Cajun Blackened Fish

How to Make Cajun Seasoning

Want to know how to easily kick the flavor of your next dinner up a notch? We’re talking all about making your own Cajun Seasoning so you can do just that!

Bowl of cajun seasoningHow to Make Cajun Seasoning

This savory spice blend packs a little heat, a lot of flavor and is sure to liven up your next meal! This bold Cajun seasoning blend, hailing from the state of Louisiana, goes well with everything from chicken, to pork, to fish and even vegetables!

Spice blends are great to make yourself because you get to control the flavor and the level of heat. We are partial to the proportions we have given in our recipe, but feel free to adjust to your desired amount. You likely already have almost all of the ingredients in your pantry, too!

cajun spiceWhat’s In Cajun Seasoning?

  • Paprika 

  • Garlic powder 

  • Onion powder

  • Salt (can omit for a salt free blend)

  • Cayenne pepper (for less heat lower or omit)

  • Black pepper 

  • White pepper

how to make cajun seasoningHow to Use Homemade Cajun Seasoning

There are a lot of ways to use this blend! You can use it in the most obvious way to make Cajun Blackened anything. We’ve tried it out in this pasta, and bet it would be great on Popcorn or Corn on the Cob! It’s great on chicken, pork or veggies so give it a go the next time you are looking for a bold flavored meal.

Cajun spice blend on fishHow to Store Cajun Spice

Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. We often will reuse our empty store-bought spice jars for when we make our own blends. 

How long will it keep? So it’s not that spices go bad, it’s that spices lose their potency. It’s generally accepted that spices should last about a year once opened, but that’s assuming the store you are purchasing it from has a quick turnover rate and isn’t letting spices sit on the shelves for a while. If you are making this spice blend with spices that have been sitting on your shelf for a while your blend will lose its potency quicker. At the LCK test kitchen, if spices have been around for more than a year we toss and refresh with new ones.

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How to Make Cajun Seasoning

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 00:05 Yields 1/3 cup

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and stir or shake to mix it up completely.
  2. Close with a tight fitting lid and store for up to one year (see note).

Recipe Notes

  1. Spices are best kept for one year, so if you are starting with older spices it may lose its potency sooner.
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Moroccan Chicken Burgers with Special Sauce

These Moroccan Ground Chicken Burgers are packed with flavor and make for the perfect light chicken burger! You’ll love them paired with this delicious simple sauce.

Moroccan Ground Chicken BurgerMoroccan Ground Chicken Burgers Recipe

These healthy ground chicken burgers are my all-time favorite. They are light, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner. They are made with ground chicken and made special with added carrots and Moroccan flavors. And don’t forget to dress them up with all your favorite fixin’s and add that special sauce!

I love food that is Moroccan flavored, no surprise given previously published recipes such as Moroccan Chermoula Carrots, One Pan Moroccan Fish and Moroccan Eggplant. And I can’t deny my love for Moroccan food didn’t fuel my desire to travel to Morocco two years ago!

Ingredient Needed:

  • Ground chicken
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sriracha
  • Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Carrots
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne pepper

Easy chicken burger with Moroccan spices

Tips for Making Chicken Hamburgers

Making burgers from ground chicken can be a sticky situation! Mix up the ingredients with a silicone / rubber spatula to avoid getting your hands covered. Then when you are ready to form the patties make sure you have a bowl of fresh cold water near you. Having wet hands makes it easier to work with the chicken mixture!

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Moroccan Chicken Burger

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Serves 5

Ingredients

  • Moroccan Chicken Burgers
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1-inch chunk ginger, grated (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot (About 1 carrot, grated)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Optional: pinch cayenne pepper

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayo (homemade or store-bought made with avocado or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

Garnishes

Directions

  • In a large bowl combine ground chicken with all remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Form into 4 patties. If the chicken mixture is sticky, wet your hands before forming each patty.
  • Grease grill and heat to medium heat. Place burgers onto the grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through.
  • While grilling whisk together sauce ingredients.
  • Assemble burgers and serve immediately.
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    Classic Burger Seasoning

    Burger night has been taking place often around here. It’s an easy go-to meal for the summer, for sure! I like getting creative with toppings and different bun alternatives. Lettuce leaves as a bun, sweet potato buns, or grilled portobello mushroom caps (along with the obvious bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, smashed avocado toppings). Deeee-lish.

    I used to use a hamburger seasoning that I loved. When we finally moved and bought our grill, I checked out that old handy seasoning only to find the ingredients weren’t working for me anymore. Instead of listing ingredients, the end of the list said ‘and other natural flavor.’ I’d rather know exactly what’s in the spice mix I’m eating, personally.

    Classic Burger Seasoning

    Just the right amount of flavor!

    Classic Burger Seasoning

     

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    Ingredients
    1. 1 tbsp garlic powder
    2. 1 tbsp paprika
    3. 1 tbsp minced dried onion
    4. 1 tsp fine Himalyan sea salt
    5. 1 tsp ground black pepper
    6. 1 tsp onion powder
    7. 1 tsp dry mustard
    8. 1/2 tsp oregano
    9. 1/2 tsp coarse Himalayan sea salt
    Optional
    1. 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    2. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    Instructions
    1. 1. Combine ingredients in a jar
    2. 2. When preparing burger, place 1-2 tsp (depending on size of your burger) in the center and mix seasoning into the meat
    3. 3. Cook, garnish, and enjoy!
    Notes
    1. Store in air-tight container with your other spices
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