Quick and Easy Blackened Salmon Recipe
Are you looking for a blackened salmon recipe?
If you answered yes, you can stop looking since you've finally arrived at the right place. The recipe for blackened salmon that follows, is another one of my favorite blackened fish recipes. In fact, blackening is a style of cooking that I enjoy for many different types of meats and seafood. I'll tell you more about this later.
Boy are you in for a real treat if you have never tried blackened fish before. Just one bite of this fish and your mouth will begin to salivate for more of this intense flavor.
For the best results, I recommend you use a cast-iron skillet which is well known to produce the best result when blackening meats. Although this recipe is for blackened fish, you can blacken other meats and seafood as well including chicken, beef, pork, and shrimp.
Here is the blackened recipe for your eating enjoyment!
- 4 boneless Salmon Fillets, 4 to 6 ounces each, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
- 1 stick melted butter
- Blackened seasoning (Get Recipe)
- Prepare the blackened seasoning and set aside. Heat your cast iron skillet. Heat the skillet over your highest setting for about 10 minutes
until its very hot. When ready, the bottom of skillet will be ashy white.
- Rinse your salmon fillets under running cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Dip the fillets one at a time in the melted butter, ensuring
both sides of the fillet are covered with butter. Remove fish from butter and then without sitting the fish down sprinkle fish on both sides generously
with seasoning, patting by hand. Repeat this step for the second piece of salmon.
- Place 2 pieces of salmon fillets into the hot cast iron skillet and cook for 4 to 6 minutes turning fillets over once, halfway through cooking.
Pour 1 teaspoon of melted butter over the top of the fillets initially and another on top of the fillets when you turn it over at the halfway point.
Special Notes:Before cooking the remaining fish, be sure to wipe your cast iron skillet (caution its very hot) clean. Also, be sure your stove ventilation fan is working properly, since blackening tends to create plenty of smoke.
This recipe provided courtesy of https://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/
Other fish such pompano red snapper, salmon steaks, or tilefish can be used as substitute for salmon in this recipe. I am sure you will enjoy this recipe for blackened salmon.