A couple weekends ago I bought some salmon, but didn’t want my usual prepared salmon. I wanted to spice things up so I made blackened salmon tacos. I have never made blackened salmon; to my surprise there really is nothing to involved. Just put together a spice rub, heat the pan with oil until the oil start smoking put the fish in the pan cook for 2 minutes, flip the fish over and cook for another 5-6 minutes under medium heat. Easy right? I also made a little cilantro rice and black beans. You can follow the guacamole recipe from my past recipes.

INGREDIENTS (made enough for two tacos)

  • 6 oz. salmon

  • 1 tsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. cayenne

  • Couple dashes of dried thyme

  • Couple dashes of dried oregano

  • Pinch of salt

  • Safflower oil

In a small bowl added the paprika, cayenne, thyme, oregano and salt mix to blend. Place salmon on a plate and coat the fish with the spice mixture, flesh side only. 

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add the oil. When the oil begins to smoke, shut the heat off. Add the salmon flesh side down in the oil. Turn the heat back on and cook for 2-3 minutes. Using a spatula turn the salmon over. Cook over medium heat until the skin becomes crispy, about 5-6 minutes.

Heat up the tortillas for a couple seconds, arrange the salmon on the tortillas, and add the guacamole and a splash of fresh lime juice. Enjoy!

{photos and recipe by me}