This Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe will be the only the first spice blend in a series of homemade spice / seasoning mixes on Flavor Mosaic, and will provide a zesty kick of Creole flavor for Mardi Gras without being overly salty. Use it on your favorite chicken and fish dishes, including salads, tacos, sandwiches, wraps, etc.
In this recipe, you will learn how to:
- Make your own amazing tasting Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe in only 5 minutes;
- Save money by not buying prepackaged seasoning mixes;
- Reduce the artificial preservatives and chemicals in the food you eat by making your own seasoning mixes.
- Substitute your own spices in the pantry instead of a prepackaged cajun seasoning mix.
- Know which recipes you can make using this Cajun Blackening Seasoning recipe.
I have been wanting to share homemade seasoning mixes for some time. This is the first in what I hope to be a number of homemade spice blends. After all, making your own seasoning mixes with a mosaic of flavors is one of the goals of Flavor Mosaic.
I originally started making my own spice blends when I was told by the doctor that I needed to reduce my sodium intake. At the time it was easier to find low-fat foods than low sodium foods. I did not add extra salt to my food. However, it is included in most packaged or canned food.
By making my own seasoning mixes, such as this Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe, I have been able to reduce my salt intake. You will notice my recipe makes salt optional.
Another benefit to making your own seasoning blend is that you can save money. Most of these seasoning mixes use spices that you most likely have in your pantry. It takes only 5 minutes to make this seasoning mix, and it tastes better than store-bought. I can’t eat packaged Cajun Seasoning Mix because it tastes too salty.
Making your own Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe will also save money, reduce unwanted artificial preservatives and chemicals that are in packaged seasoning blends, and allow you to adjust the seasoning to your taste. Maybe you want to increase the garlic powder or reduce the cayenne to reduce the heat. When you are making the spice mix, you can adjust each seasoning to your taste preference.
In addition, this Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe is healthy, low fat, low or no sodium, and fits into just about any diet plan. I use it for my Cajun Blackened Chicken recipe, pot roast, steaks, fish tacos, and in my Cajun Blackened Catfish and Cajun Blackened salmon recipes. Be sure to sign up to receive Flavor Mosaic recipes by email so you don’t miss it.
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- 1½ tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container. Makes ¼ cup.