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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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... Size Options
$2.79 Resealable bag, 0.5 ounce
Cajun seasonings are perfect for bringing Bayou flavor to grilled or blackened fish and chicken, spicy fries, and more. For those cutting... Size Options
$6.71 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Cayenne pepper spice is the hottest ground red pepper we sell; at 40,000 scoville heat units, it’s extremely hot! A little bit adds a... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Aromatic and earthy, ground cumin is an essential flavor in Latin cooking, and frequently used in Indian curries and rice dishes. We... Size Options
$5.61 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.25 oz)
Very fine garlic powder has a texture like flour, releasing its flavor much more quickly than with regular granulated garlic. It clings... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Gumbo filé powder, a crucial ingredient in authentic Creole cooking, is made from the powdered leaves of the sassafras tree. When ground,... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Size Options
$3.35 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1/2 oz)
Rich and savory with a little kick of heat, this blend is essential for authentic Cajun cooking. King Creole Seasoning is wonderful in... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Granulated onion is a convenient way to add wonderful onion flavor to any dish. Sweet and pungent, onion powder is perfect in dips,... Size Options
$3.91 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
The rich forest green color of dried parsley, along with its mild, sweet flavor, makes it the ideal herb for garnishing. Shake dried... Size Options
$2.23 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. .25 oz)
Similar in flavor to green onions, scallions come from a non-bulb forming onion. Their mild flavor and hearty texture make them a... Size Options
$2.79 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. .125 oz)
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... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. .75 oz)