This restaurant quality Blackstone Blackened Salmon is the perfect recipe to make on your griddle. This salmon is made with simple ingredients and is delicious.
Blackstone Blackened Salmon Recipe:
This recipe for blackened salmon is made easily and quickly on your Blackstone. We love cooking salmon on the grill, the griddle and even on the stovetop. It is a flavorful fish that is healthy and my entire family loves it.
The blackened seasoning that is added to the salmon gives it so much flavor. The salmon fillets are coated completely with the simple blackened seasoning which is a blend of herbs and spices.
You will love the bold flavors of this blackened salmon. Cooking on the Blackstone is quick and easy and the perfect recipe to make on the flat top. Add your favorite griddle side dish for an easy weeknight meal.
What is Blackening?
Blackening salmon is the process of rubbing your salmon with oil or butter and easy seasoning. Then the salmon is cooked on high heat to toast the spices so they give the salmon a rich, tasty flavor.
The oil or butter helps the spices to really heat up on the outside but still keeping the inside of the salmon moist and juicy. This also helps to give the outer texture that dark coloring.
What are Blackening Spices?
There are many blackening spices that you are already blended that you can buy. But usually these contain ingredients that we can not pronounce. I like to make my own which allows me to control what I add.
A simple blackening spices include the following:
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
The great thing about making your own as you can add what you have on hand. Some recipes even add in some brown sugar to really caramelize the salmon texture.
- Salmon Filets
- Vegetable Oil (divided)
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
How to Make Blackened Salmon on Blackstone Griddle:
- Step 1 – Mix together the seasonings in a small bowl. Place the salmon filets on a plate.
- Step 2 – Rub 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil onto both sides of the filets. Then spoon the seasoning mixture over the salmon and spread it around.
- Step 3 – Make sure to season both sides of the fish. I use approximately ½ tablespoon per filet.
- Step 4 – Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium heat to high heat about 400 degrees. Spread the remaining vegetable oil onto the grill.
- Step 5 – Place the heavy bottom salmon filets on the Blackstone grill on top of the oil. Let them cook for 3 minutes.
- Step 6 – Time them and do not move the fish during this cooking day so that the fish will get blackened.
- Step 7 – Then flip the salmon filets and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
- Step 8 – Remove the salmon from the grill and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy! You can squeeze fresh lemon juice or lime juice over the top before serving.
How Long to Cook Salmon:
Cooking salmon on the griddle doesn’t take long. It is important that you allow the salmon to cook on each side without moving them. It only takes about 3 minutes on each side to cook.
Depending on the size of your salmon, the cooking time will vary. We make sure to check the internal temperature to make sure they are done with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach 145 degrees when they are finish cooking.
How to Cook Blackened Salmon on Stovetop:
Blackened Salmon can be prepared on the stovetop if you prefer. Prepare the salmon as indicated by seasoning it. We recommend cooking the salmon in a hot cast iron skillet or hot pan.
The salmon cooks and taste similar to being cooked on the Blackstone. Make sure to only flip once to allow salmon to cook evenly.
Tips for the best Blackened Salmon:
- Refrigerate Salmon – Make sure to keep the Salmon in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
- Hot Skillet or Griddle- Before placing the salmon on the griddle make sure the pan/Blackstone is hot FIRST before you put the fish on the grill.
- Flipping Salmon – We recommend not moving the fish while it is cooking. You want that pretty coating on the fish, so don’t move it until you are ready to flip. You do not need to pan sear salmon before placing on griddle.
- Oil Griddle – Before placing the Salmon on the Griddle make sure you olive oil the griddle. You can also use melted butter. This prevents the salmon from sticking to the griddle.
- Cook thoroughly – Make sure your salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees before removing from the griddle.
- Coating Salmon – We preparing your salmon, make sure to coat it completely with the spice mixture.
What to Serve with Salmon:
When we make Blackstone Recipes, we like to prepare sides that can easily be made on the griddle. This makes for a quick and easy dinner and cleanup is a breeze. These are our favorite side to serve with blackened salmon.
- Blackstone Hibachi Noodles – This is a easy noodle dish that is easy to prepare on the griddle. With simple ingredients, it goes with many different meats.
- Hibachi Blackstone Vegetables – This is a quick and easy side dish. The vegetables are cooked to perfection and are so flavorful.
- Blackstone Fried Rice – Fried Rice is our favorite way to use up leftover rice. It is made with simple ingredients and a delicious side to this blackened salmon.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Salmon is great leftover and the perfect lunch the next day.
You can even shred the salmon and place it on a garden salad.
Print Recipe here for Blackstone Blackened Salmon:
Blackstone Blackened Salmon
- 6 Salmon Filets
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil divided
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Oregano
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Mix together the seasonings in a small mixing bowl. Place the salmon filets on a plate. Rub 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil onto both sides of the filets. Then spoon the seasoning mixture over the salmon and spread it around. Make sure to season both sides of the fish. I use approximately ½ tablespoon per filet.
- Preheat the Blackstone grill over high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). Spread the remaining vegetable oil onto the grill.
- Place the salmon filets on the Blackstone grill on top of the oil. Let them cook for 3 minutes. Time them and do not move the fish during this cooking day so that the fish will get blackened.
- Then flip the salmon filets and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
- Remove the salmon from the grill and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
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