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Homemade Blackened Seasoning Recipe

This Homemade Blackened Seasoning Recipe is the best blend of spice and herbs to produce flavorful chicken, fish, or any meat. This Cajun rub consists of paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and a few other agents.

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I am always getting questions on how to upgrade the flavor options for classic dinner recipes. Regular salmon and chicken can get boring really fast if you don’t get creative. This blend of herbs and spices is perfect to upgrade any meal!

Use this seasoning in recipes like this Blackened Salmon and Fish Tacos.

Ingredients

spices for blackened seasoning in 3 individual bowls

How to Make Blackened Seasoning

Combine your herbs and seasonings. Use immediately or store for later.

The Difference Between Cajun and Blackened Seasoning

Cajun seasoning is the spiciest when compared to blackened and Creole seasoning. Blackened seasoning falls in the middle of the too. It isn’t as spicy and it’s less salty than Creole Seasoning.

Each of these typically uses paprika, cayenne pepper (less for Creole and blackened), garlic powder, thyme, and onion powder

blackened salmon in a cast iron skillet topped with pineapple and avocado

The Difference Between Blackened and Charred

Blackening is a cooking technique, it’s usually associated with Cajun cuisine. Fish or meat are dipped in butter, dredged in spices, and then seared in a hot cast iron or stainless steel pan. This leaves a crust, that will appear burnt, on the fish or meat that is loaded with flavor.

Charring occurs naturally when food is grilled, broiled, or sometimes cooked on the stove. It does not involve a blend of seasonings. You can read more about Blackening and Charred Differences here.

How to Store the Seasoning

Store it in an airtight container and in a dry place.

Can You Buy Blackened Seasoning?

My favorite store-bought brand is the Tony Chachere’s Spice and Herbs blend. It’s also listed as great for blackening.

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Homemade Blackened Seasoning Recipe

This Homemade Blackened Seasoning Recipe is the best blend of spice and herbs to produce flavorful chicken, fish, or any meat. This Cajun rub consists of paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and a few other agents.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Cajun, Creole
Keyword blackened seasoning recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 teaspoons
Calories 5kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the spices and seasoning. Store in a sealed jar.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g
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