...

Spotlight

These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.


Amp Up Your Outdoor Cooking Game By Joining The Pitmaster Club

AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club
Now the largest membership-based BBQ and grilling community in the world, the Pitmaster Club is sure to step up your outdoor cooking game. Experience the countless benefits — from monthly giveaways, to free products, to exclusive content, and more– by signing up for a 30-day free trial below! Get a free 30-day trial here.


The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

kamado grill
Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado. Click here for our article on this exciting cooker.


BBQ And Grilling Gifts For Every Occasion


Looking for the perfect gift for the BBQ and grilling enthusiasts in your life? Here’s our suggestion for platinum and gold medal-winning products at a variety of price points. Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts.


A Propane Smoker That Performs Under Pressure

The Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’. Click here to read our detailed review.