An easy Cajun seasoning recipe is AllRecipes.com's Cajun seasoning using a combination of salt, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper. To make the seasoning, place 2 1/2 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon oregano, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon ground black pepper in a plastic bag and shake to combine.
For a different take on a Cajun seasoning, Food Network uses garlic granules, onion granules and thyme, in addition to the ingredients in AllRecipes.com's seasoning. To make Food Network's seasoning, mix 1/4 cup salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic granules and black pepper with 2 tablespoons onion granules, oregano and thyme.
Cajun seasoning can be used in a variety of recipes. One recipe is AllRecipes.com's Cajun Shrimp Orecchiette.To make this dish, cook 2 cups orecchiette pasta in boiling salted water for nine to 11 minutes. In a skillet, cook 1/2 cup chopped shallots, 3 cloves chopped garlic and 1/4 cup chopped green onion in 1/3 cup melted butter.Season the vegetables with 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning and 1 teaspoon pepper and saute for two minutes.
Add 1 cup white wine, 1 cup diced tomatoes and 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet. Cook until the shrimp is opaque, and then add in the cooked pasta and 1 cup baby spinach. Cover the skillet, and simmer the pasta dish for three to five minutes.