Cajun Blackened Spice Mix And Blackened Fish

Cajun Blackened Spice Mix And Blackened Fish

12 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes; part of Hot and Spicy collection

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1 tb Paprika
2 1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Onion powder
1 ts Garlic powder
1 ts Cayenne pepper
3/4 ts White pepper
3/4 ts Black pepper
1/2 ts Thyme
1/2 ts Oregano
1/4 ts Sage

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Mix all spices together and store in a tight jar. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in cast iron skillet on medium high heat until very hot, but not quite smoking. Rinse fish fillets and pat dry with paper towel. Rub a little oil on both sides of the fish and sprinkle spice mix on both sides (generously, if you like it hot). Sear the fish in the hot oil for about 1 minute. Flip it and cook the other side. If the fillets are thick, you may need to lower the heat and cover to fully cook the fish. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Works great on boneless pork chops too! Blackened, not burnt at all, still juicy inside.

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Loved this rub. I made a half batch and put in only 1/2 tsp salt which was just the right amount. Only thing I left out was the sage. I used it for tilapia and will definitely continue to make this rub.
Fergcx1 1m ago

Sherrens 4m ago

I used 1/4 tsp of the cayenne. Otherwise as stated. It was very tasty.
achisholm 5m ago

Very good! I used this rub on Cod. Very yummy, but a tad bit too spicy.
ericalbell213 2y ago

used the spices and herbs on a whole chicken...taste great!! Put some tanglad leaves inside the chicken... :D yummy!!
meaboggs914 2y ago

New family fav!!!!!
sharongoodman 3y ago

I used this rub on grilled chicken, after I was no longer able to find a good store-bought blackened season. This is a great recipe. Very spicy (not a bad thing for me, but I'll probably dial it back next time for the kids), but just a bit too salty. I'll use less than listed next time. Otherwise, it's damn near perfect.
dakotarussell 3y ago

Very yummy! This was an amazing recipe but almost blew up my mouth with its spiciness! But if you like spicy you should definitely add it to your repertoire!
ccdbean 3y ago

Finally - the rub I have been looking for. Perfect!!
Buchanmi 4y ago

Way too salty! But good and spicy. Will try again using only 1 tsp of salt.
Decar48 4y ago

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