Take Salmon to a whole new level with this delicious cajun-style blackened salmon recipe. You might be thinking that Salmon is already pretty tasty, so why mess with it? I would have concurred until I tried this out for myself. This blend of spices infuses the Salmon with an incredible rich smokey flavour that is heaven for your tastebuds.

To top it all off, Salmon is a fantastic source of protein and good fats including omega-3 essential fatty acids. The protein will help your muscles recover from an arduous gym session, and the omega-3s contribute to healthy brain function, good joint care, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease. To demonstrate the point, back in the 1970s it was found that Eskimos, who’s diet consisted of fish rich in omega-3, had an extremely low level of heart disease in their population!

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Ingredients

Servings: 2
Macros (per serving): Calories 268 kcal, Protein 30g, Carbs 0g, Fat 16g

  • 2 Wild Salmon Fillets, skin on (230g packet)
  • 1.5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Spices

  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (or Garam Masala)
  • 1 tsp Medium Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Ground White Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Method

  1. Mix all the spices up in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Coat both sides of the salmon fillets in the olive oil. Sprinkle the spice mix onto both sides and rub into the salmon, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  3. Tip: it will probably get quite smokey, so get your hob extractor fan on full before you start frying the fish.
  4. Grab a non-stick frying pan and put it on a medium-high heat. Add a splash of olive oil and chuck in the salmon fillets, skin side down. Use a spatula to keep them moving around and prevent them from sticking. Fry for 5 minutes and then flip them and cook for a further 5 minutes on the other side.
  5. Serve with a squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!