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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    Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

    No Sugar Added Slow Cooker Apple Butter (whole30 & paleo) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Slow Cooker Apple Butter has no added sugar and is my all-time favorite Fall spread. It’s Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, and is so delicious! It’s filled with in-season fresh apples and fall spices that will make you’re home smell heavenly.

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    Slow Cooker Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

    While studying for my undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst I found a serious love for apple butter thanks to frequent visits to Judie’s Restaurant. Back before I changed my diet I would enjoy the giant popovers they served slathered with the most delicious apple butter.

    It has been a while since I’ve been there, but I haven’t forgotten that apple butter and realized it was time to create a recipe of my own that wasn’t loaded with refined sugar. While I won’t be enjoying this apple butter on top of popovers anymore, rest assured there are plenty of ways to enjoy it, with this, on top of these, over these or with the biscuits in my book. But really, it’s amazing just by the spoonful.

    apple butter recipe no sugar in a jar

    There are loads of other apple butter recipes out there, some with long cooking time and some with short. I really feel like the longer and slower the cook, the more depth of flavor the apple butter has, so a 2-hour version just has never cut it for me. But aside from the prep and the finishing touches, this recipe is relatively hands-off and can even be done overnight.

    What’s in apple butter?

    Some apple butter recipes have tons of sugar. I never understand why because apples are naturally high in sugar. This version uses all the natural sweetness of apples to give it it’s flavor! Apple butter is essentially apples cooked low and slow for a long time until most of their moisture has evaporated and you are left with just the apple goodness!

    • Apples
    • No Sugar Added Apple Cider
    • Lemon Juice
    • Nutmeg
    • Vanilla extract
    • Cinnamon
    • Ground Cloves
    • Salt

    how do you know when apple butter is done

    How Do You Know When Apple Butter is Done?

    You want the apple butter to be dark in color and quite thick, thick enough that when you pick it up by the spoonful it mounds on the spoon instead of dripping off.

    Tools Needed to Make Apple Butter:

    can you freeze apple butter

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    No Sugar Crock Pot Apple Butter

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 12 hr Total Time 12:10

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Put everything in slow cooker. The cider or juice should not overpower apples. Cook on low for 10-12 hours.
    2. At 10 hours, once apples are dark, immerse hand blender or transfer to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
    3. Put lid back on slightly ajar and let cook for the remaining 2 hours. If you're in a time crunch, place into a pot on the stove over medium-low heat and let simmer until thick.
    4. Let cool, store in jars in the fridge for up to 1 week unless canning.

    Recipe Notes

    • -If not as thick as you'd like, transfer to pot and cook over medium heat until thickens (use a lid, it will splatter)
    • -Very thick and spreadable. Perfect top spread on toast, or to top your favorite oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles!
    • Make it last a year! How to can this apple butter using the Water Bath Canning Method:
      • Heat water in a large, deep saucepot equipped with a lid. If you have a canning rack or a cooling cake rack, place the rack at the bottom of your saucepan. Bring the water to a simmer (not a boil) and carefully submerge your jars along with their lids for about 5 minutes or until warm. Make sure water is inside your jars to keep them submerged.
      • Carefully remove the jars and lids from the warm water with tongs and place on a cooling rack set over a kitchen towel. Pour the apple butter into each jar using a funnel, leaving at least 1/4 inch of space at the top. Make sure there are no air bubbles in the jam and that the rim of the jar is clean before securing the lid.
      • Cover your saucepan and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Submerge the tightly closed jars in the boiling water for 10 minutes.
      • Take your saucepan off the heat and allow your jars to sit in the hot water for another 5 minutes.
      • Carefully take your jars out of the hot water and place on a paper towel. Check jar lids for seals by making sure the lids do not flex up and down when pressing the middle of the jar.
      • Store in a cool, dark place for up to one year! Once opened make sure to store in the refrigerator for up to one week!
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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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