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Plate of blackened salmon with dill sauce.

Blackened Salmon

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top + Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Blackened Salmon – an absolutely delicious blackened salmon recipe that is so easy to make! Perfect with dill sauce or in a salad!


Ingredients

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  • 46 6oz salmon fillets, skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon paprika 
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Pat salmon dry with clean paper towel.
  3. Combine blackened seasoning: paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chipotle pepper, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. 
  4. Rub salmon all over with blackened seasoning
  5. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over seasoned salmon; rub into salmon. 
  6. Bring a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.  Add 1 tablespoon of oil; swirl to coat the pan. 
  7. Sear salmon (skin-side up) for approx. 1-3 minutes (or until there is a good char). 
  8. Flip salmon over so skin side is down and place in the oven (middle rack and uncovered).
  9. Let cook 10-14 minutes or until fully cooked (it should flake apart easily with a fork).*
  10. Remove from oven and serve immediately (we love serving with this Salmon Dill Sauce!).

Notes

  • Salmon Dill Sauce: this salmon dill sauce is SO GOOD – highly recommend pairing it with this salmon!
  • Serving Suggestions: we love using this in a Salmon Caesar Salad! Otherwise, serve with roasted broccolini and baked potato or some brown rice.
  • Grill: if you would prefer to grill your salmon simply prepare the salmon as-directed and then grill following the directions in this post!
  • Spice: feel free to add a bit more cayenne pepper if you want it extra spicy.
  • *Internal temp of salmon: fully cooked salmon should reach 145 degrees F. at it’s thickest part (per USDA). If you want a medium finish to your fish then look for a temperature between 125-130 degrees F. 

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