I love "blackened" seasoning on fish, chicken, steak, shrimp .... yum! I like to make a large batch so I can just use it whenever I want. Not too spicy, and so very lively!
1/4 cup ground black pepper
3 tablespoons coarse sea salt, or 2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons paprika of choice
2 tablespoons chili powder of choice, or if you want it hot - cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine everything in a glass, airtight container; shake vigorously to combine; store up to 3 months at room temperature.
Yield: 1 cup spice mix.