Tag Archives: Salmon

Blackened Salmon

31 Mar

High Protein

I decided to make Blackened Salmon for us to eat for dinner tomorrow (cooking on a sunday for weeknight meals) – I’ve never used this combination of spices or these pretty thin wild salmon fillets before. Came out really good for my first try! Your turn!

Blackened Salmon

1 lb salmon fillets (amt. to your liking)
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil
1 tsp black pepper
Olive oil, for drizzling

Drizzle olive oil on a skillet on medium-high heat. Combine paprika, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, basil, and black pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle olive oil (about 1/2-1 tsp per each fillet) on the fish, then rub the spice mixture on the fish equally. Top with a little more olive oil to set the spices onto the fish. Place the fish upside down(spice side down) onto the skillet. Let cook and shift from side to side if need be. Serve with veggies or in salad and enjoy!



Sesame Teriyaki Salmon with Lemon Spaghetti

14 Jul

My aunt Irene gave me this awesome Marinade for Salmon. Its a Sesame Teriyaki sauce that I marinated the Salmon with. I knew it would come out awesome so i gave it a shot.


Salmon with Skin (Amount to your desire)
Linguine Pasta

Pasta Sauce Ingredients:

2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest (thank you to my aunt Tanya for letting me know what this was)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


Place the Salmon in the broiler uncovered until it starts to get golden/brown. Cover the fish after this and let it cook until the center is no longer raw. Cut in the middle to see this.

For the Pasta Sauce, whisk the oil, Parmesan Cheese, and lemon juice in a large bowl.

Drain the pasta, but reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Toss the linguine with the lemon sauce, and the pasta water, but add only a little of the water at a time as needed. Add salt and pepper and finally mix in the lemon zest and freshly chopped basil.

I added some broccoli that i got from microwaving it in the bag =) and I like to put Lemon on my finished Salmon, just as an added flavoring. It went well with the teriyaki and the pasta flavor added more to the lemon. It was awesome! Oh, and that green stuff on the top center of the frame of the picture is fresh Avocado salad, I’ll post about that another time!