This Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe will be 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.
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 blackened seasoning mix.
- Know which recipes you can make using this Cajun Blackening Seasoning recipe.
What’s In Blackened Seasoning?
The good news is that you can easily make Blackened Seasoning from ingredients you likely already have in your spice rack at home. You’ll need the following spices to make Blackened Seasoning: paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and salt.
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.
What’s Not In Blackened Seasoning?
No Artificial Flavors or Ingredients
When you make your own spices you know what is in that spice blend and what is not. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives or anything else you don’t want.
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 Blackened 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 to me.
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.
Customize The Blackened 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. It is very customizable to your taste preferences.
Cajun Blackened Seasoning Fits into All Diet Plans
In addition, this Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe is healthy, low fat, low or no sodium, and fits into just about any diet plan.
Whether you are vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, or Keto, this Cajun Blackened Seasoning fits into your diet.
Watch the video above to learn how to make Cajun Blackened Seasoning.
How To Make Blackened Seasoning
- In a bowl combine the following spices and seasonings. Scroll down for printable recipes for specific amounts.
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Thyme
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Stir all the spices together.
- Store in an airtight container.
What Recipes Can I Make Using Cajun Blackened Seasoning
I use it for my Cajun Blackened Chicken recipe, pot roast, steaks, fish tacos, and in my Cajun Blackened Catfish, Cajun Blackened salmon, and Blackened Fish Tacos recipes. Be sure to sign up to receive Flavor Mosaic recipes by email so you don’t miss it.
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Cajun Blackening Seasoning Recipe
- 1 1/2 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 1/4 cup.
- Customize 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. It is very customizable to your taste preferences.
- Be sure to check out the other seasoning mixes on Flavor Mosaic, such as Chicken Seasoning, Fajita Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, and Greek Seasoning.