Blackened Salmon on a Salad

We wanted to test the blackened seasoning that Paul sent us, so I prepared a blind taste test:  Paul’s seasoning on one piece of salmon, and the blackened salmon concoction I usually use on the other!  This recipe originally came from a magazine, and I’ve used it for many years.  Both were actually great, maybe mine was a little spicier but they were pretty similar.  You can try this recipe, or try a pre-made blend from a local food artist near you.


  • Salmon fillet
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • Salt and Pepper

Mix chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.  Cut salmon fillet into desired size pieces and drag through spice mixture, coating on all sides.  Fry all sides in cast iron skillet until blackened and until fish is cooked (it will become flaky), or cook on the grill.  Use a tiny bit of oil to fry, if your pan isn’t well enough seasoned.

Serve over a green salad, or with a side of any kind of green veggies!

Our salad layer included:

  • Mixed greens or spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Avocado
  • Goat Cheese
  • Almonds

So easy, and slightly fancy….enjoy!

— Katie


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