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Homemade Cajun Blackening Seasoning

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This Homemade Cajun Blackening Seasoning recipe is a must-have if you are looking to take your Southern cooking to the next level!

HOMEMADE CAJUN BLACKENING SEASONING RECIPE

If you ever walked down the cereal aisle with a child that has peanut and tree nut allergies, you understand how frustrating it can be. Even if there aren’t nuts included in a product as an ingredient, there is frequently the warning that the item was manufactured in the same facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts. In our household, that immediately disqualifies that product from entering our shopping cart.

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WHAT IS BLACKENING SEASONING?

Cajun seasoning has a distinct Louisiana-style quality to it. The spices bring a lot of heat and bold flavors to the pan. And when you use it for blackening seasoning, there is an added depth to the flavors when you add a little bit of char to the mix.

What is blackening? Glad you asked! Blackening is a method of cooking where you take herbs and spices and dry rub meat of almost any kind. Then you sautee the meat in a heavy skillet, usually with butter, almost to the point of burning. The high heat and added cook time really bring the spices to the forefront.

WHAT DOES THIS CAJUN BLACKENING SEASONING TASTE LIKE?

This blackening seasoning tastes very similar to most Cajun seasonings, however, it’s how you use it, in blackening that matters. I find that blackening seasonings tend to be less spicy in a taste test. But when used in cooking/blackening they have a “pepperier” quality to them.

THE BEST HOMEMADE CAJUN BLACKENING SEASONING INGREDIENTS

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CAJUN BLACKENED SEASONING RECIPE

Get ready to be enjoying Cajun flavors in just a couple of minutes!

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Using a small whisk, or fork, stir all the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Use promptly, or store in an airtight container for future use.
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CAN YOU MAKE THIS BLACKENING SEASONING AHEAD OF TIME?

Absolutely! I like to have a jar of this all sorts of homemade spices and seasoning on hand for whenever the craving strikes. As a rule of thumb, when making spice blends: the earliest expiration date on your ingredients is now the new expiration date for your homemade Cajun blackened seasoning.

CAN YOU FREEZE CAJUN BLACKENING SEASONING?

Though it is not necessary to freeze this Cajun spice blend, you can store it in the freezer. If you do, make sure it is an airtight, freezer-safe container to keep the original flavors fresh.

WHAT TO SERVE USING CAJUN BLACKENING SEASONING?

Cajun flavors are very versatile! If you are looking to expand your Cajun recipe horizons, make sure you check out these tasty dishes:

WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE THE BEST BLACKENING SEASONING AT HOME?

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Homemade Cajun Blackening Seasoning

This Homemade Cajun Blackening Seasoning recipe is a must-have if you are looking to take your Southern cooking to the next level!
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Servings: 1 5.7 oz jar
Author: House Hunk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Using a small whisk, or fork, stir all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Use promptly, or store in an airtight container for future use.
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