The Magic Blackening Spice

One of my go-tos for simple rubs (“insert joke here”) that really kick starts any protein dish is a blackening spice.  This can transform a simple snapper fillet, stewed beef, chicken thighs, pizza or Quesadilla into something amazing.Magic Blackening Spice

I put this spice mix together after watching an episode of  the Food Network Canada show “Crash My Kitchen”.  Chef Corbin Tomaszeski helped a yuppie techie guy get out of his rut of frozen dinners by introducing fresh ingredients that was kicked up a notch with this blackening spice.

Here are the ingredients to make a batch that you can store and reuse:
– 2 tbs onion powder
– 2 tbs garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
– 1 tsp chilli powder
– 2 tbs paprika
– 1 tsp cayenne pepper
– 1 tbs black pepper

Once you have this base, you can modify it just a touch for certain dishes.   For example, to roast some ribs add some brown sugar and cinnamon; or add cumin to fish or prawns if you are feelin’ a curry kick .

Ahhh, enjoy the black magic!


3 thoughts on “The Magic Blackening Spice

  1. Pingback: Jamie Oliver Inspiration: Spicy Braised Mutton « The Kitchen Bachelor

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