Blackened Salmon Fillets


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika

  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 4 salmon fillets, skin and bones removed

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white and black pepper, thyme, basil, and oregano together in a small bowl.

  2. Brush salmon fillets on both sides with 1/4 cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the spice mixture.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons melted butter in a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Add salmon and cook until blackened, 2 to 5 minutes. Lift fillets, add remaining melted butter to the skillet, and flip fillets into the butter. Cook until the other side is blackened and fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes.

    Blackened Salmon Fillets

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

511 Calories
38g Fat
5g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 1248mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 802mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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