Blackened Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce

20 Minute Blackened Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce. The perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights!

Blackened Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce

Salmon is one of my favorite things to make for dinner. I make this blackened salmon almost twice a week! It’s perfect on saladssandwiches and served with rice and a veggie.

I rubbed the salmon with a spicy homemade blackening seasoning and brushed it with an AMAZING lime butter.

The lime butter is the best part! Simply melt butter and add some lime zest, garlic, salt and pepper. It’s the perfect topping for the salmon. I like to make extra lime butter and put it on my veggies that I serve alongside the salmon.

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I like to make my own homemade blackening seasoning. It’s a mix of dried herbs, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne for a little kick.

The trick to blackening the salmon is high heat. Searing the salmon in a hot pan keeps the salmon crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The high heat and quick cooking helps to seal in the moisture.

To make this 20 minute blacked salmon first pat down the salmon before rubbing it with the seasoning. I like to leave the skin on the salmon during cooking. This helps the salmon stay together and not fall apart when flipping. Rub each salmon filet with the blackening seasoning then sear in a hot pan for 3-4 minutes on each side. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin and drizzle with lime butter and enjoy!

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Blackened Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce

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Serves: 4
20 Minute Blackened Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce. The perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salmon filets, skin on
  • homemade blackening seasoning, recipe follows or 2-3 tablespoons of store bought blackening season

Lime Butter

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper

Homemade Blackening Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¾ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Pat the salmon filets dry and rub each filet with the homemade blackening seasoning.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. When the pan is hot add in salmon, blackening side down. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Take off of the heat. When the salmon is cool enough to handle peel off the skin.
  5. Spoon the lime butter over the salmon and serve immediately.

Homemade Blackening Seasoning

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Lime Butter

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
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