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Blackening Seasoning


What is so hard about a company making premixed spices without additives? I make my own taco seasoning and let it sit in my cupboard for a while so why can’t they make spice packets with simple ingredients as well? I had been wanting to try blackening fish for a while but I recently threw out my blackening seasoning. I bought it a while back and (stupidly) didn’t check the label since it was a brand ive used and trusted before. Well this time it had “natural flavorings” in it, and who really knows what that means? I tossed it out and attempted my own. I have to say it turned out great on some seared tuna. I can’t wait to try it on some salmon and chicken.

Blackening Rub

will season 2 lbs of meat

1 Tbs paprika

1/2-3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp basil

scant 1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/8 tsp cayenne (or less if you don’t want it spicy)


Mix all together. Rinse meat with water then pat slightly or use marinated meat so that it is a little wet before dipping into the seasonings. Cover both sides of meat and cook on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes a side in a Tbs of olive oil. If meat isn’t quite done yet, turn down to medium-low and cook until desired doneness.

Make sure your vent fan is on or a window is open because it may get a little smoky depending on how long you need to cook your meat of choice.