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Creole VS Cajun Seasoning

rowdyrawhide

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

Thank You
 

scarbelly

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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 
 

rowdyrawhide

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

daveomak

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

steel hauler

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

linguica

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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.
 

venture

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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.
 
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bacook1775

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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.
 

djohnson01

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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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