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blackening seasoning recipe.
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Blackening Seasoning

Making your own blackening seasoning at home isn't complicated. It's a must-have seasoning blend that you can use to add bold, smoky, and spicy flavors to many diverse foods, and will surely satisfy your taste buds.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course seasoning
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 15 teaspoon
Calories 5 kcal


  • 2 tablespoon paprika, (smoked or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, (very mild) use more for a spicier blend


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Keep the unused portion in a tighty-sealed container and store in a dry and cool place.


You can use the entire blackening seasoning plus 1 tsp of salt (use more or less salt according to your liking) to season 4-5 large pieces of chicken or fish fillets. 
Properly stored, the homemade blackening seasoning will last up to 6 months.


Calories: 5kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 479IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blackened spice, blackening seasoning
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