Baked Blackened Salmon
Are you eating enough salmon? I recommend eating salmon 2x a week. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fat) that can improve heart health, skin health, high in B vitamins and it is also a great source of protein to support lean muscle growth.
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
10 ozs Salmon Fillet
1 1/2 tsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Lemon (cut into wedges, optional for serving) Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl combine the paprika, oregano, garlic, thyme, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
3. Rub the salmon with the oil on all sides and place on the prepared baking sheet. Coat the top sides of the salmon with the spice mixture.
4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily. Season with additional salt if needed and serve with lemon wedges, if using. Enjoy!
Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
More Flavor: For a spicier salmon use more cayenne pepper. For a smoky flavor, used smoked paprika instead.
Make it a Meal: Serve with roasted veggies and potatoes or on top of a salad.