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Blackened Salmon


Posted: February 26

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Blackened Salmon is a classic and easy way to enjoy salmon, and the spices in this recipe add a flavorful Cajun twist! This fish is perfectly seasoned with additions like smoky paprika, spicy cayenne powder, and earthy dried thyme. Blackened Salmon is so juicy, savory, and delicious, it will become your go-to fish recipe, especially during the week!


Ingredients

2 tablespoons ground paprika
1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
4 salmon filets, skin and bones removed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and divided

Directions

Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, add together the paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, oregano, and basil.

Step 2

Brush the salmon filets on both sides with 1/4 cup of the butter.

Step 3

Sprinkle the filets evenly with the seasoning mixture.

Step 4

Drizzle 1/2 of the remaining butter on one side of each of the salmon filets.

Step 5

In a large, heavy skillet over high heat, cook the salmon, placing the salmon butter side down, until blackened, about 2-5 minutes.

Step 6

Turn the filets and drizzle with the remaining butter.

Step 7

Continue cooking until the salmon has blackened and the fish has easily flaked apart with a fork.

Step 8

Serve hot.


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