Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cajun Chicken Pasta

So, I attempted this last night. It turned out well, and it was easy too! As I've said before, she has my favorite cooking blog.

I didn't buy the Cajun Blend (why spend $6 when you may well have all the stuff already?) You can find various versions of the blend online, but at heart you need:
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic (can be fresh, as in the recipe)
  • paprika
  • thyme
  • salt
  • black pepper
You can also add garlic powder, onion flakes, chili powder (reccomended), white pepper, or allspice.
Basically, you want equal parts of all of them, with perhaps more cayenne pepper for spice, and less allspice (that stuff is strong!!). If you end up making a blend in a bowl and have too much, you can save it in a sealed jar. I just eyeballed it, and added to taste.

Other notes for this recipe: as directed it served 4 people for dinner, and we were fairly hungry. It would not, however, feed 4 hungry athletes. Halved, it would make a good dinner + lunch leftovers portion. 

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