Cajun Spice

  • 4 tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp. White Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sweet Basil
  • 1/2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Make sure to use well dried Sweet Basil and Oregano so it can be ground to a very fine powder using whatever method works best for you. I had to hunt a bit but I found a teaspoon and a tablespoon that had a good fit for grinding and that seems to work quite well. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and pour into a shaker to be used as desired.
Sprinkle as liberally as you dare on chicken, steaks, hamburgers, on spaghetti to add some heat if the sauce is not hot enough, or anywhere else your imagination might lead you... It can be used on top of your regular barbecue sauce to add some real fire.

CAUTION... It is HOT! If you have not had "cajun" before, start lightly until you determine exactly how hot you like it and have someone standing by with a fire extinguisher!