Blackened Grilled Salmon

A piece of blackened grilled salmon topped with a green sauce.
This recipe is provided by VIP Outdoors

Whether using a skillet or flat top grill there is a lot of flavor in a blackened grilled salmon. For the best meal, choose the highest-quality salmon you can find. Or, catch fresh salmon on your own.

The flavor comes from the frying crust and the blackening seasoning added before cooking. Similar to red meats, a brown crust on the salmon creates a wonderful flavor. Combine with the smoke and char from the grill, you end up with a savory meal.

In this version, the salmon is served with an avocado-based sauce and fried rice. However, there is a range of ways to serve the salmon, from tacos to seasonal salads, or with vegetables.

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Blackened and charred salmon fillets on a grill.
With just a few simple seasonings, this recipe lets the salmon shine through.
Blackened salmon over a bed of seasoned rice in a red serving bowl, being drizzled with green sauce.
You can eat the blackened salmon as is, drizzle it with an avocado-based sauce, or serve it on a salad.
Raw pieces of skin-on salmon sitting on a grill grate on a wooden cutting board.
Trip the pieces of salmon so they are about the same size, so they will cook at the same rate.
A piece of blackened grilled salmon topped with a green sauce.
Drizzle the salmon with an avocado-based sauce or flake it into tacos.

Blackened Grilled Salmon Recipe

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This recipe is provided by VIP Outdoors.
A piece of blackened grilled salmon topped with a green sauce.
Whether using a skillet or flat top grill there is a lot of flavor in a blackened grilled salmon. 
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodFry

Ingredients

  • 6 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • olive oil spray
  • avocado-based sauce for serving

Equipment

  • grill

Directions

  • Leaving the skin on the salmon, trim the fillets to even sizes and thicknesses. This will help for even grilling. Pat any additional moisture away with a paper towel. 
  • Season the flesh evenly with blackening seasoning, garlic, and salt.
  • Preheat a grill or griddle to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the salmon on the grill skin side down; let cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Lightly spray the top of the fish with oil. Turn the salmon with a spatula. Sprinkle again with the blackening rub, garlic, and salt.
  • Finally, flip one more time to the original side. Grill just long enough to put a small char on the remaining flesh, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve the blackened salmon with an avocado-based sauce. 

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 431mgCalcium: 21mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 68IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 845mgCholesterol: 94mgCalories: 245kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 11gProtein: 34gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg

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