07.11.19

Blackened Pan Seared Salmon with Whole30 Tartar Sauce

Blackened Pan Seared Salmon

Recently, I shared this Blackened Red Snapper recipe on the blog. With the leftover blackening seasoning + some of my leftover Whole30 Tartar Sauce, I put together this easy-peasy Blackened Pan Seared Salmon with tartar sauce on my Instagram stories. Y’all loved it, so I felt it needed a proper place on the blog– so you never forget it 😉

Blackened Pan Seared Salmon

So here it is in all its glory! An easy blackened pan-seared salmon served with a tangy, dill-y tartar sauce that will make your Whole30 weeknight cooking taste like heaven! But honestly, just the blackened salmon alone is delicious! 

Blackened Pan Seared Salmon

CLICK HERE for the Tartar Sauce Recipe.

Blackened Salmon with Tartar Sauce

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5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

For the Seasoning Mixture:

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional, for spice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

For the Salmon:

  • 4 6oz salmon filets
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced into wedges

Instructions

For the Seasoning Mixture:

  • In a small bowl, combine all of the seasoning mixture ingredients and stir until well combined.

For the Salmon:

  • Using your hands, evenly divide the seasoning mixture among the salmon filets and gently rub into the tops of each filet.
  • Heat avocado oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, place the salmon into the pan, flesh side down, until a deep blackened crust forms, about 3 minutes. Then, using a sturdy spatula flip the filets to the skin side and continue cooking until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily, about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Serve alongside my Whole30 Tartar Sauce and sliced lemon.

18 Comments

  • Reply
    Paige
    October 19, 2021 at 12:16 am

    5 stars
    So easy, and delicious! Best salmon I’ve had in a long time!

  • Reply
    Kelly Jo
    April 21, 2021 at 5:34 am

    5 stars
    Probably the best (and easiest) salmon I have had in a long time. Had it with a lime garlic aioli and WOW! Will definitely be a reoccurring dish in our house!

    • Reply
      Adri cecjl
      May 4, 2021 at 1:33 am

      What’s the recipe for the lime garlic aioli?!

      • Reply
        Alex
        May 4, 2021 at 11:45 am

        I think you mean the tartar sauce– and it’s linked in the body of the blog post!

  • Reply
    Holly
    February 20, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    5 stars
    My husband says this is the best meal I’ve ever cooked and I agree!! Do not skip the tartar sauce it is amazing!!

  • Reply
    Emily
    February 18, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    5 stars
    Love this recipe – it’s on repeat at our house! It’s the only way my husband will eat salmon now!

  • Reply
    Heather Tickner
    February 7, 2021 at 2:31 am

    5 stars
    I always seem to burn the outside and majorly undercook the middle! What am I doing wrong?! 😭😭
    BTW- the salmon and tarter sauce is still fire even burnt 😂
    I’ve been making this weekly and can’t seem to figure out what I’m doing wrong.

    • Reply
      Alex
      February 8, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      try lowering your heat and cooking a little longer next time!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    January 30, 2021 at 3:37 am

    This blackening spice has been made in bulk and I use it as an all purpose seasoning for my different protein. So delish! Thank you 🙏🏾

  • Reply
    Kayla
    January 26, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Made this tonight – was absolutely delicious. So much flavour! Will for sure be making this again.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Marcia
    January 12, 2021 at 12:08 am

    5 stars
    Loved it! Will be making it again!

  • Reply
    Abby Durden
    November 5, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Absolutely delicious, added to my regular meal rotation !

    • Reply
      Alex
      November 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Yay!!

  • Reply
    Kelly Spears
    October 24, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    5 stars
    SO GOOD! This is a staple weeknight meal in our home. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Alex
      October 25, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Yay! Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Courtney
      January 3, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      5 stars
      My favorite way to make salmon now! So delicious and easy!

      • Reply
        Alex
        January 4, 2021 at 1:37 pm

        one of my faves, too!!

  • Reply
    Allie Del Principe
    October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Omg this was amazing! I didn’t have lemon so used lime instead and loved it. Thanks for the recipe, Alex 🙂

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