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Whether cooking at home or over a campfire, blackened seasoning can spice up any meal. Whether you’re adding it to steak, chicken, fish, or vegetables, this homemade blackened seasoning recipe adds a a spicy kick is easy to make. Plus homemade seasoning/spic blends are cheaper that store bought seasonings.
Blackened Seasoning Recipe
My favorite way to use this blackened seasoning is on fish. I will most often use it on catfish to make Blackened Grilled Catfish. This seasoning is also really good on tilapia, salmon, and other fish. To get the spice blend “blackened”, I like to use a cast iron skillet. It retains heat really well and allows me to basically char the seasoning to form the black spice crust I want.
How to blacken fish
- Heat the skillet to medium heat
- Add a little oil and then add your fish filets.
- Cook 4-5 minutes on each side, being careful to only turn once.
Other recipe/meal ideas using this homemade blackened seasoning recipe:
- Blackened Chicken Alfredo
- Blacked Steak with a Herbed Garlic Butter
- Blackened Fish Tacos with Coleslaw and Sriracha Mayo
- Blackened Carrots and Sweet Potatoes (oven roasted is the easiest)
With homemade seasoning, it’s up to you if you’d like to make a small or large amount of seasoning. I like to make smaller batches and store my homemade seasonings/spice mixes in these glass containers*. They have nice looking chalkboard labels and shaker insert lids to make it easier to sprinkle seasoning onto any food.
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Simple Blackened Seasoning Recipe
Yields 1/3 cup
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
1 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients and store in a sealed container.
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