I am obsessed with blackened seasoning lately! Every time I go to a restaurant that is how I order my fish. BUT I realized, now that I am doing Weight Watchers, that the way it is made in a restaurant isn’t necessarily the healthiest way. The spices are most likely the same but the technique is to dip in butter or oil, season and then broil or fry in a pan to blacken the seasonings. For me, it’s not really about the technique. It’s about being healthy and the flavor. Butter and oil are not my friend on Weight Watchers if I am not in control of how much I’m consuming.
Anyway, long story short, I’ve searched for a recipe, looked at a few online and came up with this (which is probably just like a lot of other peoples).
Variations of Homemade Blackened Seasoning
As I said, I looked at a lot of recipes for blackened seasoning before making this one. Here are a few variations I found that you may want to try:
- Julie Blanner blends some wonderful spices for her Blackened Seasoning Blend. She lists ingredients, substitutions, and several options for recipes.
- Whip up your very own jar of blackened seasoning in less than 5 minutes with Grandbaby Cakes directions. Blackened Shrimp Nachos, anyone?
- Recipes From a Pantry boasts her recipe is “Suitable for vegan, gluten-free, low carb, Keto, paleo and Whole30 diets. Weight Watchers points included.” Win-Win!
What Can You Put Blackened Season On?
These spices are versatile so the sky is the limit! You can put it on fish, chicken, beef, pork, or lamb. If you are looking for specific recipes, here are some I found when searching the Internet:
Blackened Fish Recipes
- Mahi Mahi is my favorite and our very own recipe
- Cooking Classy has an easy blackened salmon
- Home & Plate makes a great cast iron blackened grouper
Blackened Chicken Recipes
Any kind of chicken works well with blackened seasoning although I prefer boneless skinless chicken breast.
- Chelsea’s Messy Apron has a great blackened chicken recipe
- Lauren From Scratch has yummy blackened chicken wings
Blackened Beef Recipes
- Slender Kitchen blackened steak is mouthwatering
- From a Chef’s Kitchen has awesome Buttery Blackened Steak Bites with Gorgonzola
Blackened Pork Recipes
- Chef Garvin’s Pan Seared Blackened Pork Chops are out of this world
- Lake Geneva Country Meals has a blackened pork tenderloin that is really juicy
Storage of Homemade Blackened Seasoning
This recipe makes a lot. So make sure to store in an air tight container. You can purchase containers from Amazon. They have a lot of spice containers that are affordable. I happened to luck out and empty my garlic powder spice container when making this recipe so I just relabeled it BLACKENED and voila! You could also use a regular container and spoon out your seasoning when ready. Whatever you choose, just make sure it’s air tight.
Purchasing Blackened Seasoning
And if you don’t want to make blackened seasoning and just want to purchase it, there are a bunch of different options. I’ll admit, for a couple months I searched at my grocery stores and didn’t find one. I’m not saying they aren’t there. I just didn’t find one because I was in a hurry, maybe wasn’t looking in the right place, etc. If you want to purchase, here are a few brands you could try:
- Atlantic Spice Company offers Blackened Blend by the pound. This is a great way to stock your pantry!
- Of course, we can’t omit Amazon when considering purchases. Lots of variations here. Jerk, Cajun, etc.
- Finding Blackened Seasoning truly isn’t difficult. Walmart carries Zatarain’s brand!
- Another online supplier is Fiesta Spices. I haven’t tried this one yet. Please let me know if you do.