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Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon 

This Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon is seasoned using a homemade spice blend-making for a crispy flavorful salmon. It’s easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients! A restaurant-quality-flaky, moist, and ready in less than 20 minutes!

Makes 3 servings

Move over, boring chicken breasts. We’ve got a new protein crush: blackened salmon.

This easy, delicious recipe has a homemade spice blend that makes for a crispy, flavorful salmon. It’s also easy to make—just get your ingredients and you’re good to go.

This restaurant-quality dish is flaky, moist, and ready in less than 20 minutes, making it a summertime favorite.

What ingredients do I need to make this Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon?

  • Salmon fillets- (skinless or skin-on), about 1-inch thick
  • Light butter or olive oil – for flavor and helps make the salmon golden brown and crispy. It is recommend to use as it creates the “blackening” taste. Blackening occurs when the oil/butter and herbs hit the heat.
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Dried thyme
  • dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

What do you recommend serving this Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon with?

This salmon pairs well with steamed veggies, rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa or even mashed potatoes. We love it served dipped in my homemade dill sauce.

Click HERE for the dill sauce recipe.

How do I make this Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon?

This blackened salmon can be cooked in the air fryer or baked in the oven. Here is the step by step directions for the air fryer.

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In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined.

Air Fryer Directions: 
Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
Season the salmon fillets with the blackening seasoning.

Spray the air fry basket with non stick cooking spray. 
Place salmon fillets in Air Fryer basket/tray and cook at 390 for about 8-10 minutes.


Remove from air fryer.

Serve with a homemade creamy dill sauce.

Click HERE for the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ( 5 oz.) salmon fillets (skinless or skin-on), about 1-inch thick
  • 3 tsp light butter or olive oil 
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Air Fryer Directions: 

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined. 
  2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. 
  3. Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
  4. Season the salmon fillets with seasoning.
  5. Spray the air fry basket with non stick cooking spray. 
  6. Place salmon fillets in air fryer basket/tray and cook at 390 for about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from air fryer.
  8. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies, rice, or potatoes, and THIS lightened up creamy dill sauce.

Oven Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined. 
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with either aluminum foil ( that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray) or parchment paper. 
  3. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. 
  4. Place salmon filets in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
  6. Season the salmon fillets with the blackening seasoning.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies, rice, or potatoes, and THIS lightened up creamy dill sauce.

Stove Top Directions:

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined. 
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel. 
  • Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
  • Spray a large skillet or cast iron skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  • Wait 2 minutes and then add the salmon fillets and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillets. Reduce the heat to medium-low and flip the salmon fillets over and cook for more 3-4 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve with your favorite steamed veggies, rice, or potatoes, and THIS lightened up creamy dill sauce.

Note: Keep in mind cooking times may vary between appliances and air fryers. You want to dry out the salmon, it should flake easily with a fork and the internal temperature is recommended at 145 degrees.

Makes 3 ( 1 salmon fillet) servings

1-9 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload.  The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 3

Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon

Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon

This Easy and Delicious Blackened Salmon is seasoned using a homemade spice blend-making for a crispy flavorful salmon. It's easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients! A restaurant-quality-flaky, moist, and ready in less than 20 minutes!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ( 5 oz.) salmon fillets (skinless or skin-on), about 1-inch thick
  • 3 tsp light butter or olive oil 
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Air Fryer Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined 
  2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. 
  3. Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
  4. Season the salmon fillets with the blackening seasoning.
  5. Spray the air fry basket with non stick cooking spray. 
  6. Place salmon fillets in air fryer basket/tray and cook at 390 for about 8-10 minutes. Remove from air fryer.
  7. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies, rice, or potatoes, and THIS lightened up creamy dill sauce.

Oven Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined. 
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with either aluminum foil that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray or parchment paper. 
  3. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. 
  4. Place salmon filets in a single layer onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
  6. Season the salmon fillets with the blackening seasoning.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  8. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies, rice, or potatoes, and THIS lightened up creamy dill sauce.

Stove Top Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the spices. Mix until well combined. 
  2. Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel. 
  3. Spread 1 tsp light butter or olive oil on top of each salmon fillet.
  4. Spray a large skillet or cast iron skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  5. Wait 2 minutes and then add the salmon fillets and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Time will depend on the thickness of the salmon fillets.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and flip the salmon fillets over and cook for more 3-4 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve with your favorite steamed veggies, rice, or potatoes, and THIS lightened up creamy dill sauce.Makes 3 ( 1 salmon fillet) servings

1-9 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 9 smartpoints per serving, BLUE/PURLE: 1 smartpoint per serving

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 124mgProtein: 38g
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