Spice Blackened Salmon Recipe

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Making salmon doesn’t have to be a daunting task when you used this blackened salmon recipe. Made with herbs and spices you’ll find this recipe easy to make and even easier to cook. Serve with steamed or roasted vegetables for a nutritious meal. If you’re concerned about the calorie count, cut the fillets in half. 



  • 4 salmon fillets, remove skin & bones
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Combine salt, thyme, basil, paprika, oregano, onion powder, cayenne pepper, white pepper and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Brush salmon fillets with melted butter and coat with spice mixture.
  3. Drizzle salmon with butter again.
  4. Heat large skillet over high heat and cook 2 to 5 minutes, or until salmon is blackened.
  5. Turn salmon over, drizzle with more butter and cook until fish can be flaked easily. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 salmon filet
Calories 511 (2146kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 38.3g 59%
Saturated Fat 17.2g 86%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 166g 55%
Sodium 1248mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 4.5g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 37.4g 0%
Calcium 213%
Potassium 802mg 0%

How To Burn Off 511 calories? (1 serving)

    Burn off the calories in 1 serving of spice blackened salmon by doing:

    • 34 minutes of running.
    • 73 minutes playing golf.
    • 43 minutes of rock climbing. 

Want Less Calories?

  • Do this: Replace butter with 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil. Use olive oil to coat salmon before adding spice mixture.
  • The result? 368 calories per serving. 

Special ingredient: Spices

The spices in this blackened salmon recipe bring this dish to life. Paprika and cayenne pepper add a beautiful red color to the salmon while providing a smoky spice for a perfectly blackened salmon. When it comes to paprika you can choose Hungarian paprika, sweet paprika or smoky paprika or a combination of all 3 for an exotic flavor that will take this salmon recipe to a new level of deliciousness!