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Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe

Create this Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe in a matter of minutes by utilizing the spices you have on hand in your pantry!  

Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe

Last week, Create this Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe in a matter of minutes by utilizing the spices you have on hand in your pantry! on a whim I decided I was going to make pan seared blacked red snapper with a fresh homemade peach salsa. I love blackening seasoning on fish. The only problem is that it’s not really conducive to my current diet. You see, I’m breastfeeding and have to stay clear of all foods spicy and gassy. Never did I realize how much I love both food groups until I can’t have it. I will cheat and eat a broccoli spear if we are out or something spicy but a few short hours later I pay for it dearly. In the form of a screaming baby!
Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe
That’s when I decided to make my own blackening seasoning. I figured it couldn’t be hard. Prior to running errands I double checked to ensure I had all the spices on hand (which I did). Once I got home from running errands and nap time had came and past, I quickly whipped up a much milder blackening seasoning. That’s the best part about making your own spice blends and rubs… You can alter them to fit your needs! I will continue to make this homemade blackening seasoning recipe even once I can consume all things spicy. Instead I’ll just up the amount of cayenne pepper added!
Adapted from AllRecipes
Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1/3 cup

Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe


  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt in a jar until evenly mixed. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

2 Responses to “Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe”

  1. Wendi @ H2OBungalow posted on August 13, 2014 at 10:11 am (#)

    Yum! This looks so good. I’m so making this…my husband and I grew up in New Orleans and we LOVE blackened anything! Sharing too!

    • Katie replied on August 13th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Very cool! Yes–and best of all you can decide how spicy you want the seasoning to be!

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