I’m so excited for you guys to see the premier of my new show “Wild Food” on Travel Channel  airing Monday, May 14, at 11 pm EST/ 10pm CT! With a second airing Sunday, May 20th at 2pm EST / 1pm CT.

It takes place in the Louisiana bayou! And one of the best parts was being out in nature and gathering all of the wild ingredients for the big feast I cooked up at the end of the episode. The locals really pack some heat into their cooking, especially in their amazing crawfish boils. So it inspired me to come up with my own Cajun Spice Mix Recipe right in my home kitchen, so I can have a little Louisiana in my life any day I want. I thought I’d share it here for you to try as well! Let me know what you think.

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe:

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

This was me and my local friends pulling out the tasty crawfish from the swamp. There were so many!

Best Cajun Spice Recipe

This was our incredible crawfish boil. Wait until you see all of the delicious ingredients we put in there on the show.

Best Cajun Spice Recipe

And this was me with a smorgasbord of crawfish laid out before me on a table. I couldn’t stop eating them. Neither could the producers and executives from the show!

Best Cajun Spice Recipe

Eating crawfish is a bit of an art. You can see my tutorial on How to Eat a Crawfish HERE.

Best Cajun Spice Recipe

There were some very funny moments while eating them with the locals and boy were we sweating by the end of it. So much spice! And so much goodness.

Best Cajun Spice Recipe

And the best part is that all of the extra ingredients we put in there also soaked up the flavor. 

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

To make it at home I put together a medley of spices that make up the perfect cajun spice mix recipe and measured them out. 

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

Then I combined them all in a glass jar I had saved. You can upcycle used spice jars very easily and save them for new spice mixes.

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

Give it a gooooood shake!

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

And be sure to label it. I have these nifty labels with chalk pen that I used.

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

Voila! There you have it. Check out this recipe below, it’s printable so you can add it to your recipe files.

“Cajun Spice Mix Recipe”

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 tablesooons

“Cajun Spice Mix Recipe”

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2.5 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tablespoons onion powder

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a glass jar, shake it up, put on a lid, label it, and store in a cool dry place.
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Photos: Joanna Shapiro and Dorothy Townsend

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Georgia Pellegrini

Growing up on her family’s farm in upstate New York, Georgia developed a passion for simple farm-to table food and a deep connection to the outdoors. Having worked in the finance world after college, she decided to leave her cubicle and reconnect with her roots. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she began working in Michelin restaurants in New York and France, and soon started leading her renowned Adventure Getaways: excursions around the country aimed at promoting “manual literacy” and helping participants step outside of their comfort zone and experience life more viscerally. Georgia is a firm believer in empowering people to be self-sufficient, identify personal strengths and pursue their life passions.