Sep 13

Homemade Cajun Spice Rub

A couple weeks ago I shared with you my Homemade BBQ Spice Rub and I have another easy spice rub that you can make at home: 

Homemade Cajun Spice Rub

Cajun Spice Rub


This rub is great to have on poultry, fish, and seafood; especially shrimp. 

I love this rub because it creates a dark crust when seared on chicken or fish. It is the type of rub that you would use to make something “blackened.” (not burnt 😉 ) 

My husband loves fish. He will eat almost any and all kinds of fish.

I most definitely do NOT like fish.

I can’t get over the smell, the texture or the flavor. I have tried it multiple different ways (fried, grilled, baked and pan seared) and have not found a recipe that I’ve liked. I would love it if you would send a recommendation my way! I haven’t given up hope!


This rub is super simple and adds a ton of flavor to any meal!


Cajun Spice Rub Mix


All you need is: fresh cracked black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, salt, thyme, oregano, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper. 

Mix spices and rub or toss on any meat or seafood! 


Homemade Cajun Spice Rub


I hope to bring you a couple more go to spice rubs and mixes in the future. These are so easy to make and will save you from buying the pre-made rubs. 

Again, I’d love to get any recommendations for fish recipes!

What are you favorite cajun dishes? Mine is definitely gumbo! 

Hope you have a great weekend!




Homemade Cajun Spice Rub
easy cajun spice mixture
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Prep Time
3 min
Prep Time
3 min
  1. 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  2. 2 teaspoons paprika
  3. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  4. 2 teaspoons salt
  5. 1 teaspoon thyme
  6. 1 teaspoon oregano
  7. 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Mix together and rub or toss with meat, poultry, fish or seafood
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  • http://MixedKreations.com/blog Mixed Kreations

    This sounds good, and would be great to keep this mix on hand. Probably less sodium in the homemade version too. Will have to try! Thanks for sharing!

  • Quida

    Ok Kat! You hit it right on the nail with your Cajun rub mix. I am from Louisiana and I love my food with some wonderful seasoning. Thanks for sharing with everyone and Laissez bon temp Rouler! Cajun for let the good times roll!!!!

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks! I love anything that will add good flavor to a dish! Hope to see you again and have a great rest of your week!

  • Abby F

    Looks great! I love a Cajun seasoning on most everything. Thanks!

  • Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity

    This rub sounds really good. I am going to pin it so I can make it later.

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  • simplygloria1

    Pinning this asap. Because, I love a good seasoning (aka rub!). This looks awesome to use on a lot of stuff…I bet it’s even great with mayo and sour cream mixed up together as a dip!

  • Krista

    First off.. great pics and secondly THANK YOU! I have always wanted a
    recipe to make Blackened Chicken and now I finally have one. Pinning
    and can’t wait to use! Thanks girl!

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    • http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/ Kat @iwantcrazyblog.com

      Thanks Krista! I love anything blackened, so good! Thanks for the pin and have a great weekend!

  • Claire

    I love homemade spice rubs! This one sounds killer. Thanks so much for sharing your links at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! I have pinned this to our party board and to another big board too. We hope to see you again at the next party! Have a great week xoxo, Claire

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  • http://www.joybeewhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/ Joybee

    This Cajun spice rub sounds great. I love cajun seasoning but so much store bought premade spice blends are just too salty. This sounds great I can’t wait to try it. Pinned.

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