Blackened Salmon

Blackened salmon is one of the best ways to eat salmon. This is a very yummy recipe…

2 T. ground paprika
1 T. ground cayenne pepper
1 T. onion powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
4 salmon fillets, skin and bones removed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melt

In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, basil and oregano. Brush salmon fillets on both sides with 1/4 cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the cayenne pepper mixture. Drizzle one side of each fillet with 1/2 remaining butter. In a large, heavy skillet over high heat, cook salmon, butter side down, until blackened, 2 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets, drizzle with remaining butter, and continue cooking until blackened and fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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