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Louisiana (Cajun or Creole) Seasoning

We tasted five seasonings labeled Creole or Cajun on white rice and in pork grillades.

What We Learned

Cajun and Creole are terms often used interchangeably to describe the flavorful dishes that Louisiana is famous for. Recipes for Louisiana spice blends vary in name, but whether called Cajun or Creole, most contain a mix of paprika, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and cayenne—ingredients typically found in the region’s gumbos, seafood boils, and meat rubs. To determine the best Louisia...

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