In preparation for the eating marathon that is about to ensue (aka Thanksgiving), John and I decided to have a light and healthy dinner. Blackened salmon is typically pan-fried, but grilled is healthier and in my opinion, tastier.
You can make your own blackened seasoning or pick it up at the store. I didn't feel like stopping at the store the other night, so I just made my own - but I plan to try some of the pre-mixed stuff in the near future.
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1 lemon
- Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (or a tablespoon of fresh mixed herbs - thyme, oregano, basil)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat the grill. Brush the salmon with olive oil, then drizzle with lemon juice. Spread the blackened seasoning generously on the salmon. Then! I found this technique works really well to keep the seasoning in place while grilling - spray it with canola oil Pam! It sets the seasoning in place. Place the salmon on the grill skin-side down, grill for 3-5 minutes, flip, and grill for another 3-5 minutes more.
Labels: Fish, grilling, I'm Feeling Healthy