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These seasonings are listed according to how they scored in my taste test, with the top-scoring seasoning listed first. Prices may vary, depending on the store.
Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic 2 ounces, $4.29 Ingredients: Salt, spices, dehydrated garlic, paprika and dehydrated onion. Sodium: 95 mg (4 percent recommended Daily Value, based on a 2,000-calorie diet) in 1/4 teaspoon.
Cajun’s Choice Creole Seasoning 3.8 ounces, $2.99. Ingredients: Salt, red, black, white peppers, garlic, other spices. No MSG. Sodium: 200 mg (8 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
McCormick Perfect Pinch Cajun 3.18 ounces, $3.49. Ingredients: Salt, spices (including red pepper, black pepper, thyme and celery seed), paprika, garlic and onion. No MSG. Sodium: 130 mg (about 5.5 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
Cajun’s Choice Blackened Seasoning 2.75 ounces, $2.99 Ingredients: All natural spices (including paprika, red, black white peppers, oregano), salt, onion and garlic. No MSG. Sodium: 90 mg (4 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
Luzianne Cajun Seasoning 8 ounces, $2.79. Ingredients: Salt, spices, hydrolized soy protein (soy protein, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oil), paprika, monosodium glutamate, garlic, corn syrup solids, lemon juice and lemon oil. Sodium: 260 mg (11 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
Emeril’s Original Essence 2.8 ounces, $4.15 Ingredients: Salt, paprika, black pepper, granulated garlic, spices, onion powder. Sodium: 135 mg (about 5.5 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning 8 ounces, $1.99. Ingredients: Salt, dextrose, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, sugar, paprika, black pepper, onion, spices, natural flavors, silicon dioxide (flow agent), disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate (flavor enhancer). Sodium: 270 mg (11 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
Tony Cachere’s Original Creole Seasoning 8 ounces, $2.29. Ingredients: Salt, red pepper, black pepper, chili powder (chili pepper, spices, salt, garlic powder), garlic, silicon dioxide (to prevent caking). Sodium: 350 mg (15 percent DV) in 1/4 teaspoon.
I’ve been cooking a lot of Louisiana dishes lately, and it has given me the opportunity to taste several different Creole seasonings.
Creole seasoning is a blend of three peppers — white, black and cayenne — and other spices and herbs. Typically, the peppers are mixed with salt, paprika, thyme and oregano. The blend usually contains garlic powder and often onion powder. Some blends use some chili powder, too.
I first encountered Creole seasoning in the 1980s when I was cooking in restaurants. Blackened redfish had just caught on across the country. My colleagues and I called the blend “blackened seasoning,” as it still is often called today.
— Recipe from Michael Hastings