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Blackened salmon recipe

Blackened Salmon Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


One of the most nutrient-dense and delicious dishes you will cook, this blackened salmon recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. You likely already have everything necessary on-hand, and, best of all, it’s fool-proof.


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 small salmon filets, about 3 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups massaged kale
  • 1 lime, quartered for garnishing
  • Creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing (optional)


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, warm oil.
  2. While pan is heating, combine, garlic, onion, oregano, thyme, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix until well-combined.
  3. Coat salmon evenly with seasonings.
  4. With tongs, place the salmon filets in the heated oil. Cover and fry each side for about 5–10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  5. Serve over massaged kale and top with dressing.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop, Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 1 (245g)
  • Calories: 403
  • Sugar: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 672mg
  • Fat: 25.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 18.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 35.9g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg

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