Blackening Seasoning

Blackening Seasoning

I like to do things myself rather than just buy what I want or need.  It is usually cheaper and better, and a lot of the time easier than you might expect. The more I get into cooking, the more I see things in the kitchen (pizza dough, candied ginger) that I have bought, but I really can just make my own.  And I wonder why I never thought of that before, then change my ways.

Blackening Seasoning

I have an issue with buying spice blends that have inconsistent flavor.  I see recipes that call for ingredients like  blackening seasoning, but I have had some bottles of the spice that are a lot less potent than others.  It is just a blend of spices, there is no formula that everybody uses, so you really never know what you’re going to get.  Well, this bugs me.  So I decided to take control, and after a little trial and error, I found a blackening seasoning recipe that I love.   I always know exactly how it tastes and how spicy it is, so I don’t get unexpected results when using it. It is also really easy to make–just combine a few ingredients that are already in the spice cabinet into a jar, and shake it up.  Then, blacken some fish or chicken and enjoy.

Blackening Seasoning Recipe

1 tablespoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder

  1. Add all ingredients to an empty spice bottle, and shake well.

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  1. […] used my own concoction for the blackening seasoning, but you could also just use a store-bought substitute if you must.   Aside from that, all you […]

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