Cajun Blackening Spice for Fish

Cajun-crusted bluefish with almond and parsley couscous
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1/4 cup (serves up to 2)
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This is the traditional seasoning recipe for Cajun Style Blackened Fish. Apply this rub on the fish and place it on an extremely hot cast iron skillet. Trust me when I say that this will be a delicious treat.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL paprika
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL oregano
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL thyme
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon /5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt (sea)

How to Make It

1. Mix together and store in an airtight container, in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months after preparation.

2. To use, simply apply a generous amount of rub onto the flesh of fish. Cook as directed.

3.  Mixture can be made into  a marinade as well.  Add 1/4 cup oil, and either 1/3 cup vinegar (white or cider) or citrus juices (orange, lemon, or lime) to a bowl and whisk together with seasoning rub.