Blackened Salmon

Spicy and Sweet Blackened Salmon Recipe

August 3, 2015

Salmon is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.  Fish is packed with protein and a healthy food choice for anyone, especially WLS'ers.  No fuss and lots of flavor is the motto of this Spicy and Sweet Blackened Salmon. A touch of sweet and spicy collide for a taste you will not soon forget. This Spicy and Sweet Blackened Salmon recipe is so versatile that you can use it with other fish such as grouper, halibut, tilapia, or catfish.

Spicy and Sweet Blackened Salmon Recipe

Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (or your favorite fish)

1.  In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, except salmon. Rub mixture on both sides of salmon.
2.  In a large nonstick skillet, cook salmon over medium heat about 4–5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.

Calories 223 g
Fat 7 g (Calories from fat 26%, Saturated Fat 1 g)
Cholesterol 88 mg
Sodium 427 mg
Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 35 g
Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat

TERRIFIC TIDBIT: Don’t overcook salmon as it is best served golden brown on the outside with a warm rare interior.

Originally published on The Healthy Cooking Blog, reprint shared by permission of Holly Clegg.
Photo credit:  Holly Clegg



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