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Three pieces of blackened salmon in a cast iron skillet.

Blackened Salmon

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Need a quick and easy salmon recipe? You’ll love this flavorful blackened salmon that comes together in less than 20 minutes. 


  • 4 (6 oz) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 3 Tablespoons blackened seasoning (or cajun seasoning)
  • pineapple salsa, for serving
  • 2 cups white, brown or cauliflower rice, for serving


  1. Make blackened seasoning if needed.
  2. Liberally rub blackened seasoning on the flesh of each salmon fillet.
  3. Heat oil or butter in a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the fillets to the skillet, skin-side up, and cook until blackened, about 3 minutes. Flip the fillets and continue to cook until they are cooked to your preference, 5 to 7 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillets.
  4. Serve over rice and top with pineapple salsa.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Seafood


  • Serving Size: 1 filet with 1/2 cup white rice
  • Calories: 485
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 46g

Keywords: blackened salmon