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Blackened salmon being picked up by a metal spatula from a skillet.
4.25 from 12 votes

Blackened Salmon Recipe

Spicy cajun Blackened Salmon is an easy recipe quickly made in under 15 minutes! Serve this healthy main dish with rice, or roasted veggies for a low-carb dinner.

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 283 kcal


  • 1 ¼ lbs. salmon 5 4-oz. filets
  • 2 Tbsp. blackened seasoning mix
  • 2 Tbsp butter or dairy-free “butter” sticks
  • Lemons optional
  • Parsley optional


  1. Mix together your blackened seasoning ingredients.
  2. Cut salmon into 5 filets and leave the skin on. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix over the salmon filets.

Skillet Blackened Salmon:

  1. Heat up butter, or dairy-free “butter”, in a large cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Place salmon filets into the skillet flesh side-down and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Flip filets, cover skillet, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the internal temperature in the thickest portion of the filet reaches 145 degrees and fish flakes easily with a fork.. (You can measure this using a meat thermometer.)

Baked Blackened Salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with either aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Place salmon filets in a single layer and divide cubed butter between the fillets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Serve blackened salmon immediately with lemon slices and a sprinkle of parsley. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Blackened Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.