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Blackened Fish Seasoning Blend Recipe

Just the right amount of 'heat' makes this blend perfect for seasoning blackened fish. Use 1/2 (about 7 tablespoons) of this blend for my Cajun Blackened Fish Recipe then enjoy the rest to season many other dishes.

  • Lightly sprinkle on French fried potatoes the second they come out of the fryer for 'Kicked-up' Fries!

  • Blend with Panko bread crumbs for a spicy breading for fried chicken tenders.

  • Great as a seasoning for grilled chicken, shrimp, beef, or vegetables.

  • Use in soups, stews, or marinades too!


  • Please review the Cook's Notes for tips on working with homemade seasoning blends.

    Makes 3/4 cups

    2 tablespoons sweet paprika
    1 tablespoons sea salt* or to taste
    2 tablespoons onion granules
    2 tablespoons garlic granules
    2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground pepper
    2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
    2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed

    Combine all of the herbs and spices in a bowl and blend with a spoon or a wire whisk. Put the seasoning blend in a container with a tight fitting lid and store in a cupboard, away from heat and light. Shake or stir to re-blend before each use.

    Cook's Notes

    *The original recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of SEA SALT (medium grain). However, due to the mineral content, some Sea Salts are saltier than others. Therefore, I have reduced the amount of sea salt in half. In addition, if you use table salt, due to the difference in grain size, you may want to reduce the salt a little more. As with all seasonings, you need to use you taster as your guide!

    To taste test seasonings, shake or stir to blend well, then sprinkle a little on a slice of cucumber or tomato. Give it a taste and adjust as necessary.

    For a finer texture, pour all ingredients in a food processor and pulse several times. I have an inexpensive electric coffee grinder that I use exclusively for grinding herbs and spices. It is handier to use than a bulky food processor and just requires a quick wipe with a paper towel to clean!

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