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Creole VS Cajun Seasoning

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Thread Starter 

Ok can someone more knowledgeable please tell me the differences in these two spice combinations?


Thank You

post #2 of 13

I looked at about 10 recipes for each and they are pretty close here is one of each for you to look at 




  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried sweet basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 5 tablespoons sweet paprika




  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

I highlighted the differences in red as those are the ingredients that differ in the recipes I found 

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Originally Posted by fpnmf View Post

This is the best explanation I have seen..




Great read Craig - thanks for the link

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies guys.  Thanks Scar, that helps, and thank you Craig that was very interesting, never knew anything like that before.

post #7 of 13

Gary and Craig.... Great info.....   Thanks.... 

post #8 of 13

The About.com article is not 100% accurate but close enough..

post #9 of 13

Creoles like to use tomatoes in a lot of their cooking. I"m a Cajun and personally don't care for Creole food.

post #10 of 13

The difference between Creole and Cajun is:    Anger a Creole and he will remove his glove and slap you in the face with it.    Anger a Cajun and he will use you for alligator bait.

post #11 of 13

I always heard the Creoles thought the Cajuns made everything too spicy.


The Cajuns said the Creoles just don't season their meat?


Good luck and good smoking.

post #12 of 13

Did you get that recipe from the Gumbo Pages? That is such a great site, they have a crap ton of awesome authentic recipes and the author has some pretty witty banter. If you haven't checked it out yet and you love Cajun/Creole cooking then you definitely should. His gumbo recipe is awesome.

post #13 of 13

You basically answered your own question. The ingredients make it different. Also if you look at the ingredients Creole is much spicier

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