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Blackened Fish and Salmon Seasoning

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This Blackened Fish and Salmon Seasoning is a flavorful mixture of herbs and spices. The rub includes a combination of smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Apply this blend to create a crispy, spicy crust on the outside of the fish while keeping the inside tender and moist.

homemade Cajun seasoning spices in separate white bowls

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What is Blackening

Blackened food is food that has been cooked or grilled until the outside has turned black or dark brown in color. This technique is achieved by using high heat and dry cooking such as grilling or pan-searing.

Blackened meals are common in Cajun and Creole cuisine. The food is coated with a spice blend (usually meat or fish). The blend of spices creates a charred, crispy coating on the outside of the food, while the inside remains moist and tender.

Blackened food should not be confused with burnt food, which is overcooked to the point of being charred and often inedible. When done correctly, the food has a flavorful crust, while being cooked to a safe internal temperature.

Key Ingredients

Is it Spicy?

It can be spicy, depending on the amount of cayenne pepper used in the blend. Cayenne pepper adds heat and spice to the dish. However, the level of spiciness can be adjusted to individual taste preferences by using less pepper if desired.

blackened salmon seasoning

How to Make Blackened Fish and Salmon Seasoning

Full detailed instructions are below in the recipe card.

  1. Combine paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Store in a dry place.

How to Store the Seasoning

Store it in an airtight container and in a dry place.

How Long it Will Last

The blend will last for 6 months.

Pair With these Recipes

Cajun Salmon
Air Fryer Salmon (15-Minute Recipe)
Baked Salmon Stuffed with Crab Meat
Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
Air Fryer Cod
Shrimp Tacos
Fish and Grits
Blackened Catfish
Blackened Shrimp

blackened salmon seasoning

Blackened Fish and Salmon Seasoning

This Blackened Fish and Salmon Seasoning is a flavorful mixture of herbs and spices. The rub includes a combination of smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Apply this blend to create a crispy, spicy crust on the outside of the fish while keeping the inside tender and moist.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course seasoning, spice blend, spices
Cuisine Cajun, Creole
Servings 10 teaspoons
Calories 5 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the spices and seasoning. Store in a sealed jar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoonCalories: 5kcalCarbohydrates: 1g
Keyword blackened fish seasoning, blackened salmon seasoning, blackened seasoning
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