Cajun Spice Rub

Cajun Rub Recipe Cajun Dry Rub Wings Spice

Cajun rub is probably one of my most used rubs. I so love Cajun dry rub wings and shrimp with a Cajun spice rub. Blackened catfish is awesome as well with this Cajun rub. There are so many things this is great with!

I have gotta say…. I am loving Rub Week. The weather has been cooperating allowing me to spend the necessary time at the grill.

Here are the rubs we have so far:

Day 1 – Island Spice Rub

Day 2 – Sweet and Smokey Chipotle Rub

Day 3 – Lemon Pepper Steak Rub

Day 4 – Cafe Mocha Rub

Day 5 – Curry in a Hurry Rub

Cajun Rub Recipe Cajun Dry Rub Wings Spice

The rub today is possibly the first spice blend I ever made. A shaker of Cajun spice or Creole season has always been a regular part of the stock in the spice pantry. I have used Zatarain’s, Slap Ya Mama, Tony Chachere’s. They are fine, but I do find that most of the store bought variety has way more salt than I like. To get the spice and flavour level that I want, I have to shake on so much that the food is far to salty for me.

This Ragin’ Cajun Rub has a wonderful balance of heat and such depth of flavour with the herbs, garlic and onion powder. Look at all those herbs in the macro photo. There is thyme, oregano and basil.

Cajun Rub Recipe Cajun Dry Rub Wings Spice

Rub some Ragin’ Cajun on any cut of meat or seafood, throw it on the grill. Easy as that! This spice is great as a seasoning agent for most anything. It is the perfect seasoning for jambalaya or gumbo.

Cajun Rub Recipe Cajun Dry Rub Wings Spice

Here is some grilled shrimp on a skewer that was dusted with the Ragin’ Cajun Rub. Grill it for just a few minutes per side. Squeeze some lime juice on them once they come off the grill. They are fantastic!

Cajun Rub Recipe Cajun Dry Rub Wings Spice

Cajun Spice Rub

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Cajun rub recipe is perfect for grilling shrimp, chicken, pork and more! Cajun dry rub wings are just amazing as well! Easy to make directions with ingredients you probably have in your spice cupboard.
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp white sugar


  • Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container like a mason jar.
  • Use on shrimp, chicken, pork or other meats.


Cajun Rub Recipe Cajun Dry Rub Wings Spice

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  • Can this rub be put on chicken wings that will be deep fried?
    Thank you

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  • Why did you use white sugar instead of brown sugar?

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    • I use white because I sometimes find that brown sugar can clump. But, I have used brown sugar sometimes and it does work great as well

  • I never had it better.
    Thanks for this Cujan recipe.

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  • This looks AMAZING! Great recipe for a summer bbq! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Home Matters Link Party, hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

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  • This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Link Party. – Emily

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  • Trying this tonight on some big shrimp, and chicken breasts! Going to smoke / grill them on my Traeger smoker, slice the chicken, and serve with pasta….. it smells wonderful already and it’s only marinating so far. !

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  • 5 stars
    Awesome recipe.

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  • 5 stars
    If you take a pork shoulder (boneless butt) and pickle it two days in brine, then dry it off, rub it with this, let it set three days, then smoke it to 160F internal temp…you get Pork Tasso! I only know that because I had leftover tasso seasoning and was amazed at how much it tastes like Zapp’s potato chips, which I had thought was a bit unique. Point being, those Cajun rubs are embedded in a lot of Cajun recipes.

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  • That is a gorgeous-looking rub! I am always looking for the perfect spice combo for Cajun flavors–will have to give this a try.

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  • I can’t tear myself away from the grill at this time of year. These rubs are fantastic for keeping things fresh. I’m bookmarking every single one them.

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  • These shrimp look so delicious. The ingredients in the dry rub sounds so good and cooked on the BBQ just tops it off. Your pictures are great too.

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  • You had me at the shrimp! I love shrimp skewers and that rub looks like it compliments it really well. I love it.

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  • Goodness Steve that looks so good. The photos of the rub are killing me. I can’t do seafood, mini-me hyper allergic but I bet this would be good on chicken.

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  • Love the name of this rub! Perfect rub to add a little spice to your life, and the lime juice is a great accompaniment!

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