Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

grilled cajun shrimp

Cajun Spice Mix

  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ground White Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Onion Powder

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. I always make spice mixes in large quantities, because I cook more than the average¬†bear. Feel free to halve or quarter this recipe if you aren’t a slave to your kitchen like I am ūüėČ

This is good on a whole lot of foods, but will blow your mind on seafood. Grilled Cajun Shrimp anyone? Why not try it with Homemade Cocktail Sauce?

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Cajun Smothered Pork Chops

Cajun Smothered Pork Chops

4 Pork Chops 3/4″ with bone

1 cup flour

2 Tbsp onion powder

2 Tbsp garlic powder

2 tsp salt

1 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 cups milk

2-3 Tbsp butter for frying

1. Mix the spices with the flour. Dry the pork chops and coat with flour mixture. Save the remaining flour mixture for Step 3

2. Heat cast iron skillet to medium high and melt butter. Fry pork chops 3 minutes each side. Remove from pan and set aside.

3. Add 2 Tbsp of flour mixture to the pan, stir to form a paste (adding more butter if necessary). Whisk in 2 cups milk. Boil and stir until thick. Add pork chops to the simmering gravy and cook 5 minutes.

This recipe featured on Friday Food

These are excellent with mashed potatoes and a steamed vegetable. I like the hint of spiciness in the cream gravy. This method also keeps the pork chops tender. There is nothing worse than a dried out nasty pork chop ūüôā

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