Blackened Seasoning (Cajun/Creole)
Updated: Jan 21, 2021
If you’re ever craving a spicier seasoning blend and want a taste of Cajun or Creole, look no further than this blackened seasoning. This blend has a bit of a kick and is extremely versatile.
Although the most traditional use is seasoning shrimp and fish, this blend can really be used for anything from chicken to vegetables.
Prep Time: 3-5 minutes
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika (you can use any flavor preference: hot, mild, sweet, etc. You can also use regular paprika if that’s all you have but the smoked paprika adds a nice touch of smoky flavor)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more for more heat, remove for less)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a bowl until evenly mixed. Store in a cool, dry place.
Note: This will stay good in an airtight container for multiple months.
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