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Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe
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5 from 18 votes

Homemade Blackening Seasoning Recipe

Use this piquant homemade blackening seasoning recipe to blacken anything from fish and shrimp to poultry, beef and more. Time to wake up those taste buds!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Main Course, Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, creole, recipe, seasonings, spicy
Servings: 16 teaspoons
Calories: 6kcal


  • 2 tablespoon smoked paprika or use regular paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder use more for a spicier blend
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Make sure it is blended evenly.
  • Store in airtight containers and use as needed.


Makes about 3 ounces, just under ½ a cup. 
Heat Factor: Mild-Medium, though you can heat things up with extra cayenne pepper, or use a spicier chili flake or powder in the mix.


Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 32mg | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg