This Homemade Blackened Seasoning Blend recipe bumps up the flavor of any meat or veggie dish. It’s got a great flavor followed by a bit of a kick.
Why do people make their own spice blends? You can find about any blend of spices already put together and conveniently bottled at the grocery store right? Trying this Homemade Blackened Seasoning Blend recipe will be all of the explanation that you need.
You can find a dozen different kinds of Blackened Seasoning Blends. I know because I’ve boughten several. They were either so hot that it’s the only thing you taste or so salty that you feel like a balloon after eating it.
Blackened Seasoning is our go-to flavor for grilled fish and shrimp. Thinking that we would finally find a seasoning that we both liked proved to be futile so we started blending our own. This one here is what we both like. It has a lot less black pepper and salt than you’ll find in some of the other blends. I also use cayenne instead of chili powder because it adds heat but doesn’t take over the other spices.
The spices that I use are always in my kitchen and I always mix up a double batch so we don’t run out as quickly. One thing that I’ve found is that you don’t need a lot of salt in a good blend. Another good thing about experimenting is you can control the heat. John likes HOT food. I would rather have a kick on the back end.
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This Homemade Blackened Seasoning Blend recipe bumps up the flavor of any meat or veggie dish. It's got a great flavor followed by a bit of a kick.
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt Kosher
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp cumin
Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.
Blending your own spices isn’t only delicious and cater to your own tastes, I think they are cheaper. You can buy spices in bulk chick is generally less expensive.
Here are some great shrimp dishes that are just begging for this seasoning!