Creole VS Cajun Seasoning

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by rowdyrawhide, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

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

    Thank You
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    Creole
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]2 tablespoons onion powder[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]2 tablespoons garlic powder[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]2 tablespoons dried sweet basil[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]1 tablespoon black pepper[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]1 tablespoon white pepper[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]1 tablespoon cayenne pepper[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]1 tablespoon celery seed[/font]
    • [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]5 tablespoons sweet paprika[/font]
    [font=verdana,arial,helvetica]Cajun[/font]
    • 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 
     
  3. Interesting...thanks!
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

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

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gary and Craig.... Great info.....   Thanks.... 
     
  8. The About.com article is not 100% accurate but close enough..
     
  9. Creoles like to use tomatoes in a lot of their cooking. I"m a Cajun and personally don't care for Creole food.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  12. bacook1775

    bacook1775 Newbie

    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.
     
  13. djohnson01

    djohnson01 Newbie

    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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