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Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Cooking Addic Salmon seasoned with a tasty cajun spice blend and pan fried until crispy served topped with a cool and creamy avocado salsa!


Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Today I have a super quick, easy and tasty meal for you, a blackened salmon with avocado salsa. This recipe could not be simpler, you just season the salmon with a cajun seasoning and then pan fry it until crispy and serve it topped with a cool and creamy avocado salsa. The cajun seasoning is full of flavor and includes a spicy heat that goes perfectly with the buttery salmon and the fresh avocado salsa. 

The salmon is pan fried at high heat in a skillet until the skin and outside is nice and crispy and the inside remains nice and moist and tender. The avocado salsa goes amazingly well with the blackened salmon and I sometimes like to change things up a bit by serving it with an avocado and cucumber salsa where the crispy and juicy cucumber adds an amazing texture to everything. This blackened salmon with avocado salsa is the perfect quick, light and tasty meal to kick off the New Year!

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa


Ingredients
    FOR THE BLACKENED SALMON:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) pieces salmon
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • FOR THE AVOCADO SALSA:
  • 2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • FOR THE AVOCADO AND CUCUMBER SALSA:
  • 2 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste
Directions
    FOR THE BLACKENED SALMON:
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat, add the salmon, seasoned with the cajun seasoning, and cook until deeply golden brown to slightly blackened before flipping and repeating for the other side.
  2. FOR THE AVOCADO SALSA:
  3. Mix everything and enjoy on the salmon!
  4. FOR THE AVOCADO AND CUCUMBER SALSA:
  5. Mix everything and enjoy on the salmon!

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Option: Use trout, tilapia or other fish instead of salmon.

Note: Serve the salmon with one of the avocado salsa or the avocado and cucumber salsa.

Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa



Cajun Seasoning


Cajun Seasoning


ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
directions
  1. Mix everything.