DIY Essentials: Brilliant Blackened Seasoning

Andy Anderson !


This is my go-to recipe for use on shrimp and fish; however, the other day, I tried it on some chicken breasts and it was excellent. The ingredients are common to most pantries, and if you store it in a cool/dry place it should last 4 to 5 months.

Some store-bought brands are heavy on the heat, and way too salty for my tastes. When made at home, you control the heat, and salt; plus, you know exactly what is in it.

If you are using with shrimp, serve with rice, and make it a meal, or serve in a bowl with some dipping sauce, and have at it.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
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  • 3 Tbsp
    hungarian paprika
  • 3 tsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • ·
    cayenne pepper, to taste
  • ·
    kosher salt, to taste

How to Make DIY Essentials: Brilliant Blackened Seasoning


  2. I usually wind up adding about 1/4 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper, and about 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  5. Whisk together until combined, then place in a tightly-sealed container, in a cool/dry place, until ready to use.
  7. One of my favorite ways to use this is on shrimp. I throw some oil in a hot sauté pan, throw in the shrimp, and sprinkle on the seasoning, until coated. Toss in the hot pan for 4 – 5 minutes, and serve with rice and a few lime wedges. Enjoy.
  8. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About DIY Essentials: Brilliant Blackened Seasoning

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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