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Baked Blackened Salmon

This Baked Blackened Salmon makes the perfect easy dinner meal, just like our blackened shrimp and  Cajun dirty rice! You can cook it in just 15 minutes using olive oil, butter, garlic, and blackening seasoning. This recipe is keto and gluten-free!
Course:Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories318 kcal
Cost $ 4.00 per person


  • oven
  • baking sheet
  • bowls
  • brush


  • 3-4 pounds whole salmon filet skin-on
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 4 garlic cloves finely grated

Homemade blackened seasoning:

  • 3 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 ½ tablespoon dried Italian herbs or a mixture of oregano and thyme plus basil if you have
  • 3-4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon per pound
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or dill


  • Make sure to remove the salmon from the fridge 20 minutes prior to bake. Preheat oven to 400º F (205º C).
  • Pat dry the salmon with a paper towel.
  • Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with the melted butter and brush the entire filet on top and sides. Spread the finely grated garlic all over.
  • Combine all the spices and season the filet well, pressing for the spice blend to adhere to it. Brush the remaining tablespoon of olive oil on the salmon.
  • Place the seasoned salmon filet, skin side down, on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes then broil 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the filet. It must reach an internal temp of 145 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can check whether it has cooked through by using a fork: the fish will flake easily!
  • Let baked salmon rest loosely covered with foil for 3 minutes before serving. Sprinkle the juice of a lemon on top, garnish with chopped parsley or dill, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

How to Store Baked Salmon
Store baked blackened salmon leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 2 months (it's one of our many freezer-friendly recipes).
Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat in the microwave just until hot.   


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 995mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1582IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg

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