Blackening Seasoning is a smoky blend of herbs and seasonings. Not too spicy and full of flavor it is great on chicken, fish, shrimp and more.
You guys! Have you ever eaten blackened fish or shrimp or chicken? We recently had THE best blackened fish on our vacation in Hawaii. The whole family agreed that it is now our new favorite way to enjoy fish.
Of course, I set out to make it as soon as we got home. The first part to tackle was the seasoning blend. Sure, you can buy blackening seasoning, but you might just have all the seasonings in your pantry to whip some up right now.
Making your own homemade seasoning blends is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. I love homemade seasoning mixes because they are easy to make. You can make them your own by adding as little or as much of seasonings as you want. Take this Homemade Blackening Seasoning for example. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like but just tweaking the amount of cayenne pepper a little bit.
Let’s talk a little bit more about all of the herbs and seasonings that go into it:
Remember when I said above that making your own seasoning blend is easy? I wasn’t kidding! All you need to do is combine all of the herbs and seasonings together and you’re good to go!
To ensure the best flavor of the seasoning blend, store your blackening seasoning in clean, airtight jars away from heat.
While both hail from Louisiana, and are full of flavor, Cajun seasoning is a bit spicier than blackened.
Blackened food isn’t “burnt”. Instead it is a cooking technique where the protein ( or other ingredient) is dipped in butter and then coated in blackening seasoning. It is then cooked in a hot cast iron skillet until it gets the characteristically dark color.
If you love making your own seasoning blends too, you’ve got to try these:
DIY Cajun Seasoning like blackening seasoning but a bit more of a kick!
Homemade Curry Powder a savory spice blend that is fabulous in soups, rice, vegetable and chicken dishes.
Taco Seasoning perfect for taco night!
Homemade Steak Seasoning this will have your steaks tasting better than a steakhouse!
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