Cajun Spice Blend

Total Time
5 mins
2 mins

I was looking for Cajun seasoning for my New Year's Day black eyed peas. This is based on Julie Sahni's recipe in "Savoring Spices and Herbs" with a few alterations. Everyone loved the peas, btw. NOTES: I ground only 1/2 the herbs/spices for textural effect. I usually grind up a whole nutmeg & store in a jar so there's always an amount of fresh nutmeg on hand. "Cook" time = grate & mix time.

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  1. Combine the black peppercorns & cumin seeds in a spice/coffee grinder that is used for ONLY spices & grind until spices are coarsely ground.
  2. Add celery seeds & 1TB each basil, oregano, parsley & red pepper flakes.
  3. Pulse until ground but not powdered.
  4. Combine with remaining ingredients in a bowl & stir with a whisk until well mixed.
  5. Store in an airtight container.