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Best Cajun Spice Blend?

scuzzo Sep 19, 2009 09:16 AM

What is your favorite Cajun spice blend? The one I was using, and loved, is no longer available.

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  1. penthouse pup RE: scuzzo Sep 19, 2009 12:37 PM

    Tony Chachere's line will probably make you happy. There's always K-Paul's, and you can
    easily enough make your own...This link will take you to a site that has plenty of choices:


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      Val RE: scuzzo Sep 19, 2009 12:43 PM

      I believe I have a jar of Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Seasoning Magic on my shelf...have used it many times to blacken fish. It IS a bit salty, I'll admit...you can certainly make your own, too!

      1. Uncle Bob RE: scuzzo Sep 19, 2009 01:42 PM

        Develop your own --- Most, if not all, of the commercial blends are primarily Salt/Salt Subsitute. -- By the time you get any seasoning on/in the dish it's so salty you can't taste it ---- Also, you don't need 20 herbs and spices as some popular mail order blends contain ---

        Have Fun & Enjoy!

        1. Will Owen RE: scuzzo Sep 19, 2009 06:10 PM

          I got addicted to the one from Watkins - only thing I ever bought there, but I'd get a bottle about every other month from Watkins booth at the Nashville flea market. Then we came out to SoCal, and I lost track of them until I was at the LA County Fair last week, and there was Watkins! "Hey, gimme some of that good ol' Cajun Spice Blend," I said. The fellow gave me just a mournful shake of the head. "They just discontinued it," he said. "Sold the last bottle this morning."

          So I guess I'll try one of those others...

          1. AreBe RE: scuzzo Sep 19, 2009 10:49 PM

            Emeril's Essence is my fave

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              FISHINC RE: scuzzo Sep 20, 2009 05:07 AM

              Prudhommes blackened redfish is the best on the market

              1. scuzzo RE: scuzzo Sep 20, 2009 10:00 AM

                I couldn't remember the brand, since my brother bought it in bulk and shared it with me...but I remember now. Sexton brand Cajun Spice Blend. It has a certain something special...to me.

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                  Becca Porter RE: scuzzo Sep 20, 2009 05:06 PM

                  Tiger Dust is awesome. I am sure it is hard to find outside of LA. Otherwise, Tony Chachere's or house made...

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                    scuzzo RE: Becca Porter Sep 20, 2009 05:16 PM

                    LA as in Los Angeles or Louisiana?

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                      Becca Porter RE: scuzzo Sep 20, 2009 05:20 PM


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                  IDavis RE: scuzzo Dec 5, 2012 10:22 PM

                  Chef Prudomme's Blackened Seasoning is the best for grilling or frying fish and chicken. Cajun's Choice Creole and Blackened Seasoning are the best all purpose seasonings.

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