If you are a fan of spicy food, Homemade Blackening Seasoning is a must in your spice rack! This smoky, spicy seasoning mixture is delicious used as a rub on chicken, fish and seafood!
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I love using my Homemade Blackening Seasoning on fish and seafood. Blackened Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa is one of my favorite recipes using this spice mix. If you are looking for other recipes using blackening, try my Blackened Salmon Cakes with Corn Salsa. These are both delicious and slightly different ways to use the spice blend.
What Is Blackening Seasoning Made Of?
Blackening seasoning is a mixture of spices. A traditional blackening spice mixture will contain paprika, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne. The amounts of each spice can vary from recipe especially the cayenne which gives the blackening a spicy kick!
How Do I Make Blackening Seasoning?
Making your own homemade blackening seasoning mixture is very easy. Measure all of the ingredients into a small bowl. Mix well and use either a funnel or a piece of parchment paper to funnel the spices into a clean dry jar. The spice mixture will stay fresh for several months.
How Do You Blacken Something?
Blackening is a cooking technique where you dip the food in melted butter, coat with blackening spices and cook using high heat. Traditionally chefs would use a cast iron skillet to achieve the true blackening results.
If you do not have a cast iron skillet you can still use blackening spices with great results. I use the spice mixture as a rub for meat that I grill or cook in the oven.
How Long Can I Store Homemade Blackening Seasoning?
Blackening can be stored for several months. Like any of your spices you will want to keep them in a cool dry place in your pantry or kitchen cabinet. Spices begin to loose their potency after 6 months so try to use them by then. If they last a little longer they are still good, maybe just not as strong in flavor.
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Homemade Blackening Seasoning
- Measure all ingredients into a small bowl. Stir spices to mix together. Use a funnel or a piece of parchment paper to funnel spices into a clean dry jar.
- Spice mixture can be stored for several months.