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
1avocado, 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