Dukkah-Crusted Blackened Salmon is packed with flavor, easy to make, and perfect for weeknight dinner.
How often to you eat salmon? A few years back, my doctor told me to eat it once or twice a week to try to improve my “good” HDL cholesterol, and for a while I was on top of my game!
Salmon was a weekly thing for me; every Tuesday, dinner was pan-seared salmon with spicy garlic and olive oil broccoli. It might sound monotonous (which it kind-of was, lol), but it was easy, delicious, and a great way to make sure I didn’t forget. It’s so much easier to keep momentum going once you have a routine established; the hard part is reestablishing a habit once you’ve stopped for a while.
Anyway, something eventually came up and disrupted my routine. Since then, it’s been hit or miss for me with remembering to get my salmon in. I think maybe one of the biggest issues I have about getting back into my salmon habit is that even though I love pan-seared salmon, I do need to switch up the flavors a little.
Blackened salmon is always a winner, and it’s so easy to change up the flavor profile just by using different spice mixes. Here I went with Dukkah (because I’m obsessed with it right now), which I shared a recipe for last week. Or if you’re pressed for time and prefer pre-made, this mix looks good!
More salmon inspiration:
- Salmon Bisque from An Edible Mosaic
- Thai Salmon in Foil from Damn Delicious
- Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce from Cookin Canuck
- Hoisin Salmon Burgers with Ginger Mayo from An Edible Mosaic
Do you like salmon and if so, what’s your favorite way to make it?
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Dukkah onto the flesh side of each salmon fillet, gently pressing to help the spices stick.
- Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ghee and once melted, add the salmon (spiced side down, skin side up). Cook until golden on the first side, about 2 to 3 minutes, and then flip and cook until the skin is golden and crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
- Turn the heat off and cover the skillet with a lid or piece of foil and let the salmon rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve with fresh lemon to squeeze on top.
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