How to Make Homemade Blackening Seasoning

Learn How to Make Your Own Homemade Blackening Seasoning | This is so good...I do my best to meal plan, but sometimes dinner is a little last minute.  A few weeks ago, I asked Alex how he wanted me to prepare the fresh Salmon that we just brought home from the grocery store.  He answered “blackened”.  Well, that sounded great, but the blackening seasoning that I had in the pantry was about two years old and it had some sugar in it.  So in a last minute hustle, I grabbed some spices out of the pantry and came up with my own spice blend!

I’ve done this before with taco seasoning and Montreal Steak seasoning.  Both times the outcome was delicious and I haven’t bought either pre-made since!  This time was no exception.  I made the homemade blackening seasoning without sugar and with organic spices from my pantry and it was delicious!  So good, that a few days later I put it on some shrimp and served them over zoodles – noms!

This recipe makes enough blackening seasoning for a few meals, but if you think you will use it more often, just double or triple the recipe and store it in a glass jar along with your other spices.

This seasoning would be delicious on grilled chicken, fish, shrimp, scallops, pork chops…  Give it a try on your favorite protein!

How to Make Homemade Blackening Seasoning



  1. Add oll of the above ingredients to a glass jar. Put the lid on and shake to mix.
  2. Sprinkle it on your favorite protein, cook or grill, and enjoy!

Learn How to Make Your Own Homemade Blackening Seasoning | This is so good...
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  1. I have never even used blackening seasoning on anything. But this looks simple to mix up and I am thinking to try it sometime this summer when we are grilling. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I used to order anything with blackened chicken on it when I was kid, I can’t wait to start experimenting with this and creating some delicious recipes!

  3. Oh YES! I think my husband would love this! Thank you!

  4. I grew up loving blackened catfish! I need to try this with some local fish, sounds lovely!! Thanks for sharing. What a nostalgic treat!

  5. I love whipping up my own spice mixes. Funnily enough I have never heard of blackening seasoning but I’ve got all the ingredients in my pantry so I’m gonna give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

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