Large cooked crayfish with dill

Cajun

Cajun cooking comes from the native French-speaking Acadian decendents inhabiting Louisiana and parts of other Southern states. The “holy trinity” of bell peppers, onion and celery form the base of most dishes. Parsley, bay leaves, and scallions are commonly used, as well as garlic and cayenne pepper. Cajun cuisine as a whole has been called “more Mediterranean than North American”. This cuisine also borrows from African and Native American styles of cookery. Gumbo takes its name from the West African and Caribbean name for okra, which is often a main ingredient of these dishes. File, or powdered sassafrass leaves, was used by the Choctaw Indians before Cajuns began cooking. Cajun food, despite its reputation, is not necessarily spicy hot. Cajun spice blends are often richly flavored without heat, although some cajun spices will certainly burn you! We carry a standard Cajun Seasoning in both regular, which has a pleasant moderate heat, and Extra Hot for folks who like the burn. For ways to use our cajun spices and blends, check out our Cajun recipes section.

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Cajun seasonings are perfect for bringing Bayou flavor to grilled or blackened fish and chicken, spicy fries, and more. For those cutting... Learn More
$6.71 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Cayenne pepper is the hottest ground red pepper we sell; at 40,000 scoville heat units, it’s extremely hot! A little bit adds a fiery... Learn More
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
French Select Thyme has a fresh, smooth aroma and lovely deep green color, and is a nice herb for everyday cooking. With a softer leaf... Learn More
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Very fine garlic powder has a texture like flour, releasing its flavor much more quickly than with regular granulated garlic. It clings... Learn More
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Granulated onion is a convenient way to add wonderful onion flavor to any dish. Sweet and pungent, onion powder is perfect in dips,... Learn More
$3.91 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Gumbo filé powder, a crucial ingredient in authentic Creole cooking, is made from the powdered leaves of the sassafras tree. When ground,... Learn More
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Aromatic and earthy, ground cumin is an essential flavor in Latin cooking, and frequently used in Indian curries and rice dishes. We... Learn More
$5.03 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Learn More
$3.35 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Rich and savory with a little kick of heat, this blend is essential for authentic Cajun cooking. King Creole Seasoning is wonderful in... Learn More
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
The rich forest green color of dried parsley, along with its mild, sweet flavor, makes it the ideal herb for garnishing. Shake dried... Learn More
$2.23 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
Similar in flavor to green onions, scallions come from a non-bulb forming onion. Their mild flavor and hearty texture make them a... Learn More
$2.79 Glass jar, 1/2 cup
These leaves have a far more mild flavor and complex flavor than that of domestic bay, and add a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Just... Learn More
$2.79 Resealable bag, 0.5 ounce