This pan-seared Cajun blackened salmon video is sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed are my own.
This quick and easy pan-seared Cajun blackened salmon topped with pineapple salsa is a perfect blend of mildly spicy and sweet. A spicy Cajun seasoning and fresh or frozen Alaska sockeye salmon make this a no fuss meal the whole family can enjoy. You can toss it on the grill, bake it in the oven or follow my route and pan sear it on the stove if you want that nice and crispy skin. I used a cast-iron skillet to give it a nice sear.
Ever had those days when you didn’t feel like cooking but you wanted something good to eat. This Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe is the perfect easy summer lunch or dinner. It’s packed full of flavors.
I would recommend you use wild-caught Alaska sockeye salmon, you can get them at your location grocery store in the freezer section or ask at the seafood counter. I used frozen salmon for this one but you can use fresh if that’s what you have on hand, either way, you will end up with an easy, healthy and delicious dish.
Here is a step by step video
If you’re using a salmon without the skin, please reduce cooking time to avoid over cooking it.
Cajun Blackened Salmon
- 4 thawed Alaska sockeye salmon fillet
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
How to make Pan-Seared Cajun Blackened Salmon
- In a small bowl, mix together all the spices
- Brush fillet with melted butter and season generously with Cajun spice
- In oil in large preheated cast-iron skillet, add salmon skin side down. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, flip over and cook additional 2 minutes
- Remove from heat, transfer to serving dish and top with salsa
These Pan Seared Cajun Blackened Salmon can be paired with a salad, served on top of rice, or quinoa for a healthier alternative. With Wild Alaska Salmon day on August 10th, I say try this recipe out and let me know how you like it and don’t forget to #AskForAlaska.