You can now add homemade blackened spice to your collection of homemade spice blends! Simply sprinkle over chicken, fish or vegetables. Fry, grill or simmer in a hot cast-iron skillet (with butter) to form a delicious outer spice crust.
Today I have a new spice mix for you to make yourself! Are you excited? I’m excited. As I said before, why buy pre-made spice blends when you can easily make your own? Because you probably already have most (if not all) of these spices in your kitchen.
What is Blackened Spice?
Blackened Seasoning is a blend of garlic powder, paprika, smoked paprika, dried thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Think of it as a milder Cajun seasoning. And it’s delicious sprinkled on fish, chicken or vegetables! Really everything. You can grill it, roast it, or mix it into dips, but I think the more traditional method is to sear the food in a hot buttered pan. Yummy.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a recipe used for this homemade blackened spice, so stay tuned!
To make Homemade Blackened Seasoning you will need:
- onion powder – Adds flavor that’s sweeter yet milder than fresh garlic.
- sweet peppers (normal) – Adds color and subtle flavor.
- smoked paprika – Adds color and subtle smoky flavor.
- dried thyme – Imparts a sharp and earthy taste.
- oregano – Imparts an earthy and slightly bitter taste.
- garlic powder – Adds a strong onion flavor.
- kosher salt – Enhances the flavors in the dressing.
- black pepper – Adds some subtle bite and flavor.
- cayenne pepper – Gives this spice mixture its sharpness.
What are the best spices for making your own spices and spice blends?
There is no right or wrong brand. I will say first, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you usually get what you pay for. I am currently using Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what your company stands for not only with community service but also with quality control. Some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op, and Penzys.
First measure and add 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons sweet (regular) paprika and smoked paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme and oregano, 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper, and finally 1/ 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper in a clean glass.
Use a spoon or small whisk to mix everything thoroughly.
And that’s it! Secure lid tightly and store in a dry, dark place for up to 6 months or longer.
If you want to see more spice blends you can make at home, check out my growing list of 20+ DIY spices!
Enjoy! And if you try this Homemade Blackened Seasoning recipe, let me know! Take a picture and tag me chirp or instagram!
Yield: 30 portions
Homemade Blackened Seasoning
Add this homemade blackened spice to your mixed spice cabinet! Simply sprinkle over chicken, fish or vegetables. Fry, grill or simmer in a hot cast-iron skillet (with butter) to form a delicious outer spice crust.
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1½ teaspoon paprika
- 1½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Measure and combine all the spices in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
Store in a dry, dark place for up to 6 months or more.
Calories: 2kcal, Carbohydrates: 1G, Protein: 1G, Fat: 1G, Saturated Fatty Acids: 1G, Polyunsaturated fat: 1G, Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1G, Sodium: 78mg, Potassium: 10mg, Fiber: 1G, Sugar: 1G, Vitamin A: 75ie, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg
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