Cajun Blackened Salmon Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings


  • 1 pound salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
How to cook Cajun Blackened Salmon:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and chili paste.
  • Place salmon in a flat-bottomed dish and cover with marinade. Let fish marinade 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to cook the fish, heat oil in a medium, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix black pepper and garlic powder. Press mixture into the skin side of the salmon.
  • Place salmon, skin-side down, into the skillet, reserving marinade. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes, until the fish is firm and opaque.
  • Flip fish in the pan, add reserved marinade. Simmer an additional 5 minutes, uncovered, until the fish is flaky.
  • Serve the Cajun Blackened Salmon immediately.
  • Enjoy!
Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe
Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe
Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe


Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins

The Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe very easy and simple to cook and very tasty too!

Blackened is a Cajun cooking technique where food is coated with a layer of spices and/or herbs and then cooked in a very hot skillet. The seasonings toast, and even char, but they form a protective skin around the meat so that it remains perfectly cooked. This may not be quite traditional, as we only blackened the skin side of the fish, then flipped it over to simmer the underside in its marinade. Traditional or not, the result was flaky salmon, infused with the flavors of chili and citrus, with a crisp, garlicky skin.

This recipe for Cajun Blackened Salmon serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Salmon (more Salmon recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

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