A spice mix inspired by jazz and the flavours of Louisiana which will liven up any recipe. A real treat for lovers of southern music and strong flavours. It will take you to New Orleans without a visa and a plane ticket. Add freedom and diversity to your everyday life.
smoked paprika, garlic, chilli pepper, white pepper, onion, thyme, oregano
Net weight: 45 g
Cajun cuisine is both spicy and satisfying, shaped by the combination of French, African and Native American influences in Louisiana, USA. It is known for using bold spices like chilli pepper, paprika, white pepper, and garlic to add depth of flavour to dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish Etouffee. Cajun cuisine is characterised by combinations of meats, sausages and seafood, pork and all kinds of trifles. Cajun stews are multi-ingredient and often rice-based.
Seafood, especially shrimp and crawfish, is quite popular in Cajun cuisine and is used in dishes such as seafood gumbo and shrimp Creole. And of course the famous Cajun-style fried chicken, which is crispy, juicy and so flavourful. If you’re a foodie looking for something new and exciting, Cajun cuisine is definitely worth a try.
Cajun chicken wings
- 1 kg chicken wings
- 2-3 tbsp. Cajun spice mix
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 10 g baking powder
- 50 g butter
- salt and black pepper
- Dry well the chicken wings and separate lower and upper parts.
- Mix 2 tbsp. Cajun spice mix, baking powder, flour and ½ tsp. salt.
- Season the chicken wings with salt and coat generously with the above mixture.
- Arrange wings on a tray with a rack and bake in a preheated to 220°C oven for about 40-45 minutes or until fully cooked. Halfway through, turn them over.
- Optionally, melt 50 g butter and flavour it with ½ tbsp. Cajun spice mix. Toss the baked wings in the butter and let them drain on kitchen paper.
- If you wish the wings to be crispy, skip step 4 above.
- 1 cup rice
- 240 g cooked red beans
- 250 g mushrooms
- 1-2 tbsp. Cajun spice mix
- 2 peppers
- 3 celery sticks
- 1 onion
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- salt and black pepper
- green onion (optional)
- Finely chop the onion, garlic, mushrooms and peppers.
- Wash the rice well.
- Sweat the onion in 5-6 tbsp. oil, heated on medium.
- Add the chopped mushrooms and cook until their water evaporates - about 10 minutes.
- Add garlic, celery and peppers and cook until soft - about 10 minutes.
- Mix in 1 to 2 tbsp. Cajun spice mix.
- Add washed rice, cooked beans and 2 cups water. Cover and cook for 20 minutes after boiling.
- Fluff with a fork and serve with chopped green onions.