Perfectly flaky blackened salmon is an easy and delicious way to spice up a fish dinner. A blend of savory spices coat tender salmon fillets as they're pan-seared in butter to develop a beautiful crust. This dish is a great source of filling protein, healthy fats, and incredible flavors.
Servings 4 fillets
Cast iron skillet
For the Salmon
- 1 pound salmon cut into 4 fillets, patted dry
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ of one lemon sliced
Combine all spices together in small bowl. Whisk or stir to evenly distribute.
Liberally coat flesh of salmon fillets with spice mixture, gently massaging spices into salmon to ensure they stick.
Melt butter in cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add seasoned salmon fillets to skillet, spice-side down. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and squeeze lemon juice onto flesh of fillets. Cook skin-side down 2 to 3 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets.
Recipe yields 4 servings. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
- Make it Dairy Free: Use dairy free butter.
- Make it Paleo: Use ghee instead of butter, and make sure your spices don't include any sugars or non-paleo additives.
Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2g