Blackened Salmon with Dad’s Special Sauce

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Delicious blackened salmon with a spicy-sweet seasoning rub is baked to perfection before being paired with a creamy, zesty sauce made with Greek yogurt, horseradish, lemon and herbs.

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I am so excited to bring you this recipe- it’s so nostalgic for me! My dad made a version of this sauce everytime he made salmon when I was growing up. It is so flavorful and seriously pairs perfectly with the blackened salmon.

Another reason I’m thrilled to bring this recipe to your kitchen is because of the opportunity to work with Kvaroy Arctic, an incredible salmon company. Thank you, Kvaroy Arctic, for sponsoring this blog post!

Blackened Salmon with Dad's Special Sauce

Let Me Introduce Kvaroy Arctic

Kvaroy Arctic is a sustainable farmed-salmon company from Norway. They are working everyday to change the seafood industry, and I’m so happy to share their brand with you so that you can support them, too.

Kvaroy Arctic has numerous farming practices that reduce their carbon and water footprint lower than other farmed or wild salmon producers. Most of us know that sustainable practices are not always the easiest route for a business to take. But Kvaroy does it because it’s the right thing to do.
And don’t even get me started on the salmon… omg. You must try it for yourself to know what I mean. Kvaroy salmon has double the amount of omega-3’s as other farmed salmon. The color is naturally a gorgeous orange, from the carotenoid found in algae and krill. Plus- the flavor is UNBEATABLE. I am truly obsessed with this fish and brand!

You can visit the Kvaroy Arctic website here to learn all about this incredible company, and make sure to visit this page to shop!

Blackened Salmon with Dad's Special Sauce

How to Make the Blackened Salmon

Now, to the recipe! This recipe is so simple and easy to make, but you’d never believe it with how much flavor it has!

To make the blackened seasoning rub for the salmon, combine: 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper. Stir the seasonings together to mix well.

Pat the Kvaroy Arctic fillets dry with a paper towel or dish towel, and rub a small amount of avocado oil on the fillets. Place in a baking dish and sprinkle the seasoning rub generously onto each fillet, gently pressing it into the fish.

Bake the salmon at 425 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes per 1-inch thickness of the fillets. If desired, broil on high for a minute or two at the end of cooking time.

Blackened Salmon with Dad's Special Sauce

Steps to Make My Dad’s Special Sauce

While the salmon bakes, it’s time to make the sauce!

In a small bowl, mix together: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp mayo, 1 tbsp horseradish, 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill, juice of ½ lemon and a pinch of salt & pepper.

When the salmon is done cooking, drizzle the sauce on top and enjoy!

Blackened Salmon with Dad's Special Sauce
Blackened Salmon with Dad's Special Sauce

Blackened Salmon with Dad’s Special Sauce

Delicious blackened salmon with a spicy-sweet seasoning rub is baked to perfection before being paired with a creamy, zesty sauce made with Greek yogurt, horseradish, lemon and herbs
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Blackened Salmon:

  • 4 filets salmon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For Dad's Special Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • pinch of salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Prep the salmon by blotting it dry with a paper towel or rag.
  • Mix the seasoning blend of 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil and spread the spice mix on the filets of fish.
  • Bake the salmon at 425 for 25 minutes (or 10 minutes per inch of thickness).
  • Make the Dad's Special Sauce by mixing together the Greek yogurt, mayo, horseradish, dill, lemon, salt and pepper.

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