Blackened Fish or Chicken
2 tablespoons ground paprika
1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
4 salmon fillets, trout fillets or chicken breasts
1/2 cup olive oil
In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano. Brush salmon fillets on both sides with 1/4 cup of olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with the cayenne pepper mixture. Drizzle one side of each fillet with olive oil. In a large, heavy skillet over high heat, cook salmon, butter side down, until blackened, 2 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets, drizzle with remaining olive oil, and continue cooking until blackened and fish is easily flaked with a fork.
Pairs Well With
I use this at least once a week because it's so easy and it tastes so good on salads, with pastas, rices and more. I keep a spice jar full of the spice combination aside so that I can whip it up really quick, without looking for ingredients. I also plan to make little packets of it and send it with my christmas cards this year.