Cajun dynamite dust is a rustic seasoning blend from Louisiana that will knock your socks off! we like to use it on everything from grilled shrimp to french fries, traditional cajun jambalaya, even steaks or burgers.
You’ll notice that one of the ingredients is Filé powder, also called gumbo filé, which is a spicy herb made from the dried and ground leaves of the North American sassafras tree. It’s the most commonly asked about ingredient for those who aren’t familiar with traditional cajun cuisine.
Cajun Dynamite Dust Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup paprika
6 T kosher salt
1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper
3 Tbs basil
3 T filé powder
2 Tbs garlic powder
2 Tbs dry mustard
2 Tbs onion powder
2 Tbs dried oregano
2 Tbs cayenne (1 Tbs for mild version)
2 Tbs white pepper
2 Tbs dried thyme
Combine dry spices and seal in Ziploc or vacuum seal bag (or jar). Measure all into a Ziploc bag, seal & shake to combine. Pour into a spice jar or bottle. This cajun dynamite dust makes a lovely gift.
To Use: Sprinkle liberally on raw fish, seafood, meat, or chicken just prior to cooking. It can also be used to add a kick of flavor to grilled or steamed vegetables as well. Try it on corn on the cob or french fries for a burst of flavor.