Give your salmon a boost of flavour with a blend of herbs and Cajun-style spices. In just 15 minutes, you can enjoy Healthy Blackened Salmon and it is so simple to make. Apply a quick dry rub to the salmon fillet and let it bake in the oven. That’s it!
Dinner time can be a busy time. Whether you are looking for a simple weeknight dinner or a dish that is sure to impress, Healthy Blackened Salmon is a go-to dish! It’s quick, easy and it’s ready in no time. You can even mix the spices together ahead of time, so all you have to do is sprinkle and bake. Easy, right!
Let’s now talk about the healthy. Sure, the name says it, but Healthy Blackened Salmon is really healthy. It’s made without oil, butter, or cream. Instead, it uses the natural fats in the fish to keep it juicy and moist. The mix of herbs and spices give it all its flavour. Seriously, this fish is fla-vour-ful. With a blend of savoury and spicy seasonings, each bite is bursting with flavour.
Unlike some other blackened recipes, Healthy Blackened Salmon is not too hot, but it definitely has a kick. Just not too spicy that it will leave you running for a glass of water.
Blackened Spice Rub
When you want to add some instant healthy flavour, a dry rub does the trick. Whether you are adding a sweet, or in this case, lightly spicy flavour, a rub can do it all. Healthy Blackened Salmon is covered with a mixture of paprika, garlic, onion, parsley, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
If you love hot, hot, hot, you may want to increase the cayenne from 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon. Or if you really crave heat, increase it to 1 teaspoon. Now that’s HOT!
When your spice rub is mixed, it’s ready for the salmon. Simply spoon the rub mixture onto the salmon and let the spices work their magic. After 10 minutes in the oven, you’ll have a flavourful salmon that’s bound to impress. Healthy Blackened Salmon is tender, flaky and covered with a bold flavour that’s truly irresistible.
If you are sensitive to spice, a little bit of lemon can help to cut some of the spiciness, while leaving the savoury flavour. Healthy Blackened Salmon is amazing with or without the lemon.
If you have any leftover, Healthy Blackened Salmon is delicious the next day. Enjoy it hot or cold. Serve it on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, with a side of rice, or any which way. Healthy Blackened Salmon is always tasty!
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Healthy Blackened Salmon
Give your salmon a boost of flavour! With a mix of herbs and Cajun-style spices, Healthy Blackened Salmon is a quick, easy, and tasty dish. Give your salmon the sizzle it deserves!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- 1 pound fillets salmon
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Place salmon fillets on parchment covered baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine herbs and spices.
- Evenly spoon spices onto salmon fillets.
- Bake salmon for 10 to 12 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.
If you love fish, you may also enjoy Roasted Panko Crusted Salmon
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