Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe
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
Pat filets dry with a paper towel, then spray salmon with oil.
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.
Set a carbon steel or cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Once hot add butter and allow to melt and sizzle.
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.
Remove from the skillet and enjoy!
I like to flake my salmon and add it to jasmine rice, salads, and even soups!
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