Blackening Seasoning

Hello again!

I’ve gotten into making my own spice blends lately. I have a lot of spices on hand at my house, and I like that I can customize the blends to my liking.

My current favorite blend is Blackening seasoning. I have spent years buying and testing store-bought blackening seasonings, and none of them have really done it for me. Some are way too salty, some aren’t spicy, and some just don’t have much flavor.

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This blend works perfectly for me. It’s spicy, but still flavorful, and not too salty. And with the weather finally starting to warm up, I know I’ll be using it frequently on my grilled chicken. I love making blackened chicken (or pork, or fish) to top salads, pasta, and it makes a really unique chicken salad sandwich (all these recipes upcoming, I promise).

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I’ll see you next Friday for a light pasta featuring blackened chicken made with this spice blend.

Blackening Seasoning

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp garlic powder

½ tbsp onion powder

1 tsp dried thyme

2 tsp black pepper

1 ½ tsp cayenne

1 tsp salt

 

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Makes a little over ¼ cup seasoning, or enough to generously season 2-3 lbs of chicken, pork, or fish.

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3 thoughts on “Blackening Seasoning

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