Fish, salmon, Cajun blackened salmon steaks 1  Fish, salmon, Cajun blackened salmon steaks 2

2 tablespoons ground paprika

1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper (less if you’re timid)

1 tablespoon onion powder

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon ground white pepper

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon thyme

¼ teaspoon dried basil

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

four 6-ounce salmon steaks or an equivalent piece of salmon fillet (skin and bones removed from fillets)

½ cup unsalted butter melted

Bayou dirty rice to accompany

1. In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano.

2. Brush salmon steaks on both sides with ¼ cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with the spice mixture. Drizzle one side of each steak with ½ the remaining butter.

3. In a large, heavy, nonstick skillet over high heat, cook salmon, butter side down, until blackened, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets, drizzle with remaining butter, and continue cooking until fish is easily flaked with a fork, about 2 minutes.

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