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A filet of blackened salmon served over a bed of rice topped with pineapple salsa.
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Blackened Salmon

Need a quick and easy salmon recipe? You'll love this flavorful blackened salmon that comes together in less than 20 minutes. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: blackened salmon
Servings: 4


  • 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


  • Make blackened seasoning if needed.
  • Liberally rub blackened seasoning on the flesh of each salmon fillet.
    Four salmon filets covered in seasoning.
  • 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.
    Two salmon filets cooking in a cast iron skillet.
  • Serve over rice and top with pineapple salsa.



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