Blackened Salmon


April 17, 2017

While “blackened” fish sounds ominous, there’s no burning involved! Instead, this easy recipe is a flavorful salmon dish with spices like paprika, coriander, and cumin.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp sweet paprika

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/4 tsp dried thyme

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

4 (6-ounce) wild salmon fillets, such as king or sockeye

1 tbsp olive oil

lemon wedges, for serving


1Combine the smoked and sweet paprikas, cumin, coriander, thyme, salt and cayenne in a small bowl. Rub the mixture over the salmon fillets.

2Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

3Serve with the lemon wedges.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

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Nutrition Facts

Sodium625 mg
Protein36 grams
Total Fat13 grams
Saturated Fat2 grams
Total Carbohydrates1 gram
Dietary Fiber0 grams