My boyfriend loves blackened food. I want to introduce him to shrimp and grits and have seen a lot of recipes for blackened shrimp and grits. I don't have time to go all around town finding blackening spice blends, I assume there won't be a lot out there since blackening is no longer all the rage. What is in blackening spice and does anyone have their own special mixture they make? He is kind of blue so his favorite food might cheer him up. OTOH he might end up blackened and blue. lol Thanks
Chef Paul Prudhomme is one of the best known pioneers so to speak when it comes to Cajun seasonings. He markets several different types of blackening seasoning blends. I like the Blackened Redfish Magic. Its a great all around blackening seasoning and additional heat can be easily added if desired. It can be purchased online and Restaurant Depot also carries 24 oz cans of it.
and a tiny bit of ground cumin
Thyme would work as well