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Blackened Seasoning for Fish or Chicken

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Blackened Fish

Blackened Fish

Photo: Diana Rattray
Recipe for blackened seasoning for fish or chicken.


  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 4 teaspoons dried leaf thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Place all ingredients in a jar and store in a cool dark place. Shake jar well before each use.

Over low heat, melt about 3 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet (enough butter to cover fish and the bottom of the pan). As soon as the butter is melted, place the fish in the pan, flipping it over to cover both sides with butter. Then generously coat the fish with the seasoning, flip over again and coat the other side with seasoning.
Now turn up the heat to medium-high and cook on one side until blackened and somewhat crispy. Flip over and cook the other side. Add a little more butter whenever necessary. Thanks to Liz for sharing this recipe.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Excellent, Member anonymouswon

I made this last night with Salmon... with a few changes and it was excellent. I added more cayenne and didn't have any nutmeg. I avoid butter so.... I coated the fish with olive oil then coated with the mix. I put on the grill - 2 minutes, flip, 2 minutes, flip, 2 minutes, flip and shut off the grill. Remove after two minutes.

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