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Honey Blackened Salmon

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: Cajun

Description

Cook up moist and flaky salmon fillets every time with this easy recipe! Grilled Honey Blackened Salmon is wonderfully crispy on the outside and loaded with classic Cajun flavor through and through.

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Ingredients

For the Blackened Salmon

  • 4 (4-6 oz.) salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Honey Butter

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions

  1. To a small bowl, add smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, oregano, parsley, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix together and set aside.
  2. To a small bowl, add softened butter and honey. Using a spoon, mix together. Set aside.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat, around 350-400°F. 
  4. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. 
  5. Season the flesh side of the salmon with blackening seasoning. Gently rub in so the seasoning sticks.
  6. Place salmon on the grill skin side first. Grill for 6-8 minutes until the salmon releases. 
  7. Gently, flip the salmon and grill flesh side for 1-2 minutes until slight grill marks appear. 
  8. Remove salmon from the grill when internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  9. Immediately place a dollop of butter on each salmon filet. 
  10. Garnish with parsley and lemon wedge. Serve.

Notes

  • To Store: Keep cooled salmon in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat: Reheat over medium-low heat until warmed through.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 salmon filet
  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 374 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 128 mg

Keywords: honey salmon, blackened seasoning, how to cook grilled salmon