Blackened Salmon Fillets Recipe

Dive into a world of mouthwatering flavors with our Blackened Salmon Fillets. This sumptuous dish, rooted in the heart of Cajun cuisine, is the perfect mix of health and taste. The vibrant blend of spices blackened to perfection, envelops each salmon fillet, creating a meal that’s not only delicious but rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and essential vitamins. It’s an exquisite choice for those seeking a hearty, low-carb meal that doesn’t skimp on taste. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, our Blackened Salmon Fillets are sure to impress.

Recipe For Blackened Salmon Fillets

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Mix paprika, dried thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Coat the salmon fillets evenly with the spice mixture.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat until it’s shimmering.
  4. Add the salmon fillets, skin-side up. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the spices are blackened.
  5. Flip the fillets and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked to your preferred doneness.
  6. Serve the blackened salmon fillets immediately, garnished with a wedge of lemon if desired.

Nutrition Facts: (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 354 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fat: 21g (Saturated: 3g, Trans: 0g)
  • Carbohydrates: 4g (Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1g)
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Sodium: 395mg