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Easy Blackened Salmon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 364kcal
This Blackened Salmon recipe is seasoned with bold spices. It makes a delicious dinner, in just 15 minutes! The mix of crispy and tender textures is divine, perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.

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  • 3 tablespoons canola or light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons Homemade Blackened Seasoning or store bought
  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin on, bones removed
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 lemon zest & juice


  • Heat the oil (to smoking) in a cast iron or similar skillet set over medium heat.
  • While the oil heats, sprinkle the flesh side of the fillets with salt. Spread the Blackened Seasoning on a plate and press the flesh-side of the salmon into the seasoning. The salmon should have a heavy coating of seasoning.
  • When the skillet and oil are ready, remove the skillet from the heat. Press the salmon fillets, one-at-a-time (flesh side down) into the oil in the skillet. Set the skillet back over medium heat and cook about 2-3 minutes or until the salmon is blackened but not burned. Turn the salmon fillets over and continue cooking (skin side down) until the skin is crispy, 4-6 minutes.
  • Transfer the fillets to a serving platter, sprinkle with lemon zest and juice and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 964mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 5mg