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Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe

Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe


2 Servings
Serving Size:172g
  • 10 oz center cut salmon
    • wild is preferred
  • spray olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    • Note: add more/less depending on your heat tolerance
  • 2 teaspoons butter
Note Substitution * Optional


Step 1

Pat filets dry with a paper towel, then spray salmon with oil.

Step 2

Rub the spice mix all over the salmon, even the skin.  Do not worry if it looks clumpy, just spread it out as best as possible.

Step 3

Set a carbon steel or cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat.  Once hot add butter and allow to melt and sizzle.

Step 4

Place the salmon skin-side up in the skillet so the top sears.  Sear for 3 – 5 minutes, or until blackened marks appear and the salmon can easily be lifted off the skillet.

Flip it over and cook it the rest of the way, about 6 – 8 minutes.

Careful not to overcook the salmon – when a white substance, albumin, seeps out the side it means the salmon is ready and overcooked.

Step 5

Remove from the skillet and enjoy!  Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe

Step 6

I like to flake my salmon and add it to jasmine rice, salads, and even soups!

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Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min
# of servings2
Serving Size:172g

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!