Cajuns are 17th Century French-Canadians who moved to the southern United States. Cajun food is their traditional cuisine. Cajun spice is indispensable to spicy Cajun style food; however, it is not sold in Japanese markets, so I had to make it myself.
Cayenne pepper (can be substituted with Japanese red chile pepper)
Cayenne pepper can be substituted with other kinds of chili powder (like ichimi spice). The oregano, thyme, paprika should be found at the spice section of a grocery store. If you cannot find onion powder, make the spice mix without it.
All you need to do is to combine all the spices together.
Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper (red hot pepper) and the pepper between 1/2 to 1 to meet your preference.
It goes well with sautéed chicken or sautéed pork. By adding this spice mix, it becomes Cajun food!
You can use this spice mix to make an authentic jambalaya. Add to a tomato based fried rice to make Cajun style rice. (Such as chicken rice or sausage rice shown in picture.)
Story Behind this Recipe
I love Cajun food!
I crave Cajun food, but the Japanese grocery store does not seem to carry premade Cajun spices. I looked up the ingredients of a store bought Cajun spice and found out that I can buy most of the ingredients at a Japanese grocery store, so I blend Cajun spice mix myself.