No Famine Salmon..Blackened w/tomato Salsa

Blackened Salmon with Tomato Salsa

by Rebecca Bohl

Enjoy the healthy benefits of salmon and a jolt of  flavor at the same time. When you are searching for a healthy, light summer meal that will not take long to make, salmon is one of your best options. It can be cooked in less than ten minutes, and the high levels of protein and omega-3s that the fish provides are hard to beat.

A variety of spices are used to make this blackened salmon. Paprika and cayenne are the prominent spices, which help achieve the blackened effect. The end result might bring a little heat so if you are not a fan of spicy foods, you might want to tone it down a bit. After the spices get rubbed into the salmon fillets, the fish should marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or up to overnight.

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After the salmon is done marinating, all that is left to do is to throw it on the grill. If you feel that grilling fish can be tricky (since it has a tendency to flake and fall apart) pan-searing the fish would also be fine. Always err on the side of undercooking the fish, because once it is overcooked there is no going back. Salmon only takes about 8-10 minutes to cook, and then it is ready for the table.


No Famine Salmon
Serves 2
A quick and easy feast...Blackened Salmon with Tomato Salsa.
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  1. 2 6-oz. salmon filets, skin-on
  2. 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. For the rub
  4. 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  5. 1/4 tsp cayenne
  6. 1/4 tsp chili powder
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  9. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  10. 1/4 tsp onion powder
  11. Pinch of dried oregano
  12. Pinch of red pepper flakes
  13. For the salsa
  14. 1 avocado, pitted and thinly sliced
  15. 4-5 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  16. 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  17. 2 tsp lime juice
  18. Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the dry rub. Rub the olive oil into the fish, and then rub the spices into the salmon. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least one hour, or overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together all of the ingredients for the salsa. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the fish, skin side up, for 3 minutes. Carefully flip and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until opaque throughout. Top with salsa and serve immediately.
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