Bearded Butchers Blend: Cajun Seasoning
After years of being disappointed with the various store bought cajun seasoning options, we decided to craft our own cajun blend using only the best, all-natural ingredients. It took some trial and error to find the ideal cajun seasoning recipes. And we were really focused on trying to get just the right balance of peppery and spicy, but the result is one of our favorite seasonings. Our Cajun seasoning blend has that distinct, born-on-the-bayou flavor you crave and it’s made out of ingredients you can feel good about. It’s gluten-free and preservative-free because we used up all the space with good stuff and didn’t have room for fillers. It's as good as homemade cajun seasoning, without going through all the trouble.
What Our Cajun Seasoning Blend Tastes Like
Cajun seasoning is a unique flavor in American cuisine. It combines white and black pepper with cayenne pepper and smoked paprika, which creates a very mild heat and just a little bite. This is a big and bold seasoning ready to take your next Louisiana-inspired meal to the next level. Our blend is upfront with the black pepper, while the smoked paprika and cayenne pepper round the flavors out and provide an intense flavor experience. This seasoning is so good, you’ll start searching for recipes including cajun seasoning just to use it.
Recipe Ideas Featuring Cajun Seasoning
Spicy Cajun Hot Wings
Oh boy, this is one of our all-time favorite ways to make wings. It's like cajun seasoning was meant to go with hot wings. These are seriously addictive, so don’t be surprised when your family eats every last one of ‘em and licks their fingers clean. Prep is simple; clean up wings and separate the drumettes and tips. Cover with our Cajun Seasoning Blend. We use a lot, and you really should try it that way. It’s hard to get too much cajun seasoning flavor on wings. A little onion powder and garlic powder will add dimension to your wings. Rub ‘em good and toss them on the grill. For a little extra heat and to get a great juicy, crackling finish, baste the wings with hot sauce a few minutes before the wings are done.
Cajun Cream Sauce
This is the perfect cream sauce to go with any Cajun-inspired meal. Really, it’s wonderful with just about everything, and it’s simple to make. Mix ½ cup of mayonnaise, two tablespoons of chili sauce (such as Sriracha), two teaspoons of brown mustard, some minced garlic, a teaspoon of horseradish, and a heaping scoop of Bearded Butcher Blend Cajun Seasonings. Mix it together and you’ll have a wonderful cajun sauce for all sorts of recipes.
Cajun Boudin Balls
This is a classic appetizer in Louisiana. Take a tour and you will see cajun boudin everywhere. Essentially, boudin is a pork sausage made with rice and cajun spices. For this recipe, use ground pork and pre-cooked long-grain rice. Mix together in a large bowl with plenty of Bearded Butchers Cajun Seasoning, a little onion, celery, and some chopped parsley. Feel free to add some chopped green peppers. Roll the mixture into golf ball-size balls. Roll the balls in flour then an egg and milk batter, then in breadcrumbs. Deep fry until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with Creole Mustard or hot sauce.
Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich
This is an easy to make and super delicious recipe. Start with peeled and deveined shrimp. Parboil until just cooked. Remove the shrimp and drain. Melt butter in a pan and add garlic. Heat until it is aromatic but don’t burn the butter. Coat the shrimp in Bearded Butchers Blend Cajun Seasoning and add to the pan. Add chopped parsley. Toss the shrimp until lightly fried. Serve on a toasted French roll with a Creole mustard or a Cajun cream sauce and sliced tomatoes.
Cajun Seasoning Blend Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie
This cajun seasoning is not fooling around in the flavor department. You really can't beat the combination of black pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika. If you are sitting on the fence trying to decide, take the plunge and pick up a bottle. You’ll find yourself using our cajun seasoning blend on all sorts of things. We know because it’s one of our all-time favorites. Pick up a bottle today or try out our Bearded Butcher Blend Seasoning Variety Pack, which includes four seasoning shakers and a bottle of BBQ sauce!