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Creole Seasoning

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Creole Seasoning — a splendid blend of herbs and smoked spices used in Creole dishes like gumbo, red beans and rice, and jambalaya.

creole seasoning

This Creole Seasoning is excellent on Creole Butter WingsShrimp DipRed Beans and Rice, and Shrimp and Grits. It’s a wonderful blend of herbs and smoky spice used in Louisiana Creole cuisine.

What is creole cuisine?

cajun ingredients including homemade creole seasoning on a cutting board

Creole cuisine is a blend of the different cultures of Louisiana including African, Spanish, French, Caribbean, and Native American to name a few. The cuisine merges flavors and cooking methods from these various cultures in dishes like:

Creole seasoning vs Cajun seasoning

spices on a white plate

Although creole and cajun food derive from the same region and function similarly, creole spice focuses more on herbs whereas cajun spice hones in on peppers. Cajun spice blend is usually spicier than creole seasoning although creole seasoning can be spicy if desired.

Ingredients

cajun creole spices

Smoked paprika
Paprika
Garlic powder
Celery salt
Italian seasoning
Thyme
Mustard powder
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Cayenne

As previously mentioned, creole seasoning uses herbs like thyme, marjoram, and parsley. I’m using Italian seasoning in place of individual herbs as a shortcut. Italian seasoning has a blend of dried herbs commonly found in creole seasoning.

Instructions

creole seasoning blend on a plate

My most favored method for making spice blends is to process the ingredients in a grinder of some sort. Whether you use a mortar and pestle or a small blender like a Nutribullet (affil link), the process is the same. Place all of the seasoning ingredients into the machine and pulse until fine.

How to use and store

creole seasoning on a measuring spoon

This recipe makes approximately 15 teaspoons of creole seasoning. It’s can be used in the amount prescribed in any recipe. Store in an airtight jar with lid (affil link) in the pantry with other spices.

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creole seasoning on a measuring spoon
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Creole Seasoning

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Creole Seasoning — a splendid blend of herbs and smoked spices used in Creole dishes like gumbo, red beans and rice, and jambalaya.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

Instructions

  • Place all of the creole seasoning spice ingredients into a spice grinder and pulse until fine. Otherwise, mix the spices together in a jar and use it as is.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Spices
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Southern
Keyword: creole, seasoning
Servings: 15 teaspoons
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Ty

One Comment

  1. As a Creole from Louisiana and decendant of the french settlers of Louisiana…I would have to say that lots of Cajun people don’t like the use of pepper.I grew up with both and love my culture.. I think it’s more about where you live and what you are exposed to.Cajuns down the bayou in Cutoff would never use red pepper….however the Cajuns in Vacherie would..but the Cajun and creoles in Vacherie share the same cooking styles hence the use of red cayenne pepper..and tabasco

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