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Delicious Blackened Salmon Cast Iron Skillet Recipe with 4 Ingredients

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Looking for healthy recipes the whole family will love? This blackened salmon cast iron skillet recipe is sure to please. A well-seasoned cast iron skillet is a kitchen essential.

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This blackened salmon recipe is perfect when you need a quick and easy meal that looks like you’ve been in the kitchen all day. Even my pickiest of eaters will devour salmon.

What is Blackening?

Blackening is a cooking technique associated with Cajun Cuisine used in the preparation of firm-bodied fish and other foods, such as chicken and shrimp.

Blackened should not be confused with burning the food. The brown-black color of the crust is a result of a combination of browned milk solids from the butter and charred spices.

Delicious!

Here’s a great article from NPR that explains the history of blackened food.

Delicious Blackened Salmon

Ingredients:

  • 4 Salmon Filets, 3-4oz each
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • Lime Juice, as desired

Directions:

Place a skillet over medium heat.

Brush the salmon fillets with oil, then sprinkle on half of the cajun seasoning.

Flip the salmon filets and oil and season the underside of the filets.

Add the remaining oil to the skillet.

Once the oil is hot, place the salmon fillets in the skillet and cook until darkened on the bottom, about 4 minutes.

Flip and continue to cook on the other side until darkened and salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145F.

Remove salmon from skillet and squeeze fresh lime juice overtop.

Storage and Reheating Tips 

  • To Store. Salmon is best the day it is made, but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
  • To Reheat. To avoid drying out your salmon, gently reheat it in a skillet on the stovetop over medium-low heat until just warmed through. I’ve also used the oven to reheat salmon after placing it in foil and adding some butter.
Delicious Blackened Salmon Cast Iron Skillet Recipe with 4 Ingredients

Delicious Blackened Salmon Cast Iron Skillet Recipe with 4 Ingredients

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Looking for healthy recipes the whole family will love? This blackened salmon cast iron skillet recipe is sure to please. A well-seasoned cast iron skillet is a kitchen essential.

Ingredients

  • 4 Salmon Filets, 3-4oz each
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • Lime Juice, as desired

Instructions

  1. Place a skillet over medium heat. Brush the salmon fillets with oil, then sprinkle on half of the cajun seasoning.
  2. Flip the salmon filets and oil and season the underside of the filets.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the skillet.
  4. Once the oil is hot, place the salmon fillets in the skillet and cook until darkened on the bottom, about 4 minutes.
  5. Flip and continue to cook on the other side until darkened and salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145F.
  6. Remove salmon from skillet and squeeze fresh lime juice overtop.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 952mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 50g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on simplifyingfamily.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate. Even though I try to provide accurate nutritional information to the best of my ability, these figures should still be considered estimates.

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