Cajun-Style Snack Mix

Cajun-Style Snack Mix


2 cups oyster crackers

2 cups cheese crackers

2 cups cheese curls

1 cup wheat squares cereal

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)


Mix all ingredients except butter. Stir in melted butter. Spread in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 250 degrees F for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool, then store in airtight container.

A blend of paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper, this Cajun-style seasoning is a quick and convenient way to add a spicy kick to your snacks. It’s great for sprinkling onto popcorn, roasted nuts, or mixed into buttery crackers and pretzels. It’s also delicious when tossed with chicken tenders before baking or added to the breading mix for fried chicken.

Cajun seasoning is a spice mix used in Cajun cuisine, Louisiana Creole cuisine, and Southern U.S. cuisine. It typically consists of, among other ingredients, paprika, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.

Cajun seasoning differs from Creole seasoning in that it has no tomatoes in its base ingredients, whereas Creole seasoning does.

Cajun spice blends are generally made up of:

* Paprika

* Red pepper flakes

* Cayenne pepper

* White pepper

* Black pepper

* Garlic powder

* Onion powder

A Cajun spice mix is a blend of spices used in Cajun and Creole cooking.

Cajun seasoning is mainly used to season shrimp, fish, chicken and other meats such as pork chops, lamb chops, beef or wild game.

The ingredients of commercially available Cajun spice mixes vary widely, but typically include salt and various natural spices such as black pepper, white pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper.

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Serves 4

Preparation time less than 30 mins

Cooking time 10 to 30 mins


2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

salt and pepper, to taste


1. In a bowl or jar, combine the oil with the cumin, herbs, chilli powder, cayenne and seasoning. Mix well. Use immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

In a small mixing bowl, combine salt and next 6 ingredients. Store in an airtight container; use within 3 months. Yield: about 1/2 cup.

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