This easy blackened salmon recipe is seriously the easiest meal you are probably gonna cook. This recipe has 3 ingredients altogether! The simplicity in this recipe doesn’t get any better. The only thing you need to do is season your salmon to taste and there you have it. Blackened salmon. Now, I know that I said easy, but salmon does take some time to learn how to cook it correctly. You can overcook salmon. So, let me show you how to cook salmon.

What are the ingredients for this blackened Salomon recipe?

As I stated previously in the passage above. This blackened salmon recipe doesn’t have a ton of ingredients at all. You have about 3 simple ingredients for this recipe! Isn’t that amazing? I love a low ingredient list recipe! Well, here are the ingredients:

4 Salmon fillets

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp New Orleans Cajun Seasoning

Lemon

That’s all the ingredients. Simple and straightforward.

How to cook salmon?

Cooking salmon can be very easy, but it can also be very difficult if you don’t have the knowledge. Salmon is best when brown on the outside and nice and juicy on the inside. You can tell when salmon is perfectly cooked when you can take a fork and easily break the salmon apart.

Instructions on cooking blackened salmon

  1. Place your salmon onto a plate
  • Drizzle olive oil over your salmon and then take your hands and rub the olive oil in
  • Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning over your salmon. Take your hands and rub the seasoning in completely to cover your entire salmon
  • Preheat your pan (cast iron or heavy bottom pan) to medium heat and add olive oil. Once the olive oil becomes hot add in your salmon meat side down. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes without flipping.
  • After the 2 to 3 is up gently peak under one side of your salmon to see if blackened. Once blackened flip the salmon over very gently and allow that side to cook for 5 minutes! Squeeze some over the salmon.
  • Transfer your salmon to a plate and enjoy!!

What can I pair this easy blackened salmon recipe with?

This easy blackened salmon recipe can be paired with pretty much anything. When I tell you this isn’t a meal that is hard to find something to pair it with. I absolutely love pairing my blackened salmon with my delicious Brussel sprouts, garlic butter green beans, oven-roasted broccoli, or even my oven-roasted potatoes.

Blackened Salmon

Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe

This easy blackened salmon recipe is seriously the easiest meal you are probably gonna cook. This recipe has 3 ingredients altogether! The simplicity in this recipe doesn’t get any better. The only thing you need to do is season your salmon to taste and there you have it. Blackened salmon. Now, I know that I said easy, but salmon does take some time to learn how to cook it correctly. You can overcook salmon. So, let me show you how to cook salmon.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: easy blackened salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 545kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Salmon fillets
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp New Orleans Cajun Seasoning
  • Lemon

Instructions

  • Place your salmon onto a plate
    4 Salmon fillets
  • Drizzle olive oil over your salmon and then take your hands and rub the olive oil in
    1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning over your salmon. Take your hands and rub the seasoning in completely to cover your entire salmon
    1 Tbsp New Orleans Cajun Seasoning
  • Preheat your pan(cast iron or heavy bottom pan) to medium heat and add in olive oil. Once the olive oil becomes hot add in your salmon meat side down. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes without flipping.
  • After the 2 to 3 is up gently peak under one side of your salmon to see if blackened. Once blackened flip the salmon over very gently and allow that side to cook for 5 minutes! Squeeze some over the salmon.
    Lemon

Nutrition

Sodium: 150mg | Calcium: 41mg | Vitamin A: 136IU | Potassium: 1666mg | Cholesterol: 187mg | Calories: 545kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 29g | Protein: 67g | Iron: 3mg