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Blackened Salmon

Blackened Salmon
If you love salmon and crave a bold, spicy flavor, this Blackened Salmon recipe is sure to satisfy. Seasoned with a mix of bold spices, the salmon is pan-seared to create a crispy crust that's full of flavor. This dish is not only delicious but also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients. Serve it up with your favorite sides for an easy, healthy, and filling meal.
  • Serving Size


  • Cook Time

    10 minutes

  • Total Time

    30 minutes


  • 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)

  • 4 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt.
  2. Rub the salmon fillets with the spice mixture until they are evenly coated on both sides.
  3. Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet or grill pan over high heat.
  4. Add the vegetable oil and heat until it's shimmering.
  5. Add the salmon fillets to the skillet or grill pan, skin side up.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the salmon is cooked through and crispy on the outside.
  7. If you like your salmon cooked all the way through, you can cover the skillet or grill pan with a lid and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on each side.
  8. Remove the salmon from the skillet or grill pan and let it rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve hot with your favorite vegetables, rice, or quinoa.
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