I love to try and figure out what is in a mixed seasoning or spice mixture. Here I think I come pretty close to the infamous Emeril’s spicy Blackened Meat Seasoning. Check out my new video to see how easy it is to make.
Blackened Meat Seasoning
It is super easy to create your own spice blend, and this Copycat Emeril’s Blackened Meat Seasoning is no exception. Besides keeping the level of salt that typically is added as filler in most store bought versions down, you know exactly what goes into this. And this one is a fantastic, spiced cajun classic.
How to make my Copycat Emeril’s Blackened Meat Seasoning
In a skillet over high heat toast the cumin and coriander seeds for 2 minutes. This brings out the essential oils in the spices.
In a spice grinder blend the toasted cumin and coriander with the dried oregano and red pepper flakes, pulsing a couple times. Pour spices from grinder into a bowl and add the other ingredients. Whisk together to mix well.
Store in a air tight container. That’s it people. Simple right?
What to use this on?
I like to use this on chunks of filet or rib eye steaks.
Here I cubed up some beef filet tenderloin, drizzled with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and tossed with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the blackened meat seasoning.
Get a cast iron skill (or your favorite skillet) screaming hot and quickly flash sear the cubed beef. Serve with a baked potato and salad and you’re set. Be sure to keep the kitchen well ventilated as this creates a bit of smoke when searing the beef. Enjoy!
Other great spice blends
- Copycat Montreal Seasoning
This Copycat Montreal Seasoning recipe is made with pantry spices, dill seed, and orange zest. Without the loaded salt, this is perfect on grilled meats.
- All Purpose Adobo Seasoning
Adobo seasoning is easily made with 5 pantry staples like garlic powder, oregano and turmeric. Think of this as the Latin all purpose seasoning salt!
- Lebanese Spice Blend
My Lebanese spice blend is a blend of cinnamon, salt, black pepper, nutmeg and allspice. Perfect as a dry rub for grilling meat or in soups and stews.
- Cajun Seasoning Blend
This spicy Cajun Seasoning Blend will remind you of New Orleans, is made with pantry spices already on hand and without all the extra salt from store bought.
- Steak Fajitas Seasoning
My blend uses pantry staples like chili powder, black pepper, cumin and red pepper flakes to pack that flavor punch.
Copycat Emeril's Blackened Meat Seasoning
- 2 tbsp cumin seeds (toasted lightly to bring out the oils)
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds (toasted lightly to bring out the oils)
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp sea salt (or kosher salt)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp fresh black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- In a skillet over high heat toast the cumin and coriander seeds for 2 minutes.
- In a spice grinder (See Note 1) blend the toasted cumin and coriander with the dried oregano and red pepper flakes, pulsing a couple times.
- Pour spices from grinder into a bowl and add the other ingredients. Whisk together to mix well. Store in a air tight container.