Easy, healthy blackened salmon has a powerful taste that will keep you coming back to this recipe!
It’s official, this is the best way to cook salmon inside. I’m a big fan of grilled salmon, but when that’s not available, this is a fantastic alternative! The great thing about this recipe is you can make the salmon as spicy as you want it! You can substitute your favorite seasoning and prepare it this way for a kick ass bite every time! The key is you cook it skin side up for a few minutes on the stove, then finish in the oven.
Easy Blackened Salmon
- 1 lb salmon
- 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Season salmon with salt. In a small bowl, wisk together the brown sugar and chili powder. Rub mixture onto salmon.
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Sear salmon skin side up for 2-3 minutes (depending on how thick the salmon is). Flip and transfer cast iron into oven and cook for 3 minutes or until salmon is flaky.