Blackened Fish – Spice Rub Recipe

I make up random spice mixes all the time to put on fish, chicken, pork, and steak. You really can’t go wrong if you keep the following in mind:

1) What YOU like!

2) What meat you are serving.

3) What else you are serving.

This is a simple, not too spicy, blackened seasoning I like to use on fish like tuna that I intend to just sear in a very hot pan.

Level of Difficulty: Easy Time Required: Prep Time – 5min, Cook Time – 4 min

Ingredients for Blackening Spice:

1t cayenne

1t sweet paprika

2t garlic powder

2t chili powder

1t Kosher salt

1t black pepper

Hot to make your own blackened spice rub:

Just mix them together. The above quantities are enough for 2 well seasoned pieces of meat.

Blackened Fish:

Place this on a couple of nice tuna steaks and sear in some oil for about 2 minutes a side on high heat. Slice and serve. Top with something fresh like a tomato or fruit based salsa.

Same thing for really any piece of fish. Really should not take more than 2 minutes per side.

Picture is of blackened tuna topped with cowboy caviar and served with spinach and feta stuffed portabella mushrooms.

seared tuna with stuffed mushroom

Important Tips:

Make more if you like and save it. I don’t do this because I like to change things up and how I feel from day to day changes. Also note that I never actually measure these quantities. It’s just a feel thing.


Whatever YOU like!!! Seriously, trust yourself.

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