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  • David Skarin

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.


Fast Facts

Category: Seasoning

Prep Time: 3-5 minutes


Ingredient List

  • 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

Supply List



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.

Lessons Learned (Note: I will update this section to include your lessons learned from the comment section)


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