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Homemade Blackening Seasoning

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This homemade blackening seasoning is perfect for adding extra flavor and spice to chicken, fish, steak, and more! This recipe will help give your food a bold and flavorful kick that can’t be found in store-bought seasonings. 

Blackening seasoning.

What is blackening seasoning made of?

It typically contains paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. This savory mixture adds a smoky flavor and bold kick to any meal. It is often used on grilled or pan-seared meats and seafood, as well as vegetables. It can also be used to make homemade blackened seasoning mixes for fish tacos, chili, or other dishes.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • Not only is it simple to make, but you can adjust the recipe to your own taste by using more or fewer of the seasoning components.
  • It’s cheaper than buying pre-made blackening seasoning from a store!
  • You’ll get a flavor that’s sure to wow your friends and family.

So what are you waiting for? Get cooking with this easy recipe for homemade blackening seasoning!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Ingredients to make blackening seasoning.

Directions

Spices in a bowl with a whisk.

Combine all ingredients in a small dish and whisk or stir until fully mixed.

Scoopful of blackening seasoning.

Use immediately or store in an airtight container in a dry pantry for up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Feel free to adjust the spices to your personal preference. This means that if you like a stronger flavor of one herb or spice more, adjust it to your liking. Don’t forget to write down the changes you made to your recipe for future use.
  • You can use smoked paprika in place of normal paprika for a burst of extra flavor.
  • Using quality spices will enhance your seasoning mixture. Cheaper spices result in less flavor.
  • Use this seasoning the same as you would store-bought.

What is the difference between Cajun and blackened seasoning?

Cajun seasoning is a combination of spices, including paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and other herbs and spices. It is usually used to season meat and vegetables. Blackening seasoning is similar to Cajun seasoning but typically contains more black pepper and less cayenne pepper for a bolder flavor. It is often used on grilled or pan-seared meats and seafood.

Blackening seasoning.

Blackening Seasoning

Use this delicious Blackening Seasoning recipe to create delicious dinners of all kinds. Works on any food you wish to blacken. Paprika, cayenne, garlic, onion, and more combine to create not just a gorgeous color, but an amazing flavor.
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Course: staple
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 5 Tablespoons
Calories: 20kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a small dish and whisk or stir until fully mixed.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in a dry pantry for up to 6 months.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the spices to your personal preference. This means that if you like a stronger flavor of one herb or spice more, adjust it to your liking. Don’t forget to write down the changes you made to your recipe for future use.
  • You can use smoked paprika in place of normal paprika for a burst of extra flavor.
  • Using quality spices will enhance your seasoning mixture. Cheaper spices result in less flavor.
  • Use this seasoning the same as you would store-bought.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2494IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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