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Blackened Salmon Fillets

Blackened Salmon Fillets

2 tbsp. ground paprika

1 tbsp. ground cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. onion powder

2 tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground white pepper

½ tsp. ground black pepper

¼ tsp. dried thyme

¼ tsp. dried basil

¼ tsp. dried oregano

4 salmon fillets, skin and bones removed

½ cup unsalted butter, melted


In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano. Brush salmon fillets on both sides with ¼ cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the cayenne pepper mixture. Drizzle one side of each fillet with ½ remaining butter. In a large, heavy skillet over high heat, cook salmon, butter side down, until blackened, 2 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets, drizzle with remaining butter, and continue cooking until blackened and fish is easily flaked with a fork. Serves: 4.

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