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A piece of blackened salmon on a plate with rice and a slice of lemon.
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Blackened Salmon

A homemade Cajun seasoning mix adds amazing flavor to this Blackened Salmon. A restaurant quality meal that is quick and easy enough to make any night of the week.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Servings: 4
Calories: 340kcal


  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (approximately 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon

Kickin' Cajun Seasoning Mix:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste


  • Combine all Kickin' Cajun Seasoning Mix ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pat fillets dry with paper towels. Season the fillets liberally with spice mix on both sides, pressing it into the fish with your hands. Wash hands thoroughly.
  • Place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add butter and oil. When the fat is nice and hot, add the seasoned fish. Cook, undisturbed, for several minutes, until golden brown on one side. Flip fish over and continue to cook until completely cooked through.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the fish and serve.


If you're cooking more than 4 fillets or would like to add a more generous amount of seasoning, follow my recipe to prepare a big batch of Kickin' Cajun Seasoning Mix.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.1mg