Blackened Salmon Fillets


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Blackened Salmon Fillets

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    Smoky blackened salmon gets even better when its grilled on a cast iron pan with a homemade blackened seasoning.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    Blackened Salmon
    2 (4-oz. each) skinless Wild Alaska Salmon, 1/2-to-1-inch-thick
    2 tbsp. chili lime seasoning rub
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee salted butter, melted
    Lime zest, for garnish
    Lime wedges, for garnish
    Avocado-Tomato Salad
    2 c. spring mix, lightly packed
    1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and cut into wedges
    ½ c. Hy-Vee grape tomatoes, halved
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped red onions
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee Select white balsamic and honey vinaigrette

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Small bowl
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • 8-inch cast iron skillet
    • Meat thermometer
    • Medium bowl


    1. Pat salmon dry. Measure thickness of fish. Combine seasoning rub and brown sugar in a small bowl. Brush both sides of salmon with butter; coat both sides with seasoning mixture.

    2. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat. If using a charcoal grill, remove grill rack from the grill and place an 8-inch cast iron skillet directly on the hot coals. If using a gas grill, place skillet on grill rack. Heat for 5 to 10 minutes.

    3. Add salmon to skillet. Sear for 2 to 3 minutes for 1/2-to-3/4-inch-thick fillets, or 3 to 4 minutes for 1-inch-thick fillets or until deeply browned. Carefully flip fillets and grill until fish easily flakes when tested with a fork (145 degrees). Garnish salmon with lime zest and lime wedges, if desired. Serve with Avocado-Tomato Salad.

    4. Avocado-Tomato Salad: Toss together spring mix, avocado, grape tomatoes, and red onions in a medium bowl. Just before serving, toss with Hy-Vee Select white balsamic and honey vinaigrette. Divide between two serving bowls and serve with Blackened Salmon

    Nutrition facts


    660 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 51g
    • Cholesterol: 95mg
    • Sodium: 1270mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 26g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 60%
    Potassium 25%

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    Seasons June 2019