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.
Blackened Grilled Salmon Recipe
- 6 salmon fillets
- 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- sea salt to taste
- olive oil spray
- avocado-based sauce for serving
- 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.