Blackened Salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 salmon fillets, 6 to 8oz., skin and bones removed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Johnny's Salmon Finishing Sauce

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano.
  2. Brush salmon fillets on both sides with 1/4 cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the cayenne pepper mixture.
  3. Drizzle one side of each fillet with 1/2 remaining butter.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet over high heat, cook salmon, butter side down, until blackened, 2 to 5 minutes.
  5. Turn fillets, drizzle with remaining butter, and continue cooking until blackened and fish is easily flaked with a fork.
  6. Plate the salmon and pour a little Johnny's salmon finishing sauce on top.