Blackened Salmon With Citrus Salsa Recipe

Blackened Salmon w/Citrus Salsa

This salmon and salsa recipe can be as spicy or mild as you'd like. The citrus salsa gives a refreshing flavor to whatever blackening seasoning you choose to put on the salmon.

Blackened Salmon Ingredients:

  • 4 - 8/ounce fillets of skinned, salmon or steelhead
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion or onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1-2 crushed juniper berries (optional)

Strawberry Citrus Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime zest
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How to Prepare the Blackened Salmon

Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl. In a pie pan or shallow dish sprinkle dry mixture over the bottom. Heat a cast iron skillet or regular frying pan on medium-high heat. Make sure the pan is completely dry. When the pan is hot, dip fish fillets into mixture covering both sides. Cook approximately 5 minutes per side and serve.

How to Prepare the Strawberry Citrus Salsa

In a medium bowl mix lemon or lime juice with honey. Add all other ingredients, gently toss until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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