Reveal the “original” Blackened Salmon easy recipe

Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! I’m Tracy Hilton, and I’m thrilled to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes that perfectly embodies the comforting flavors of the season: Blackened Salmon. Picture this: succulent salmon fillets, generously coated in a harmonious blend of spices, seared to perfection to create a tantalizing crust that locks in all the juicy goodness. With each bite, you’ll experience a symphony of flavors – smoky, spicy, and oh-so-satisfying. But beyond its delectable taste, there’s something truly special about this dish. It’s not just about nourishing our bodies; it’s about feeding our souls with warmth and comfort during these crisp autumn evenings. Join me on this culinary journey as we dive into the art of making Blackened Salmon and discover the magic it brings to our tables and our hearts. So grab your aprons and let’s get cooking!

Blackened Salmon
Gather ’round for a feast that wows: blackened salmon takes center stage.

Blackened Salmon Recipes

Reveal The &Quot;Original&Quot; Blackened Salmon Easy Recipe 1

Blackened Salmon

This recipe for Blackened Salmon is an excellent choice for a weeknight dinner that boasts bold flavors. It can easily be prepared for a single serving or for a group. This dish is quick and easy to prepare, and delivers on flavor. It's also easy enough for a busy weeknight, yet special enough to serve to guests. For additional information, watch the instructional video below. For a delicious, healthy dish, use fresh ingredients whenever possible, such as smoked salmon.
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Course: Main dishes, Party
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: salmon
CookingStyle: Baking, Grilling
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Tracy Hilton
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For the spice rub


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Heat the coriander seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, for a few until they are fragrant. Allow to cool for a few minutes and grind in a small grinder. You can also use a mortar and pestle for this purpose. Add the remaining spices, salt and lemon zest, and mix well.
  • Coat the salmon fillets on both sides with the spice rub.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the salmon fillets for about 2 minutes per side. Place the pan in the oven to finish cooking for just 4-6 minutes depending on thickness. You want the salmon to be barely cooked in the center.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.



For a delicious Blackened salmon meal, choose fillets that have been bone-free. If you have a sensitive palate, you may want to skip the cayenne pepper. It's best to remove the skin and bones before applying the dry rub. However, if you prefer a milder flavor, the salmon can be coated with a mixture of spices. It should be accompanied by a salad or a green salad.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 930mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1797IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg

Alternative Method: Oven-Baked Blackened Salmon

Blackened Salmon
Spice it up: craft your own blackening spice blend for blackened salmon

Preparation for a mouthwatering dish like Blackened Salmon begins with setting the stage just right. As the oven preheats to a toasty 375°F (190°C), I can already sense the anticipation building in the kitchen. With the rack nestled in the middle position and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or greased ever so lightly, it’s time to embark on the culinary journey. Each salmon fillet is carefully attended to, brushed with a loving coat of olive oil to ensure a perfect marriage of flavors. Then comes the transformative moment – the sprinkle of the blackening spice blend, each aromatic grain pressed gently onto the surface of the fillets. As the seasoned salmon finds its place on the prepared baking sheet, I can’t help but feel a surge of excitement for what’s to come. A final touch of melted butter drizzled over the fillets promises to seal in all the savory goodness. Into the oven they go, a symphony of flavors slowly unfolding as they bake to tender perfection in just 12-15 minutes. And as the kitchen fills with the tantalizing aroma of spices mingling with salmon, I know that a delightful culinary adventure awaits. With lemon wedges on standby for that zesty finish, it’s time to savor the fruits of our labor and indulge in the magic of Blackened Salmon.

Tips for making Blackened Salmon

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Cooking Tips

Firstly, be sure to use high-quality salmon fillets that are fresh and firm to the touch. This will ensure that your dish has the best possible flavor and texture. Additionally, make sure to properly preheat your oven to the specified temperature before cooking the salmon. This will help to ensure that the fish cooks evenly and retains its moisture. When seasoning the salmon with the blackening spice blend, don’t be afraid to be generous with your seasoning. The bold flavors of the spices will infuse the salmon with a delicious smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the rich, buttery texture of the fish. Finally, be sure to keep an eye on the salmon as it cooks, as it can easily overcook and become dry if left in the oven for too long.

Serving Suggestions

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When serving blackened salmon, there are several delicious options to consider pairing it with. One excellent choice is a kale Caesar salad, which offers a perfect balance of crispness and tanginess that complements the bold flavors of the salmon. Alternatively, a pasta primavera makes for a vibrant and colorful side dish, with its medley of fresh vegetables and herb-infused sauce adding a burst of freshness to the meal. For a refreshing accompaniment, a guacamole salad with creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, and zesty lime dressing provides a cool contrast to the spicy heat of the salmon. Finally, to end the meal on a sweet note, a slice of vanilla Oreo cake offers a decadent treat with its rich and creamy texture, providing a delightful contrast to the bold flavors of the salmon.

Frequently Asked Questions about Blackened Salmon

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  • How long can I store leftover Blackened Salmon? Store any leftover Blackened Salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat gently in a skillet or microwave for a quick and tasty meal.
  • Can I use a different type of fish for this recipe? Absolutely! While salmon is the star, you can use other firm-fleshed fish like trout, snapper, or mahi-mahi for a similar blackening experience.
  • Is it essential to use a cast-iron skillet for Blackened Salmon? A cast-iron skillet is preferred for its heat retention, but you can also use a heavy-bottomed stainless steel or non-stick skillet for good results.
  • Can I prepare the blackening spice blend in advance? Yes, you can mix the blackening spice blend in advance and store it in an airtight container. It’s a time-saver for future Blackened Salmon cravings.
  • How can I reduce the spiciness of Blackened Salmon? To reduce spiciness, simply decrease the amount of cayenne pepper in your blackening spice blend. Customize it to your heat tolerance.
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In conclusion, mastering the art of cooking blackened salmon is not only achievable but also incredibly rewarding. By following these simple cooking tips and techniques, you can elevate this already delicious dish to new heights of flavor and satisfaction. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a gourmet meal at home, blackened salmon is sure to impress. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to delight your taste buds with a perfectly cooked blackened salmon that is both flavorful and unforgettable.

I'm Tracy F Hilton, a devoted culinary professional shaped by a mix of natural aptitude and refined skills from a top culinary school. In the dynamic kitchen environment, I'm a catalyst for seamless operations and timely, high-quality dish preparation. My culinary creations are a blend of art and skill, offering visually and gustatorily delightful experiences. A learner at heart, I'm continuously honing my craft, embracing new techniques, and culinary innovations. My positive, collaborative nature is amplified in fast-paced settings, showcasing my commitment to team efficiency and guest satisfaction. Each dish I present is a meticulous blend of tradition and innovation, promising an unforgettable dining experience that marries taste, aroma, and aesthetic appeal in perfect harmony. Join me on a gastronomic journey where each bite encapsulates a rich, evolving narrative of flavors and culinary artistry.
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