We tend to have a lot of people in and out of our house and I regularly serve an extra 3-4 mouths outside of my family for dinner, so I love to grab a large piece of wild salmon to throw on the grill when I am in need of something quick. I think grilled salmon is easily my favorite fish. Even poached or smoked. You name it, I love it. Do you have a favorite way to prepare or marinate salmon? If so, let us know in the comments!
One of the easiest ways to prepare grilled salmon is rubbing it with this pungent blackened spice mix and simply grilling it. I also rub the same mixture on chicken drumsticks and thighs for the occasional guest that doesn't like fish. It's a simple meal to prepare and cleanup, which is always important in my book!
When recipes say blackened, it is mostly referring to the Cajun spices, not the cooking method. While some chefs do really char their fish on the outside, I prefer to gently sear it to create a crust and keep the inside moist and flaky. I also go easy on the spices and pair it with a cooling mango-avocado salsa because I am a self-proclaimed spice wuss. You can bump up the heat if you'd like with extra cayenne though! This dish is colorful and vibrant and besides the dried seasonings, takes very minimal ingredients. It will undoubtably light up your dinner table! Speaking of dinner tables, isn't the grain of that wood under the food gorgeous?! I used extra stikwood to create a tabletop and I just love the way the surface looks. I need to do a wall in my house with this stuff.
Not a fan of mango? Sub in stone fruit for the mango and tomatoes in this recipe for an equally delicious salsa!
Looks just gorgeous, Danielle! Great recipe. 🙂
Hope you’re well lovely lady.
I have made this at least 50 times. It’s one of our top favorites!!!
Yum! My favorite way to serve salmon (though I do love it served so many ways) is teriyaki salmon. Teriyaki saice is so easy to make, too.
I can’t wait to try this!
update: i made this over the weekend. we loved it! my husband liked it, and he doesn’t usually eat salmon. and my sister asked for the recipe. LOVED the salsa that goes on top, though I left out the tomatoes. thanks for another great recipe!
It looks yummy. The only thing I would change is to use extra virgin olive instead of butter.
This was INSANELY good! Only thing I did to change it was less salt and more garlic. Fantastic dish!!! We can’t wait to eat it again!
I noticed that you have oregano listed twice…1/2 t once and 1/4t once…are they supposed to be separated?
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Sorry that was a typo! It’s fixed now.
I grilled salmon tonight and it was fantastic! The salsa reminded me of a side dish I had in Mexico with mahi-mahi and loved. Since my herb garden is starting to produce I added cilantro to it.
Made this for dinner and it was amazing! We are going to make it for our non-paleo friends for dinner soon 🙂 I’m sure they will be blown away!
“1 garlic clove, crushed” is listed twice in the salmon rub recipe. Once near the top of the ingredient list and then again as the final ingredient listed. I am going to go with 1 clove and hope you didn’t really want me to use 2!
Wow this looks delicious!
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Although it sounds like quite a responsibility to feed 3-4 extra mouths at every meal, it sounds like kind of a blast to have a full table surrounded by hungry eaters! Sounds like a ball to me. 🙂
This would be an awesome contribution to this month’s Shine Supper Club. I hope you’ll join us!
I’ve got to try this. Yummmm!
I made this last night and it was great! My husband said it might be the best thing I’ve ever made (and I’m not a terrible cook by any means). I’ve never been able to sell him on really liking salmon, but this was so different for us, and delicious. It was the first recipe I’ve tried from your site, so I’ll definitely be trying more. It was fairly simple, too. I prepared it ahead of time, so it was ready for grilling when dinner time came around. Thanks!
mmmm, yum!! I made this with pork chops, because that’s what I had in the fridge… so good!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic! Even my daughter’s non paleo friend loved it! Score!
Hubby made this for us last night – it was deeeelicious! We will definitely make this again some day!
Made your salmon recipe and mango/avocado salsa last week and it was Delicious. My husband even exclaimed it was by far the best dinner of the month. So happy I found your blog. Can’t wait to share this recipe again with friends.
This. Was. Amazing. I’m going to make smoked salmon wraps this week and use the salsa recipe for that as well. Anyone who wants to follow in paleo form, go for the super-simple paleo naan bread here. Been a lifesaver and helps to make variations of all these amazing recipes! Thank you for sharing!
My favorite way to do salmon on the grill is so easy, poached in wine. Just make a sturdy-ish tray out of foil, with about 2″ sides all around, large enough for your piece of fish. Slice some lemons and place on top, pour in enough white wine to almost cover the fish. Cook on grill top (low heat) for approx 25-30 min, time depends on thickness, so, until internal temp is adequate (140-150 degrees, I think.). Flaky and delicious salmon. Easy!
My mom and I have been trying to incorporate more Paleo recipes into our diet lately. This salmon was absolutely amazing! One of our favorites so far!
Just made this tonight and it was amazing! Goodbye boring salmon! My kids (10 and 7) gobbled it up, and they usually eat salmon with a sad face. 😂 This one is going on repeat!! Delicious! Thank you Danielle!
We’ve been making this for several years. It is a favorite of ours. I too leave out the tomato sometimes.