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Blackened Fish or Chicken

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Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 15


 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.

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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.

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