Blackening Spice

Blackening Spice
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion power
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and store in an airtight container.

Makes about 1/2 cup seasoning. This recipe is great on everything! Any time a recipe calls for salt and pepper, you can subsitute blackening spice. For a tangy snack try it sprinkled on peeled, cut cucumber. More suggestions for how to use blackening spice:

Blackened Fish or Chicken:  Generously brush both sides of fish fillets or thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts with melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with Blackening Seasoning; set aside. Heat cast iron skillet on high heat until very hot. Place fish or chicken in hot skillet. Cook 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side or until charred and cooked through.

Blackening seasoning also tastes good on roasted potatoes or mixed into mayo for a savory spread for burgers, wraps, and sandwiches!

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