Filed under: and Sauces
After I made pasta last week, I’ve been thinking about trying to make more of our food completely from scratch. My husband and I don’t really believe in New Years resolutions. If we want to change something, we think we just do it.
So in the spirit of a non-resolution, I’ve resolved to make more things from scratch 🙂
After all, homemade is usually healthier and tastes better. I think that is true with my blackening spice blend. I used lemon salt to cut down on the amount of sodium that is typical in store bought spice mixtures and then I could control the amount of each spice so that the blend was to our liking.
I just went into the pantry and grabbed all the spices I thought ought to be in a blackening blend and started playing with proportions of each until it was just the right amount of salt, flavor and heat.
Of course, this was just the blend that I thought would suit our tastes best, but feel free to add/subtract/change any of the spices 🙂
Blackening Spice Blend
½ tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon lemon salt*
3 tablespoons black pepper
3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cayenne
1 ½ tablespoon thyme
3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons onion powder
Blend all of the ingredients and adjust for taste. Store in an airtight container.
*lemon salt is pretty easy to find here and usually sold by the kilo, but I had never seen it before coming toBahrain. I’m sure it could be found at a specialty store like whole foods or maybe an ethnic market.