Blackened Salmon
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Blackened Salmon

How do you make blackened salmon? Dinner is ready in less than 10 minutes, so you can enjoy this healthy recipe even on the busiest nights.

  • In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper amd lemon pepper.
  • Brush salmon fillets on both sides with ¼ cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the blackened pepper mixture. Drizzle one side of each fillet with ½ remaining butter.
  • 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.


Grilling fish is a delicious way to enjoy seafood, but it can be tricky to get it right. Here are some tips for grilling fish like a pro:

  • Choose a fish that has firm flesh and is thick enough to withstand the heat of the grill. Some examples are halibut, salmon, tuna, swordfish, and mahi-mahi.
  • Pat the fish dry and brush it with oil to prevent sticking. Season it with salt, pepper, and any other spices or herbs you like.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high and oil the grates well. You can also use a grill basket or a piece of foil to keep the fish from falling apart.
  • Place the fish over direct heat and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes per inch of thickness, turning once halfway through. You can also use a two-zone fire to control the temperature and move the fish to the cooler side if needed.
  • Check the doneness by inserting a fork or a thermometer into the thickest part of the fish. The fish should flake easily and reach an internal temperature of 145°F2.
  • Serve the fish with grilled vegetables, a fresh herb sauce, or a squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy


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