Blackened Salmon with Blue Cheese Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, for frying

Four 6-ounce portions skinless and boneless salmon fillets

Blue Cheese Sauce:

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, black pepper, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Season each piece of fish with the rub.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter and oil. Once the butter has melted, add the fish and cook about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the whole pan to the oven and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. For the sauce:
  6. Place the white wine into a medium saucepan and reduce by half. Add the heavy cream and allow to reduce. Add the blue cheese and whisk until smooth. Serve on top of the salmon.

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