Creole Seasoning recipe makes a great dry rub, marinade, or when you’re looking for that little extra “kick in the pants” flavor.
Creole Seasoning is a deeply flavorful blend of herbs and spices that add a spicy savory flavor to anything you use it on or in. It makes a great dry rub, marinade, or perfect for soups or stews.
I’m not going to even pretend that I have any southern roots or claim to have any authentic Cajun or Creole recipes. What I do have is a powerful craving for the food we enjoyed while visiting New Orleans and the surrounding areas and trying to replicate it.
I was recently working on my recipe for Jambalaya and while it was amazing I knew it could be better with my own blend of spices.
What’s the difference between Cajun vs Creole and their seasoning?
There is so much information regarding the differences between Cajun and Creole. I found some great information on LouisianaTravel.com.
Cajun and Creole describe two separate cultures of people. Their ancestors have different roots and their cooking differed because of the access to ingredients that their families had.
Cajun seasoning relies more on peppers and spice while Creole seasoning use more herbs. There are some crossovers but it’s said to truly know the difference is to know the people.
When I put my mix together I used the best of both cultures. Some great herbs and spices. It could be called a Cajun-Creole Spice Blend but this recipe is adapted from Allrecipes and I didn’t want to misrepresent that.
I really have a problem buying a $4.00 jar of mystery spices. I want to know what’s in my spice blends, control the sodium and heat, and know that it’s not loaded with preservatives. Blending your own does all of that!
Some of my favorite seasonings blend recipes.
- Homemade Blackened Seasoning – This is perfect on grilled fish or pork.
- Taco Seasoning Recipe – I can make up the perfect taco, chicken salad or tortilla soup using this blend.
- Julie’s Spice Rub Blend – We slather this on a rack of ribs or chops and use it as a marinade or dry rub.
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- Spice jars – I keep these on hand for when I mix my own spices, cookie sprinkles or even paper clips in my office!
- Spice Organizer – I use this one personally. Round or square spice jars fit. You can see mine here.
If you LOVE this recipe please comment and leave me 5 stars! Here are a few more recipes that get my toes tapping!
- Slow Cooker Cajun Jambalaya Recipe – Hostess At Heart
- Creole Beef and Rice Bowls – Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Cajun Popcorn Shrimp – Life’s Ambrosia
- Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Spinach & Pepper Jack Cheese – 4 Son’s ‘R’ Us
Creole Spice Blend
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 5 tbsp paprika I used smoked. Any will work
- 2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 3 tbsp salt Kosher
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp white pepper
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- Combine all of the ingredients together. Store cool area in air-tight containers
Do you have Cajun or Creole roots? What is your favorite Creole food or Cajun food recipe? PLEASE share. You are my inspiration!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for spending some time with me today!