Cajun Blackened Salmon
For how much flavor this Cajun blackened salmon, you'd be hard pressed to believe it takes less than 20 minutes to make for dinner.
Cajun Blackened Salmon
For how much flavor this Cajun blackened salmon, you'd be hard pressed to believe it takes less than 20 minutes to make for dinner.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Blackened Spice Blend
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the spice blend ingredients in a small bowl or jar.
  2. Pat the salmon fillets dry, then liberally sprinkle the spices on both sides.
  3. Working in small batches, melt 1 tbs butter per filet that will fit in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cast iron works great for this. Wait until the butter has melted and is bubbly before adding the salmon. Add the salmon to the skillet skin side up, and leave alone. Let cook until the bottom is browned, about 5-6 minutes. Flip and cook to crisp the skin, about 2-4 minutes.
  4. If necessary, add more butter and let melt to bubbling before cooking the remaining filets.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite sides.
Recipe Notes

We just love salmon with a side of succotash (even though it's not quite Cajun) but it's wonderful with collard greens or a light salad as well.