Cajun Blackened Salmon

Cajun Blackened Salmon Recipe

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Cajun Blackened Salmon Recipe

Cajun blackened salmon recipe is made by rubbing the salmon with a special spice rub and then cooking on a frying pan in butter until blackened.  The degree of how much you want to blacken it is up to you – on the picture above it’s blackened just a little bit, but I’ve seen people blackened it to the point where the whole side is completely charred.  The recipe is the same – to blacken the salmon even more you can just cook it longer.

I’ve heard the the blackened salmon recipe originated by accident – the cook in the restaurant accidently burned the fish, but still served it in a crunch.  People loved this fish so much that it was put on a restaurant menu and was called “blackened” 🙂

This blackened Cajun salmon recipe uses a spice rub made from scratch by mixing various spices.   When you make this spice rub, just store the leftover spice in an air-tight jar so you can use it next time when you make this recipe again.  Or instead of mixing the spices yourself, you can just use ready-made Cajun seasoning spice for the blackened salmon – it will also taste really good!

Cajun Blackened Salmon Recipe
 
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This delicious spicy salmon is rubbed with a homemade spice mixed, then pan-fried in butter for blackened perfection!
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Recipe type: Fish
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 2 lbs salmon fillets
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
Instructions
  1. Mix all the spices to make a spice rub.
  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Rub the salmon liberally with the spice rub.
  4. Put the salmon in a frying pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side (or until it blackens to your liking).
  5. When the salmon is cooked through (flakes easily with the fork), remove from heat and serve.

Enjoy this yummy blackened salmon!  Also, check out Cajun dirty rice recipe, Cajun whitefish recipe and Cajun jambalaya recipe.

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