Are you looking for a simple, healthful, low-carb dinner recipe? Then this perfectly seasoned blackened salmon is perfect for you. This is a great weeknight seafood dish and salmon the tastes incredible with homemade blackened seasoning. Some great pairings for this blackened salmon are tacos, rice, and salads.
This blackened salmon is fresh salmon fillets coated in butter and a homemade seasoning blend, then seared to create a beautifully dark crust. The most delicious and flavorful salmon that takes only 15 minutes to prepare and always gets rave reviews.
Tutorial On Making The Tastiest 15 Minute Blackened Salmon:
For The Salmon:
- 4 (6 oz.) skin-on salmon filets
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- Juice from half a lemon
Start by placing all the seasonings & spices in a small bowl ( smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper).
Next, using paper towels, pat the salmon dry and spread the melted butter on top of the salmon.
Now, coat each salmon piece into the seasoning and press down to create a thick, even layer across the salmon.
After that, place a cast-iron skillet over high heat and brush it using the butter.
Once the pan is hot enough place the salmon pieces onto its seasoned side down. Cook the salmon over high heat for approximately 2-3 minutes. It’s okay to peek at a corner, but try not to lift off the salmon to look and keep it stationary.
While the salmon is cooking, in a small bowl combine all of the toppings ingredients (melted butter, parsley, and lemon juice).
Once the salmon has finished cooking and it’s blackened and crusty, very carefully flip over the fillets and lower the heat to medium.
Then, using the toppings mixture, brush the top of the fillets and cook them for an additional 6-8 minutes. If the bottom of the fillets is turning brown too quickly feel free to lower the heat.
Finally, once the fillets have finished cooking, remove them from the pan and serve them with tacos, rice, salad, or just by themselves.