Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
I use Emeril's Essence, my own mix with half the salt, as a sub for any Cajun type seasoning, adjusting the cayenne level independently as needed.
Originally Posted by Dawgluver
Make my own Emeril's too. Good stuff.
I usually add seasonings individually, but in the case of my Old Bay, it's such a great mix all by itself, I use that pre-mixed one.
I had to almost eliminate salt from my diet. That's another reason I don't use pre-mixed seasonings a lot. Most of them are *loaded* with salt.
Like the one in question here. The primary ingredient is salt. Then there is more salt in the chili powder. It's like buying a box of salt with a thimble of seasonings mixed in.
After driving through the Salt Flats, where there is 30 thousand ACRES of salt, it feels like such a rip-off to pay top shelf prices for salt.
Plus, the stuff raises havoc with my blood pressure! Ha!
I'll use the same ingredients, minus the salt.
Thanks again Anne! I know what to use now!