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In my house, blackening seasoning is a staple. I use it ALL the time in just about anything from soups, to salad dressings, to chicken, beef and fish, to casseroles, and much more!
I used to purchase the seasoning blend, but once I started paying attention to the ingredients, I decided that I should just make my own to avoid any preservatives, anti-caking agents, and MSG. Plus, it's a lot cheaper. I started experimenting and quickly realized how easy it is – I already had all of the ingredients that I needed on hand.
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Homemade Blackened Seasoning
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- 4 tablespoons smoked paprika (sweet or smoked – either or both will work)
- 4 tablespoons onion powder
- 4 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 6 teaspoons sea salt
- 4 teaspoons black pepper
- 4 teaspoons white pepper
- 4 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 1/8 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Stir all of the ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight container. This makes a pretty large batch, so if you don't anticipate using it quickly, I would recommend cutting it in half or quarters for a smaller batch. I make a big batch because we use it in everything!