Blackened Seasoning

Homemade Blackened Seasoning with Smoked Paprika.

The Best Blackened Seasoning

One of the best seasonings that I would recommend to anyone the loves southern food with lot’s of flavor is this Blackened Seasoning. It falls right between Cajun Seasoning and Creole, just not as spicy as Cajun or as Salty as Creole but a nice balance of dried herbs with all of the other common ingredients like paprika, onion, garlic and pepper. It goes great on meats like chicken or barbecued pork ribs, it’s amazing on fish and shrimp and I’ve also created some amazing pasta recipes with this seasoning as well. This recipe is what I used for seasoning in my last video recipe, “Ribeye Chicken Fried Steak“, and I promised that I would show you how to make your own today.

My homemade remedy of ingredients to make Blackened Seasoning.

Blackened Seasoning Hacks

If I’m completely honest about my Blackened Seasoning recipe, I don’t make it exactly the way I tell you in the video or in the ingredients below. The ingredients I list down below make a phenomenal seasoning but it’s not exactly what I do. For example, instead of sea salt, which is great, I use Himalayan Salt because my mother in law gave me a ton of it for Christmas. Instead of just using dried Thyme, I use Italian Seasoning which adds 4 more earthy ingredients including Basil. Some folks add Basil to their Blackened Seasoning anyway so why not throw in Rosemary and marjoram, too. It already has the Oregano.

Blackened Seasoning Ingredients:

3 tbsp Smoked Paprika
2 tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Dried Thyme
1 tsp Mexican Oregano
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

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Poor Man's Gourmet Kitchen

I'm just a regular guy in search of his bliss and I find that bliss in food and all of its many cultural differences. A very seasoned and experience chef taught me how to use my pallet to best serve and prepare a dish with all of its natural flavors from other foods before ever introducing “forced flavoring”, such as salt. My goal isn’t just to teach how to incorporate these products into simple gourmet dishes but to show, how easy, it can be done from anyone's Kitchen with cheaper, convenient substitutions that will not only blow your mind, but insure that most no one will be able to ever tell the difference! Welcome to The Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!

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