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How to Make Creole Spice
May 09, 2014

How to Make Creole Spice and Add Authentic Louisiana Flavours to Your Home Cooking


9th May 2014 -- Issue #35

Table of Contents

1. My Facebook/Twitter/Youtube pages

2. Recipe of the Week - How to Make Creole Spice

3. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!

4. Recommended BBQ Recipe Book

5. Build a Website & Earn Money!


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How to Make Creole Spice

To enjoy the unique flavours and aromas of Louisiana cuisine at home, this easy-to-make Creole Spice is just the thing. Using a blend of traditional spices and herbs, it takes minutes to make!

Ingredients: (makes about 10 tbsp)

2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black peppercornsĀ 
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried thyme
2-3 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp onion powder
8-10 dried bay leaves
1 tsp sea saltĀ 

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the bay, peppercorns, salt and cumin seeds

  • Add to a bowl

  • Stir in the paprika, cayenne, onion and garlic powders. Combine thoroughly

  • Crumble in the dried herbs an stir again

    That's all there is to it!

    Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.

    Note: Dry toasting the whole spices before grinding is worth doing for even more flavours and aromas. See below for info on this.

    How to Toast and Grind

    A few people have asked how I toast and grind whole spices. It's really very easy...

  • Over a medium heat add your spices to a dry pan

  • Whilst stirring or shaking the pan; toast for a few minutes

  • When they start to darken and you can really smell their aromas, they're ready

  • Remove from the heat and let cool before grinding

    The Ultimate Guide to a Delicious Backyard BBQ

    By Oscar Orillia

    Here's a link to a BBQ book I recommend.

    Build a Website & Earn Money!

    Would you like to build your own website?

    Maybe you have a hobby, knowledge to share or even make things you'd like to sell.

    A year ago I had no idea about building a website. And now I'm sharing my herbs and spices knowledge and earning a few extra dollars along the way!

    Have a quick look at these links below, and don't worry if you know nothing about website building. I certainly didn't...

    First Day of the Rest of Your Life

    Until Next Week,

    Jason - Bespoke Spices

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