Flavor-packed, smoky, and powerful spice blends are all you need to make well-seasoned meat, fish, or poultry. So, here’s a great homemade blackened seasoning recipe that you can easily throw together.

If you ever run out of your store-bought blackened seasoning jar or additive-filled premade seasonings are not your thing, our recipe can be the best specialty for you. This is a flavorful, MSG-free formula that can be made in a matter of 10 minutes! So, let’s get started.

The Ultimate Homemade Blackened Seasoning Recipe Made From Scratch

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Recipe by SpiceRally

5-6 tbsp

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Our version of blackened seasoning is fresh and incredibly versatile than any of those you usually buy from the store. You can use this with chicken, lamb, shrimp, and fish- the possibilities are simply endless!

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  • 1 tbsp 1 Smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp 1 Regular paprika

  • 1 tbsp 1 Onion powder

  • 2 tsp 2 Garlic powder

  • 1 tsp 1 Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 Cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 Dried oregano

  • 1 tsp 1 Dried thyme

  • 1 tsp 1 Dried basil

  • Other ingredients:
  • 1 tsp 1 Fine sea salt or kosher salt

  • Equipment
  • 1 1 Mixing bowl

  • 1 1 Spice grinder/ food processor

  • Spoons

  • 1 1 An air-tight glass jar/container


  • Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • If you feel like the mix is too coarse, pour the content into the jar of your spice grinder or the food processor and pulse a few times until you get the desired texture.
  • Use it with your dishes immediately, or store it in a tightly-sealed glass container until you need it.

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  • Although we have included salt in our recipe, you can totally skip it if you don’t want salt in yours.
  • Increase the hotness in your batch by increasing the amount of cayenne pepper used. And if you need it to be super hot and spicy, substitute hot paprika in place of regular paprika or use about a teaspoon of red chili flakes.
  • Throw in a dash of light brown sugar if you wish to have a complementary flavor.
  • This reasoning blend will stay fresh and flavorful when appropriately stored in a well-fitting glass container and kept in a cool, dry, dark place. Make sure to use new spices and herbs since the freshness of your ingredients directly affects the longevity of your blend.

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What blackened seasoning actually is, and what ingredients make it so flavorful? So, if you need answers to all your questions regarding this blend, click on this link and refer to our detailed article.

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