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Blackening Seasoning

My old restaurant, T.G. Armadillos in Harrisonburg Va.  served cajun and tex-mex food.  We had to come up with a really good blackening season to prove that we knew what we were doing.  I experimented on several but this was always the favorite.  It also happens to be really easy.  Just sprinkle it on your meat and throw it in a hot cast-iron pan.  Everyone will think you’re a pro.


What you need;

  • 5 TB. Paprika
  • 5 tsp. Salt
  • 5 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 5 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 5 tsp. Cayenne
  • 5 tsp. White Pepper
  • 5 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dill

What you do:

1. Mix all the ingredients and store.


I used this in my cajun restaurant to rave reviews.  We used it on every meat and even tofu!  You can mix a little bit into an oil and vinegar dressing to really wake it up

This is going to be pretty hot but you can decrease the amount of white pepper quite a bit if the heat is getting to you.  You can decrease the red pepper too.