This is a traditional seasoning recipe for Cajun Style Blackened Fish.
As with any good blackening mix, it should not be really spicy hot, but rather balanced in a combination of good seasonings and flavor.
It is also good on various meats - just vary the ingredients according to the type of meat.
Blackening Cajun Seasoning
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping teaspoon onion powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder -optional
1/4 teaspoon ground dried sage -optional
For Fish: Dip fish in melted butter and sprinkle this rub on both sides of the fish and place it on an extremely hot (about 600°F) cast iron skillet. Cook until fish flakes with a fork (about 4 minutes for a 1/2-inch thick fillet) and juices are translucent. Store unused seasoning in an air-tight container.