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Blackened Salmon with Paprika Dressing

Eat Wisconsin Fish / Blackened Salmon with Paprika Dressing

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  • One large salmon fillet skinned and cut into 2-inch strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp each of paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Rinse salmon and pat dry.
  • Salt and pepper the dry strips. 
  • Mix the seasonings together in olive oil and coat the strips with the mix.
  • Place butter in a skillet (cast iron recommended) and heat over a medium-hot flame or burner.
  • When the butter is sizzling hot, place salmon into the skillet.
  • Cook about 3 minutes on each side until salmon is blackened.
  • Salmon is done when it feels firm and flakes in the middle. 

Note: Can also be cooked over an open flame with pats of butter on top, as pictured.