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Blackened Salmon

This healthy Blackened Salmon recipe is quickly cooked on the stovetop then baked in the oven until perfectly flaky and done.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 291kcal
Author Rena


  • 10 ounces salmon fillets divided, 5 ounces each, skinless
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspono oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 limes one squeezed, the other quartered


  • In a small bowl combine all the seasonings.
  • Coat the salmon fillets with ½ tablespoon of oil, then rub with the seasoning mix all over.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Cook the salmon fillets for around 2 minutes per side, or until blackened.
  • Squeeze over the lime juice and finish it off by cooking in the oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the salmon is flaky.
  • Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!


  • You can make different kinds of seafood such as blackened mahi-mahi, tuna, swordfish, shrimp, redfish, blackened catfish, etc.
  • Add some cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix for spice.
  • Make grilled blackened salmon rather than baked salmon. Want to just cook it on a skillet on your stovetop go right ahead.
  • Use skin-on or skinless salmon filets
  • Serve the salmon with cream sauce.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg