Blackened Salmon Fillets

Blackened Salmon Fillets

Seafood Fish Salmon

Fire up succulent salmon with an exciting blend of Cajun-style spices!

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 511
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 25m


  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin and bones removed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • 1   In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano.
  • 2   Brush salmon fillets on both sides with 1/4 cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the cayenne pepper mixture. Drizzle one side of each fillet with 1/2 remaining butter.
  • 3   In a large, heavy skillet over high heat, cook salmon, butter side down, until blackened, 2 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets, drizzle with remaining butter, and continue cooking until blackened and fish is easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 38.3g 59%
    Saturated Fat 17.0g  
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 1248mg 50%
Potassium 802mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 4.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 37.4g 75%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 3419IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 38mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 17mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 53mg  
Folate 16mcg