Blackened Salmon Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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Blackened Salmon With Pineapple Mango Salsa

Dear Universe,

You’re quite a prankster, eh? First you send me three years of dreams in which I have to go back to high school EVEN THOUGH I have graduated college. Yes, it was quite a clever way to point out I’d missed an important lesson somewhere along life’s way. And following up with a graduation dream finale? Brilliant.

But this? Now I’m a waitress at the Pappadeaux I worked at in college?!?!? Not exactly the career path I had envisioned for my nighttime alter ego.

I mean, can’t I fly or breathe underwater or something???

How is the ability to make succulent, flakey fillets of blackened salmon topped with pineapple salsa a superpower? Seriously, if I spend the next three years craving spicy cilantro-lime shrimp, creamy seafood bisque and copycat Whole Foods salmon dip I hold you responsible. Consider yourself warned.


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Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

Savory blackened salmon topped with suprisingly sweet and spicy pineapple mango salsa is sure to please the palate.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Cajun, Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 396kcal


  • baking pan
  • mixing bowl
  • small bowl
  • spatchula
  • mixing spoon


Blackened Salmon

Pineapple Mango Salsa

  • 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple (diced)
  • 1 cup fresh mango (peeled and diced)
  • 2 tbsp red onion (minced)
  • ½ – 1 jalapeño (seeded and diced – optional)
  • 1 – 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 fresh lime (juiced)


Blackened Salmon Filets

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Combine herbs and spices into a small container.
  • Lightly grease a baking pan with coconut oil.
  • Rub seasoning on salmon and place seasoned side down.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Pineapple Mango Salsa

  • Peel and slice the mango and pineapple.
  • Dice jalapenos, chop cilantro, and mince onion.
  • Mix salsa ingredients in a bowl and serve. This seasoning and salsa also goes great with chicken!
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 1300mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg
Blackened Salmon With Pineapple Mango Salsa

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Dirty Rice – Ground pork, cajun spices, bacon and minced chicken livers (promise you can’t taste them) give this deeply flavorful rice it’s signature dirty appearance. When I make it I always put leftovers in the fridge for another meal . . . and then eat it before that meal arrives. 🙂

Blackened Shrimp & Scallop Fondue – Blackened shrimp, sweet scallops, mushrooms and tender spinach are folded into a white wine cream sauce and topped with melty cheese. So good!

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya – I highly recommend using andouille sausage in this recipe. It’s delish!

Homemade Cajun Seasoning – Zesty, savory and so delicious, this seasoning is amazing as a dry rub for meat, sprinkled on hot french fries, stirred into homemade ranch dressing, and in so many other dishes that might surprise you.

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14 thoughts on “Blackened Salmon Recipe”

  1. I hope you love the blackening seasoning as much as we do, Elizabeth Neblett Schneiderman! My version has a little less heat for the kids sake, but it’s pretty yummy! I always make twice the amount called for and keep the rest in a spice jar to sprinkle on a whole roast chicken later 🙂

  2. We like it spicy! 🙂 Yum! I bet that is good…I will have to try that on chicken also…thanks so much….we like new the winter…I get in a rut sometimes with cooking 🙂

  3. Made this last night, but without the pineapple mango salsa. WOW. So delicious! My husband and I both loved it. It’s my new favorite salmon recipe. <3

  4. I love the Pinaple recepie.
    I would like to make the salmon as well.
    I might be blind, but I do not see the salmon recepie.
    Can you help me with it?

  5. Hello,
    I’m subscribed to your mailing list and was intrigued by the blackened salmon recipe, but I only see the recipe for the pineapple salsa on this post. I would love to know your recipe for the blackened salmon. Thank you in advance!